A Pomsky breeder is going to sell their Pomsky puppies from between $1,000 to $5,000. In fact, we have seen prices go above $5,000 in the past. But, if you think that is all you are going to have to pay buy a new puppy you are sadly mistaken.
The cost of purchasing Pomsky puppies goes much higher for the following reasons.
- Factors that Influence Pricing: Supply & Demand
- Other Factors that Influence Pricing: Physical Markings & Characteristics
- External Factors Impacting Pomsky Purchase Prices
- Keep Your Wallet Open – We’re Just Getting Started
- Spaying & Neutering
- Shipping & Handling
- But Wait – There’s More!
- Don’t Stop Reading!
Factors that Influence Pricing: Supply & Demand
Pricing of Pomsky puppies is subject to the “free market” much the same way it influences the pricing of other goods and services. It is all about supply and demand.
Supply equals the number of breeders and puppies available for sale. The more breeders there are and the greater the number of puppies available for purchase, the more prices are going to be tamped down.
Supply also refers to the characteristics and qualities exhibited by the puppies available for sale. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that Pomskies that look more like a Siberian Husky than a Pomeranian are going to fetch higher prices.
Demand refers to the number of people, like yourself, who might be in the market to purchase a puppy for their family. Demand also refers to the number or buyers who want specific characteristics or traits.
Additionally, you are going to have geographical supply and demand factors influencing prices. Many reputable breeders prefer not to ship their puppies long distances to potential customers and many customers do not want to pay the costs of shipping. Geography make allow you to get a better deal or cost you more. It all depends.
Other Factors that Influence Pricing: Physical Markings & Characteristics
As mentioned above a few moments ago, pomskies that exhibit physical traits and characteristics of Siberian Huskies tend to draw a premium price. Whether it is the luxuriously soft, furry coat, the color markings or those icy blue eyes that pierce the soul, customers prefer these qualities. Therefore, those puppies are more expensive.
Size is another pricing factor. People pay for cuteness and for many, small or tiny is synonymous with cute. The smaller Pomsky puppies in the litter are going to fetch premium prices because it likely means that the puppy will be smaller when it is full grown.
External Factors Impacting Pomsky Purchase Prices
If you have ever looked at a new home development tract that is in the beginning stages of being built by the developer you may be familiar with the concept of “lot premiums.” Basically, the developer sets a base price and then charges a premium or higher price for specific lots that have more desirable or preferable characteristics.
For example, a lot at the end of a cul-de-sac, along the waterfront of a lake or situated with better views will be more expensive. Larger lots are also more expensive as a general rule.
Similar concepts apply with Pomsky breeders and we already discussed some of them above. However, many charge a “pick of the litter” premium.
Demand is often so high that they can charge a customer an extra fee just to give them the right to pick the first puppy out of the litter. These fees can range from $100 to $500 or more.
As we discussed on our page about how big a Pomsky is when it is full grown, we know that there can be significant variance in the sizes of each puppy, even in the same litter. This premium gives an eager customer a chance to insure themselves against this risk, so to speak.
Keep Your Wallet Open – We’re Just Getting Started
Okay, so you are prepared to spend up to $5,000 or more for your new puppy. Don’t put that wallet away. We still have some things to discuss.
Spaying & Neutering
Many breeders are going to charge you another $250-500 for spaying and neutering of the puppy.
Shipping & Handling
If you are unable to locate a reputable breeder near where you live, then you are going to have to include the costs associated with the shipping and handling of your new pup. Search our breeder directory and list of breeder reviews before purchasing your Pomsky.
Now, this cost might simply be a long distance car trip. For the sake of this example, we are assuming you will need to drive several hours each way. So, you need to factor in the cost of gas for your car, meals and lodging.
Let’s make the following assumptions:
- 6 hour drive each way
- You travel 70 miles per hour
- You get 25 miles per gallon
- Gas costs $4.00 per gallon
That would be total of 840 miles and cost you in the neighborhood of $135. Now throw in another $125 for hotel room and some other expenses for meals and you are talking about another $300 or more to the cost. We haven’t even factored in the wear and tear expense on your car.
The IRS allows businesses to expense vehicles at around .55 cents per mile. So, if you want to take out the gas cost and impute a mileage deduction then that would be total cost of roughly $460, plus the hotel room and meals.
Or, you might elect to pay a company to handle the shipping of your new puppy. That is going to run you $250-500 depending on the distance and carrier.
And we haven’t even factored in lost time at work due to traveling, if applicable, or due to taking time off to get the puppy acclimated to its new home and surroundings.
But Wait – There’s More!
We still aren’t done. Pomsky puppies are expensive.
You are going to have to spend another $500 or more just purchasing the various supplies you will need for your puppy. This includes crates, bedding, fencing, toys and a multitude of other things like food and flea and tick medication.
The list goes on and on.
All told you need to estimate $2-5,000 for the puppy, $250-500 for spaying and neutering, at least $300 for transportation costs, and another $500 for the housewarming. At a minimum, we are talking at least $3-4,000 investment plus ongoing monthly costs.
That is a lot of money to spend on a “dog breed” that does not have a set of standards or a known health and lifespan record. Is that a gamble you are ready to make?
If so, please read on. There is still much more to discuss.
Don’t Stop Reading!
I know you are excited and anxious to get your new Pomsky puppy…like yesterday. I get it. I really do.
But, paying up to $5,000 or more for a puppy is a lot of money!
Don’t you think you owe it to yourself to make sure you do your research and protect yourself from being scammed by criminals, scamsters, and unethical breeders?
It isn’t my place to lecture you about how to spend your money and ultimately it is your money to do with how you want. But, are you sure you really want to spend that much money on what is essentially a “mutt?”
Even more to the point. Are you sure you really want to spend that much money on what you think is a Pomsky, but aren’t even 100% sure it really is an authentic Pomsky?
There have been countless stories about crooked breeders passing off fake Pomskies to unsuspecting buyers. Are you sure you would even know how to tell if the Pomsky you bought really was a Pomsky?
For more information about how you can protect yourself and ensure you have the proper knowledge and understanding to converse with a person claiming to be a breeder, please visit our Pomsky breeder research portal and our “Pomsky-Pedia” section.