There have been many designer dog breeds that have become quite popular. The newest of these breeds is the Pomsky.
This is a dog that is a cross between the Siberian husky and the Pomeranian. Many people have been falling in love with these dogs.
Similar to their Pomeranian parents, the dogs tend to be fluffy and cuddly. However, it is difficult to tell from the puppy stage how large the dog will be when fully grown.
Most of the pomskies tend to run on the small side, similar to the Pomeranian and less like the larger size of the Husky.
If you are thinking about purchasing a Pomsky, there are several things that you will want to consider. Here are some questions that you should ask before buying a pomsky.
1. How Big will the Pomsky Get?
Many people who are interested in Pomskies want them because they love the looks of the Husky, but do not want to deal with the large size of the dog.
When searching for your new puppy you will likely find sellers that state their dogs will only weigh about 5 pounds when they are fully grown.
However, you should avoid purchasing a dog from a seller that makes this claim as it is likely a scam.
On average, the smallest pomskies will weigh at least 15 pounds. One of the ways to determine about how much the puppy will weigh is to add the weights for both the parents and then divide it in half.
If one of the parents weighs 40 pounds and the other weighs 10 pounds, the total of the 2 dogs is 50 pounds and when you divide it in half you get 25 pounds.
This is about how much the puppies should weigh when they are fully grown on average.
The Pomsky puppy typically will have the beautiful coat of their Husky parent that will be a mix of white, black, and grey. The coats of the puppies are silky, soft, and long.
The faces are narrow and fox like and their ears are pert. This all adds up to one of the cutest and most gorgeous dogs that you will ever find.
2. How Much Will the Pomsky Cost?
The price of a pomsky puppy will vary based on the breeder. Typically, the average cost for these puppies range from $2000 to $3500.
This price may or may not include the cost of shipping. There are some breeders online that will ship the dogs to you, no matter where you live.
When considering having a puppy shipped from out of state you will want to make sure that they are going to ship the dog in a manner that is safe.
Make sure that you ask how long it will take for you to receive your puppy and how it will be shipped to you.
It is important to make sure that all of the laws are being followed when it comes to shipping a live animal.
If you find one of these puppies for sale at a price that seems too good to be true, chances are it probably is.
There are many people that try to scam potential buyers for this breed, especially now that they have grown in popularity. Researching the breeder is extremely important.
Since pomskies are so expensive, you may also want to consider getting a pet insurance for your puppy.
3. What Supplies Do I Need for a Pomsky?
When you bring home a pomsky, there are a few home improvements that you are going to need to make in order to make sure that your new dog is safe.
Remember, your puppy is going to be very curious, so there are some things that you will need to remove from your home to keep him or her safe.
If your home has hardwood floors you are going to need to make sure that they are sealed. The entire house should be dog proofed. This means that breakable objects, rugs, chemicals, and plants, should be removed as they could be destroyed by the puppy.
Your new puppy is going to need enough space to exercise, but it is okay to limit the dog to certain areas of the house.
You can use playpens, baby gates, and other such devices in order to limit where they can roam!
It is also important to make sure that you have the appropriate supplies for your new pet.
A dog will need to have a comfortable place to sleep. A cheap puppy bed is appropriate, but be aware that they will likely chew on it and ruin it.
Stainless steel dog bowls are recommended as the puppy cannot chew through them.
Other supplies to consider and ask about include leashes, collars, and toys.
Talk to a professional about these supplies as they will be able to recommend the best types of collars and leashes for the Pomsky breed.
4. Does a Pomsky Shed?
One of the other things to consider when purchasing a pomsky is the fact that these dogs will shed.
They shed a lot of hair and you will need to be prepared for this. They go through shedding periods 2 times a year and each one lasts about 90 days. Their coats are long and thick and a large amount of hair can be shed from this tiny dog.
When considering any type of dog or other pet, it is important to make sure that you are ready for the responsibility.
A Pomsky is a special breed of dog and you will want to make sure that you are ready for the costs involved in taking care of this type of dog.
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