Pomsky Scams – 10 Must Know Facts Before Purchasing Your New Dog

Written By Jason Gest On June 14, 2014, Last Updated On April 8, 2017

If you are like most people you have come across an adorable picture of a pomsky. This glorious picture likely caused you to search the internet to try and find one of these puppies for your very own or at least try to learn more about them. if you did a little bit of research after seeing one of the popular memes, you may have come across the fact that the popular picture is not actually of a pomsky, but is either a Finnish Lapphund or an actual Siberian husky puppy. When considering the purchase of a pomsky you will need to be careful as this breed is highly misrepresented.

What is the Pomsky?

The pomsky, which is also spelled pomski, is a new “designer” breed of dog that was created by breeding the Pomeranian and the Siberian husky. There are some circles that cause this breed the huskeranian. The pomsky puppies that come from a reputable breeder will have the husky serve as the dam and the Pomeranian as the sire. The main reason for this is because of the health and physical complications that will occur and could endanger both the mother and the puppies should the smaller Pomeranian female try to carry puppies that are sired by a larger male husky. Since the pomsky is prized over their small size and smaller dogs tend to command higher prices, it would not make much sense to breed male huskies that tend to be much larger than the female husky.

Pomsky Size and Appearance

The pomsky tends to have traits, qualities, and characteristics with differing degrees of appearance that is based on the contribution genetically from each of the parents. The expectation is for the pomsky to weigh about half of the combined weight of each of its parents. The average is between 20 and 30 pounds.

If you are just starting to familiarize yourself with the pomsky breed it is important to remember that these dogs are relatively new. This means that there is not a breed standard as of yet. The pomsky is not going to win a best in show award at the annual Westminster dog show any time soon.

When it comes to getting a pomsky puppy, it is still somewhat of a crapshoot as to what the puppy is going to look like or weigh when it matures. This means that you will need to be flexible if you are choosing this type of dog.

Purchasing a Pomsky Puppy

When it comes to buying a pomsky puppy you are going to find that there are many schemes. These puppies are trending right now and people are trying to exploit the lack of knowledge about this breed. If you truly want to purchase a pomsky it is important to make sure that you are armed with knowledge and information. This will help you make sure that you are not victimized by an unscrupulous individual. Here are a few things that you should watch out for when you are trying to purchase a pomsky from a breeder.

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  • Is the breeder receptive to each of your questions? Do they seem vague or hostile when giving you answers? This is one warning sign that they may be running a scam.
  • Can the breeder provide you with a list of previous customers? If the list is provided make sure that you call some of the past customers and ask them about working with the breeder.
  • Will they send pictures of the parents or do they simply verbalize descriptions? Make sure that the photos that they have provided are not stock footage that can be found online. Taking a picture of the parents should not take long as everyone has a camera these days. If the breeder will not snap a picture and send it to you through an email or in a text, it is likely that they are not running a legitimate breeding operation.
  • If the breeder asks for a large down payment before providing pictures, this is a sign that you should take your business someplace else.
  • If the breeder wants a payment in cash or by cashier’s check, or money order, you will likely want to take your business elsewhere. When you are purchasing a large ticket item you want to make sure that there is a paper trail for the transaction.
  • Registrations and licenses are extremely important. Make sure that you ask about the parents of the puppies. The parents should be registered and papered through one of the kennel clubs. Make sure to ask if the breeder is licensed to perform business in their area. You also want to ask about a DNA test for your puppy. There are some breeders that will pass off a fake pomsky to a person that does not know better.

The best advice when attempting to buy a true pomsky is to do your research. Remember, this is your money and if you do not like the answers that are being provided by a potential breeder, make sure that you look somewhere else.


  1. Adriana

    I found an ad on pennysaver of pomskies for adoption at only $350. I messaged the owner in which they said they moved and can’t keep the puppies so they are not selling but putting them up for adoption and that they would pay to have him shipped to me. Wondering if its too good to be true! Any thoughts?

    • Jason Gest

      Hi Adriana,

      Well I cannot say what you should do, but I do agree with you. That seems too good to be true. There is a reason why pomskies are so expensive. Be careful!


    • HarleyQuinzel

      I would seriously advise you not to do this. I came across many similar ads when I was looking for a puppy a while ago and was always left disappointed. The ads to avoid are ones that say they will send the puppy to you.they’ll often say it’s on its way then later say it’s stuck in quarantine or customs or something like that and need you to “urgently” send money to get it out otherwise the dog will be put down!They play on your emotions and push you into making a quick decision and once they have the money you never hear from them again. Also thinking about it from the other side, if you were a breeder,would you be happy to ship a puppy to someone you’ve never met before?One tip is to check what else they are selling as they often have several ads for different puppies that are popular at that time. Another thing you could do is reverse google image search the picture in the ad as they often steal someone else’s photos. Sorry for the essay! But I’d hate for you to be disapointed or scammed out of money by these scum bags.tl;dr I’d bet my bottom dollar it’s a scam

    • Francisco Burgos

      Hello Adrianna
      To me it does sound like scam, I recently purchased a Pompski puppy for my daughter Xmas present through Lollipop Pompski’s in Vernal, Utah and she was not cheap (opposite of minor dent in my wallet) the deposit was small and all payment transfers done through PayPal, pretty hard to scam if wanted to. But honestly now that she is here with family, I can see future wise that every dollar spent will be well worth it. We to pet store and saw Siberian puppy about same age as mine a d major difference was recognized right away.
      So Yea be careful out there who Purchasing Pompski’s.

  2. Iliana Chino

    I found my pomsky on lancasterpuppys.com.. the breeders was “king” somthing. When I called him I asked who were the parents and if any bad health problems. Needless to say it was all by phone. The puppy went from $1500 to $700 at 3 months. So I took the offer finally and decided to drive there and get it. It was in Lancaster PA. I asked to see the mother -she was a pomsky. She was pretty big .about 30-35 lbs. The father wasn’t there since it was someone else’s but I was told he was a husky. I was skeptical about the mother size but fell inlove with the puppy. At 6 months .now she is 25.5 lbs. Am hoping she doest grow more but am not too sure!😣.. but I love her so much . Her personality is beautiful, such a sweetheart. I don’t regret her at all , although I always imagined having a pomsky of 15 lbs atleast. If your interested in being updated on her size and all , I created a instagram for her !. Follow if you’d like 😁 username @spoiledpomsky

    • James

      I also got my puppy pomsky from Lancasterpuppies we paid 3500 she’s beautiful and looks exactly like a husky, travel 3 hours to get her and her mother was a husky and dad was a Pomeranian, only saw pictures of the two, but she’s 8 weeks and we had her for 4 days now and we love her so much, so much fun she’s only 6lbs she was the runt of the litter so hopefully she stays small and cute forever

  3. Brenda Gutstadt

    I am struggling with trying to find an appropriate pomsky breeder should I beware of an owner that won’t send me a video?? And wants payment upfront before any paperwork on dogs health and care is sent?? The breeder is also not PCA but claims they “work” with them. Also they want payment via western union only as a non business transaction. Sounds suspect right???

    • Jason Gest

      Hey Brenda,

      That sounds really shady. If I were you, I would find another breeder asap.

      Good luck!


    • Brenda Gutstadt

      Thanks Jason, The picture was sooo cute it sucked my 12 year old right in. (me too) but we did find another breeder Sun Valley Pomskies in Idaho. Both International Pomsky Association Members and Pomsky Association of America. She sent videos and breeding info right away even sent a pic of an older sib with same parents!! But we have to go to Boise to get him because she doesn’t believe in shipping pups. Your info online is EXTREMELY helpful.. Thanks!!! Brenda

    • Jason Gest

      I’m glad you find the site helpful!

      Sun Valley is a legit breeder, so I think you’re getting a beautiful puppy. 🙂

      It’s a bit difficult that they don’t ship puppies, but I can agree it can be stressful for the puppy.



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