Pomsky Dog Breed
~ It’s Probably Not For You ~
Guest Author: David Anderson
You’ve probably seen the Pomsky somewhere. This adorably cute cross-breed between the Pomeranian and the Husky has taken the internet by storm. Fluffy, cute, and very photogenic, the Pomsky dog breed has gone from complete obscurity to the fastest growing dog cross-breed in the United Sates.
It seems like everyone wants one, and several celebrities have gotten their own. It’s very common for a first-time viewer to react with “I want one!” However, before you go out and search for a breeder near you, please consider the following four points.
There is Very Little Breed History
Started just five years ago, by a couple of breeders in Arizona, this unnatural cross requires that a female Husky be artificially inseminated by a male Pomeranian to create a first generation Pomsky Dog Breed. Most bred Pomskies today are still first generation dogs, which means that their genetic make-up can vary widely from puppy to puppy. Some Pomskies have mostly Husky characteristics while others are much more similar to their Pomeranian parent.
It’s difficult to tell exactly how big or small a Pomsky will be until they are full grown. So many people thinking they are getting a tiny husky, end up with a 40-lb. dog. If you aren’t ready to have a dog on either end of the spectrum, maybe this isn’t the breed for you.
Pomskies are High Energy
You might not know it from the pictures and videos of the fluffy puppies, but the Pomsky is a very high-energy dog. Their Siberian Husky ancestry ensures that they are always ready to work, and are most happy having a job to do. A neglected Pomsky who doesn’t receive the proper amount of exercise every day can become bored and destructive. Make sure if you are considering a Pomsky you have the time, energy and space, to give it the exercise it needs.
Pomsky Puppies Grow Up
Most people’s first exposure to the Pomsky sees pictures of the cute puppies. Some websites and articles even claim that the pomsky stays that size its whole life. That’s not the case. While some Pomskies do remain relatively small (10-15 lbs.) most grow up to be larger, and some grow to over 40-lbs.
Regardless of how large they grow, though, they don’t always look like puppies and that “puppy cuteness” wears off. If you are only interested in having a cute puppy and haven’t considered the next 10-15 years on the adult dog’s life, then reconsider getting a Pomsky.
Pomskies are Expensive
Due to the surging popularity of the breed, Pomskies are in high demand. Right now, there are way more people who want to buy one than there are Pomskies available from the small number of breeders., which means that the price to buy a Pomsky is very high. A recent study by Pomsky Central showed that the average price paid by Pomsky owners was over $2,500 for their puppy, making the Pomsky dog breed one of the most expensive dogs in the world. Unless you are ready to shell out a significant amount of money, consider adopting a different breed.
Pomsky Dog Breed – The Cute Cross-Breed that Probably Isn’t for You
Guest Author Bio: David Anderson is a published author and Dog Expert. He is an expert on dog cross-breeds and has published three books about different mixes. David helps run the website PomskyCentral.com as a lead writer and contributor. In his free time he likes to spend time with his 3-year-old puppy Buddy.
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