While many people are fixated on purebred dogs, there’s a whole wide world of different crossbred dogs out there. The looks and traits of purebred dogs are often taken into account when ‘creating’ a crossbreed, resulting in a dog that’s much like both of its originating breeds, though entirely unique on its own.
A popular crossbreed with dog lovers is the adorable Pomsky. They’re the result of crossbreeding a Pomeranian and a Husky.
These rather different breeds, when crossbred, result in an interesting combination of features and properties from both dogs. And, let’s not forget about how adorable Pomskies look, too! While they have the small stature of a Pomeranian, they often inherit the gray-white fur of Huskies and their regal looks.
Although the cross between the Pomeranian and Husky results in cute, loyal little dog, there are things that soon-to-be ‘parents’ should know about raising a crossbreed dog before getting one.
Things to consider… before getting your Pomsky
From the moment you lay eyes on them, you probably won’t resist wanting to take home a Pomsky to your family. Though, before you start picking out a name for that Pomsky puppy, there are a few things you have to consider first.
To start, Pomskies are actually considered a new breed. That means that there aren’t many breeders who have experience handling this crossbreed. You should also wait a little longer to get a hold of a Pomsky, since many breeders are still working on the imperfections found when working with this particular breed.
Since there’s a decided lack of breeders, take the time to visit Pomsky breeders that do happen to work in your area. You don’t want to get a Pomsky puppy from a breeder with little to no experience handling the breed.
Another thing that you need to consider is your budget. As a ‘designer’ crossbreed, Pomsky puppies do cost quite a bit. Many Pomsky breeders might require prospective owners to pay a deposit before receiving their puppy, usually getting placed onto a waiting list as well. That should give you an idea about how popular Pomskies are nowadays!
Some breeders, usually reputable ones, will ask for additional information, including a background check, home visit and other required paperwork. This is usually needed to make sure the puppy will be heading to an appropriate home. In some cases, the breeder might not have enough Pomsky puppies for their clients, so that extra information will come in handy for those looking to reschedule.
And, don’t forget about your Pomsky puppy’s temperament, too. While a new breed, most breeders have commented about the Pomsky’s temperament harboring traits from the Husky and Pomeranian—both negative and positive. Due to that, it’s important to research as much as you can about Pomskies, so you’ll know if they’ll easily tolerate other animals, dogs and even children.
Research, research, research
It’s hard to resist the charms of an adorable Pomsky. Though, even the most adorable dogs need to be approached carefully, especially if you’re looking to introduce them to the family for the first time.
Before taking your fluffy Pomsky puppy home, make sure research as much as you can about this unique crossbreed. The more research you do, the more comfortable you’ll feel about taking this puppy home!