FAQ About the Pomsky
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Pomsky!
You will find all the answers to the questions you have about the Pomsky.
The Pomsky is a brand new crossbreed between a Husky and a Spitz. It is difficult to find reliable information on the internet. Moreover, it is challenging to know if this dog will adapt to your lifestyle and your family!
We have tried to gather on this page the questions that are most frequently asked to us in order to allow you to know everything about the Pomsky.
Pomsky F1, F2, F3, What Is It?
The Pomsky is a brand new crossbreed resulting from the marriage between a female Husky and a male Spitz.
This crossbreed is not yet stabilized, and that is why the Pomsky is classified into several generations. With each advancement in selection, we advance in Pomsky generations. Advancing in generations makes it possible to obtain greater character and morphological stability. However, under no circumstances does advancing in generations reduce the size of the Pomsky or give it more of a Husky or Spitz type. It is also impossible to tell from looking at a Pomsky what generation it is.
Here is a brief summary of the different Pomsky generations:
- The first-generation Pomsky F1: Husky & Spitz
– Pomsky de deuxième génération F2 : Pomsky F1 & Pomsky F1 ou Pomsky F1 & Pomsky F2
The third-generation Pomsky F3: Pomsky F2 & Pomsky F2 or Pomsky F3 & Pomsky F2
To learn more about Pomsky and the generations, we recommend the following article, which is more comprehensive: Pomsky Generation F1, F2, F2B, can someone explain? (royaumedesgalopins.fr)
What is the Size of a Pomsky?
The size of a Pomsky can vary greatly today and can range from 4 to 20kg. Therefore, it is important to know what size you want to avoid any surprises.
The size of a Pomsky will depend on:
1° The size of the parents
2° The % of Husky and Spitz blood
3° The lineage
4° The weight at birth and at 1 month
Pomskies are currently classified into 3 categories:
Toy Pomskies: These are the smallest ones, measuring between 20 and 30cm at the withers and weighing on average between 3 and 6kg.
The Miniature Pomsky: It measures on average between 31 and 40cm at the withers and weighs between 7 and 12kg.
Lastly, the Standard Pomsky: This is the largest type of Pomsky, measuring between 40 and 45cm at the withers and weighing between 12 and 20kg.
Therefore, be clear about the expected size and your breeder will be able to guide you on a litter and a puppy that meets your criteria.
What generation to choose to have a small Pomsky?
The generation and the size of the Pomsky are not linked.
The size of your future Pomsky is not linked at all to its generation.
Breeders talk about generation because the more we advance in generations, the more we advance in selection. However, it is impossible to tell by looking at a Pomsky whether it is a third or fourth generation.
The size of a Pomsky will be linked to the size of its parents, the worked lineage, weight at birth and one month, but not to the generation. An F2 Pomsky can be much smaller than an F4 Pomsky and vice versa.
So instead of looking for an F3 or F4 Pomsky if you want a very small Pomsky, you should ask for a toy Pomsky, which will be less than 30cm at the shoulder.
Does the Pomsky get along well with children?
The Pomsky is a crossbreed between a Husky and a Spitz. As a result, Pomskies generally have a milder, playful, and affectionate temperament compared to Huskies. They are joyful and gentle dogs that usually get along wonderfully with children.
The Pomsky has a gentle approach towards children and is also a lively little dog. They will be delighted to play and engage in activities with both young and old.
The Pomsky has a gentle approach towards children and is full of life. They are thrilled to play and participate in activities with both young and old.
Can the Pomsky live in an apartment?
The Pomsky can certainly live in an apartment as long as the size of the Pomsky and the generation are chosen carefully.
However, it will be necessary to take your Pomsky out between 3 and 4 times a day and offer him physical activities outdoors so that he can let off steam and burn energy (agility, running, dog parks, forest walks, hiking, swimming, dog dancing.)
It is also important to work on teaching your puppy to be comfortable with being alone because Pomskies enjoy being in the company of their human or other dogs.
To achieve this, it is important to proceed in steps by gradually increasing the time of solitude. Additionally, it is essential to provide a stimulating environment by offering interactive games and activities.
Does the Pomsky need as much physical activity as the Husky?
The Pomsky is a small/medium-sized dog that is lively and full of energy, but he will not need to exercise as much as a Husky. On average, we recommend 3 to 4 outings per day, including at least a 30-minute outing for an adult Pomsky. Of course, this is an approximate recommendation, and the needs of a Pomsky will vary from individual to individual and will also depend on other activities that you propose throughout the day (learning, dog dancing, occupation games...).
Is the Pomsky less primitive than the Husky?
The Pomsky is generally less primitive than the Husky, thanks in particular to the contribution of Spitz blood. However, some Pomskies will retain very Husky-like character traits and may be inclined to hunt and have a weaker recall. Nevertheless, in the majority of cases, the Pomsky is an obedient dog with a good recall.
Is it better to choose a female or male Pomsky?
There is no major difference in behavior between male and female Pomskies. There may be differences in character traits among Pomskies from the same litter, but this is not related to their sex.
Additionally, within the same litter, it is not uncommon for some males to be smaller than females.
Regardless of gender, we strongly recommend sterilization before the age of 7 months to avoid any behavioral issues, marking, humping, and cancer.
It is worth noting that breeding and selling Pomskies is reserved for professionals with a SIRET number.
Thus, not being fixed on a gender leaves you with 50% more chances of falling in love with a Pomsky.
Is the Pomsky a Robust Dog?
Yes, the Pomsky is a robust dog. It is a cross between a Husky and a Spitz and has not yet been subject to excessive human selection. This selection is what generates genetic defects in most cases.
The Pomsky is an endurance dog that will always be ready to follow you on your adventures. It can withstand both heat and cold and does not need to be trimmed.
We test all our Pomskies in our breeding program using the Embark laboratory. Embark tests guarantee our families that their dog is free of genetic defects and is a true Pomsky, meaning that its DNA only contains Husky and Spitz.
For our adult Pomskies, we never visit the vet for health problems.
According to various studies and posts we have read, the Pomsky has an average lifespan of 15 years.
Why Should the Pomsky Be Tested with Embark?
The Embark test is essential for us to carry out before any reproduction.
The Embark test will test the dog for over 210 diseases. It will also identify the different breeds present in the Pomsky's DNA to certify that it only contains Husky and Spitz.
It will also allow us to assess the level of inbreeding. Moreover, it will provide us with information about the colors that the Pomsky carries. This tool is therefore essential for any serious breeder who wishes to work with this developing crossbreed.
Does the Pomsky Bark?
Barking is very variable from one puppy to another. Some puppies will bark several times a day while others will never bark in their lifetime.
The same goes for "howling like a wolf"; some puppies will know how to do it, while others will never do it.
Depending on the litter, your breeder will be able to indicate if the parents bark and therefore if the puppies will also bark.
In any case, the Pomsky's barking is far less frequent and bothersome than that of the Spitz.
What is the price of a Pomsky?
The price of a Pomsky can vary greatly from one breeder to another. On average, prices in France range from €2000 to €7000.
In our breeding, prices range from €3000 to €6000 on average. Different criteria will influence the price of a Pomsky.
Firstly, the price will vary depending on the DNA of your Pomsky. A Pomsky must have DNA composed of Husky and Spitz, and a third breed in a percentage lower than 15%.
If your Pomsky is a type with 4 or 5 breeds in its DNA, it will be sold at a lower price.
Similarly, if your Pomsky is crossbred with a Husky or a Spitz, i.e. Fb or Fa generation, it will again be offered at a lower price than a Pomsky said to be 50/50.
The morphology and color of your Pomsky will also influence the selling price. A Pomsky with a Husky color and a flower on its coat will be offered at a higher price than an all-white or all-black Pomsky, for example. Blue eyes will also increase the selling price.
Les yeux bleus vont également faire augmenter le prix de vente.
The size of your future Pomsky will also have an impact on the selling price. A Standard-sized dog will be more expensive than a Toy Pomsky.
The Origins and Lineage of Your Pomsky
The origins and lineage of your Pomsky will also influence its price.
A Pomsky from a prestigious lineage in the United States is generally sold at a higher price. On the other hand, a Pomsky whose both parents have been imported from Russia and sold without an Embark test will be cheaper.
Finally, it is important to note that each breeder is free to set their own prices. Therefore, it is essential to inquire carefully before purchasing a Pomsky.