The Pomsky is a Non-KC (Kennel Club) dog resulting from the crossbreeding between a Husky and a Pomeranian Spitz.
When interested in a particular breed, and especially a puppy, one of the first questions that come to mind is, what is its price? In this article, we will discuss the factors that influence the price of a Pomsky and why the prices for this dog are high.
The Pomsky is a young crossbreed that emerged in the United States in the 2000s. Thanks to its teddy bear-like face, the Pomsky quickly became a popular and coveted dog on social media. Today, the Pomsky remains a rare dog breed that is difficult to find in France and abroad.
Firstly, it's essential to know that the price of a Pomsky is highly variable, and several elements influence it.
Here are the five major criteria that breeders use to set the price of a Pomsky.
- Is it a true Pomsky?
- Generation (F1, F2, F3, F4, F1B, F2B)
- Eye Color
- Bloodline and Morphology
- Breeder's policy
The price of a true Pomsky with DNA testing:
The Pomsky is a crossbreed, not a purebred dog. Therefore, it is a Non-KC dog that can only legally be bred by a professional breeder with an SIREN number. A simple search on the Societe.com website will confirm whether your Pomsky breeder has this number or not. Societe.com: RCS, SIRET, SIREN, balance sheet, free information on companies registered with the Trade and Companies Register (RNCS)
Unfortunately, there are many cases of scams and fake Pomskies resulting from crossbreeding several breeds far from the beautiful Husky * Spitz cross that we know.
It's easy to verify the genetics of your Pomsky by asking the breeder for the Embark test of the parents. The Embark test precisely identifies the breeds present in your dog's DNA and ensures that it is free of genetic diseases. When you consider that an Embark test costs 200$, there is no reason why your breeder shouldn't have carried it out unless they are trying to scam you.
Therefore, it's not difficult to find Pomsky puppies on Leboncoin (French classified ad website) sold by individuals without any test for 1500 euros. Is it a good deal? It's more likely a scam, especially when you know that beautiful LOF (Kennel Club registered) puppies are available at the same price from professionals.
A dog with an Embark test, and therefore a "real" Pomsky from a Husky & Spitz cross, can be sold at a higher price than a Chihuahua, Husky, Samoyed, or Malamute cross called a Pomsky.
It's important to note that there are no legal remedies regarding Pomskies yet. It's a type of Pomsky, meaning it's not a purebred but a crossbreed.
Breeding clubs now accept the presence of another breed up to 15% in the Pomsky's DNA. In the United States, more and more breeders are working on the Pomsky with DNA from three breeds, including the Eskimo, which is also a Nordic dog.
In order to create a breed, the Pomsky must have 3 distinct breeds present in its DNA, and it will be the United States that sets the rules. Until their recommendations are released, it is advisable to stick to the Husky Spitz crossbreeding.
The generation of a Pomsky influences its price:
Indeed, the generation will strongly influence the price of your POMSKY. With the Pomsky, there are several generations and possible crossings. The famous Husky Spitz crossing called first generation F1. The Pomsky/Pomsky crossing, which goes from the second to the fifth generation (F2 to F5). The Husky Pomsky crossing of generation B, ranging from F1B, F2B, F3B. Finally, the Pomsky Spitz crossing called generation A, thus F1A, F2A, F3A.
Don't hesitate to read our article on Pomsky generations: Pomsky Generation F1, F2, F2B, can someone explain? (royaumedesgalopins.fr)
We are providing you with the table of generations below to help you better understand.
The generation you choose will strongly influence the price of your Pomsky. Indeed, a Pomsky with 50% Husky DNA and 50% Spitz DNA will normally be more expensive than an Fb or fa crossbreed with a higher percentage of one of the two breeds.
Therefore, it is normal to find Pomsky F1b, F2b puppies around 2500 euros. Don't be surprised by their very Husky behavior and their size, which sometimes reaches 20kg. Indeed, you will then have a dog with at best 25% Pomeranian blood and nearly 75% Husky blood.
It is therefore important to know if you are ready to welcome a dog of this size and with physical needs close to those of a Husky.
Similarly, a first-generation Pomsky will be cheaper than a third or fourth-generation Pomsky. Indeed, the further we advance in the generations, the further we advance in the selection. An advanced generation puppy will therefore be more physically and morphologically stable than a puppy from the first generation.
You will also notice that the more we advance in the generations and selection, the more we achieve harmony in size and morphology within litters. On the contrary, on an F1 litter, there are large variations in both size and morphology.
This stability and selection work have a price that is reflected in the puppies.
To give you an idea, an F1 will rarely exceed 3500 euros, while an F3-F4 can go up to 6500 euros.
F3 and F4 generation puppies better conform to the breed standard due to the work done by breeders. Therefore, they are inevitably more expensive. In addition, it is still very rare in France to find F3 and F4 puppies.
In order to produce advanced generation puppies, French breeders often resort to importing puppies from abroad, particularly from the United States, where the selling price can reach up to 10,000 euros.
Pomsky generation and price summary:
- In general, Pomsky F1 will be cheaper than F2, which will be cheaper than F3.
Pomsky F1 are the result of a cross between a Husky and a Spitz with a lower purchase cost for breeding, less stability, and many more puppies in the litter.
- Pomsky F3, F4 result from the marriage between two Pomskies. The litters are smaller because the puppies are smaller. Breeders import breeding stock from abroad at a high price. The selection has already been going on for several years.
- Pomsky b and a will be cheaper than 50/50 Pomsky. Indeed, an F1B Pomsky resulting from the marriage between a Husky and a Pomsky requires a lower investment cost, produces a litter with many more puppies, bigger puppies, and a less stable puppy character.
Let's not forget that in France, each breeder is free to set their own price policy. It is therefore important for each adopter to do their own research and to know what they expect from a Pomsky in terms of size, character, morphology, and weight.
There are more and more price comparisons without arguments on generation, origin, and size. In my opinion, there is no comparison in the work of a breeder producing 20kg Pomsky F1b and a breeder offering 6kg F4 Pomsky as adults.
Attention : There is no judgment, some adopters are looking for larger sizes but it is normal for the purchase price of the puppy to be lower.
The color of the coat will influence the price of a Pomsky.
The Pomsky should normally resemble a Husky as much as possible in terms of coat. It is therefore normal that we find similar colors between the Husky and the Pomsky.
Among the most common colors are:
- Black & White, Gray & White, Chocolate & White
- Isabella, cream
There are also exotic and rare colors:
You can find the different coats of the Pomsky on our website: Pomsky Breeding | Royaume Des Galopins
Beyond the color of the coat, it is the fleur de lys that is highly sought after in the Pomsky. This fleur de lys is the symbol of the Husky. A puppy that has the fleur de lys will therefore be more expensive than a puppy without fleur de lys.
Thus, the more the Pomsky has Husky colors and a fleur de lys, the more expensive it will be. A Pomsky puppy without a fleur de lys or of a solid color such as all white will therefore be cheaper. Below is a photo of a puppy with a fleur de lys and the typical Black & White color of the Husky.
This little puppy is an F4 dog of small size, black & white fleur de lys blue eyes. He was born in our breeding, the Royaume de Galopins.
Pomskies with exotic colors like Blue and Lilac are still very rare in France, but they sell for a lot of money in the United States where more and more breeders are working on these colors. In the United States, it costs between $10,000 and $15,000 for a blue Pomsky. You will soon see blue Pomskies in France because many breeders have started buying blue breeding stock.
I am sharing with you the photo of one of our blue males, very typical of the Husky.
The price for blue eyes!
Aaah , the blue eyes of the Pomsky! This is the Holy Grail, what almost all breeders and owners are looking for. A Pomsky with blue eyes will therefore be more expensive than his brother with the same coat but brown eyes. It is not uncommon to see a price variation of 500 to 1000 euros for the same puppy with a difference in eye color.
If you are interested in the blue eyes of our dogs, you will find plenty of information via the following link: Blue-eyed dogs
Heterochromia (one blue eye, one brown eye) and parti-colors (blue and brown in the same eye) are also highly sought after and will increase the price of your puppy!
Thus, if you have no preference in terms of eye color and you fall in love with a puppy with brown eyes, it is likely that the price of your Pomsky will decrease.
Once again, this is just a physical trait that influences the price of a puppy depending on supply and demand.
I would also like to point out that the Husky can have heterochromia, blue or brown eyes. Brown eyes in the Pomsky are therefore not due to the Spitz and your dog will still be just as Husky-looking if he has blue eyes.
The lines and origin of the Pomsky
The lineage and selection made by breeders will also influence the price of a Pomsky. Indeed, reproducers coming from great lines in the United States and imported to France will produce more coveted puppies and therefore more expensive.
Breeders in the United States have been working on this crossbreed for over 15 years. They are well-known and their Facebook and Instagram pages already have over 15 to 20K subscribers. Their puppies are beautiful and fully meet the breed standards. For some of them, it is more than 10 years of work and it has a cost.
Buying these breeders will also increase the purchase price of your puppy.
Breeders in the US practice high prices ranging from 4000 to 6500 euros.
Depending on the price of your dog, it may be interesting to inquire about the lineage and origins of the parents.
There are also more and more breeders who import dogs from Russia. It is true that it is possible to find high-quality Pomskies in Russia. The purchase cost in Russia is significantly lower than in the United States but also in France.
It is not uncommon to see individuals importing their dog from the United States for various reasons: the purchase cost, no waiting list, no sterilization contract...
Prices in Russia vary on average from 1500 to 5000 euros.
The problem? Few Russian breeders perform DNA tests on their breeders. Origins are therefore often unclear... Indeed, while 100% of breeders in the United States and 60% of breeders in France practice Embark tests, which are DNA tests that allow the percentage of each breed present in the dog to be known, Russian breeders are few to practice it and share the tests with adopters.
To learn more about embark tests: Embark Dog DNA Test: Most Accurate & Highest Reviewed Dog DNA Test (embarkvet.com) This link will allow you to order your test if you have doubts about the origins of your Pomsky.
You will have no guarantee or contract with the breeder. Several thousand euros will have to be sent to a Russian account.
You will have to pay around 750 euros for transport from Russia to France.
In short, choosing Russia is a bet that can be a winner or a loser.
The size and price of a Pomsky
We will now talk about the size of the Pomsky. Indeed, since the Pomsky is a brand new crossbreed, we are still seeing large variations in terms of size. The weight of a Pomsky can vary from 5 to over 20 kg. This weight variation is explained in particular by the selection made by the breeder and the lineages he works with.
We share with you the standard defined by the Pomsky France club: STANDARD DE LA RACE | CLUB OFFICIEL POMSKY FRANCE (clubpomskyfrance.fr)
Within our breeding, we have no dog over 44cm. The standard for the Husky starts with a height at the withers of 50cm. We give you the link presenting the standard of the Husky according to the LOF: Standard du Siberian Husky (siberianhuskyfrance.com)
The weight of your Pomsky and its size as an adult will therefore influence its purchase price. The goal of the Pomsky is to reduce the size of the Husky while maintaining its morphology. The smaller your Pomsky is, the more you can expect its price to increase.
This is explained once again in several ways. It is still rare in France to find Pomskies that are small in size and less than 7kg. A smaller female will automatically have smaller litters.
Conversely, in Fb crosses, the mother being a Husky, the litters will be larger, the puppies will be larger, and therefore you should see the price of your puppy reduced.
Overall, for a small-sized dog (less than 7kg) with a lovely Husky look, you should expect to pay over 4000-4500 euros.
The pricing policy of each breeder
As you can imagine, each breeder is free to set their own prices. It's a matter of supply and demand. You also have the right to visit several breeders, inquire and agree on a budget that seems reasonable to you for your future puppy!
A breeder who also has good SEO, a website, many requests, a reputation, will tend to practice higher prices than a breeder who has just started and is not present on the internet and social networks.
If you are fond of Pomsky but do not have the budget, there are other less fashionable but equally adorable and human-friendly breeds, such as the Wolf Spitz, Japanese Spitz, and American Shepherd.
Sometimes it is better to change the breed rather than rush for a "good deal" found on the internet, which often turns out to be a scam.
In conclusion, and following a quick market study:
To give you an idea and after comparing different French breeders, we found the following averages:
Pomsky F1 between 2000 and 3500 euros
Pomsky Fb between 2000 and 3500 euros
For a Pomsky F2 between 2500 and 4500 euros
Finally, for a Pomsky F3 between 4000 and 6500 euros
As mentioned above, Pomskies with the Husky mask and blue eyes will be on the higher end.
Prices are rarely listed on breeders' websites. You must, therefore, directly ask each breeder for the prices, which often vary from one puppy to another.
In any case, take your time, choosing your lifelong companion for the next 15 years is not something to be taken lightly.