Frequently asked questions
Where are you located?
We are located in Fredericksburg, Virginia which is Northern Virginia about 50 miles south of Washington, DC.
Why do your puppies cost so much?
A lot of time and money has been spent researching the genetics of both breeds involved. The breeding is often done artificially which is quite expensive. It requires testing to ensure the optimal breeding time. We buy top of the line Pomskies for our breeding program and are recognized as one of the top breeders in the country.
Do you offer delivery?
Puppies can be delivered via Puppy Nanny in the United States and Canada for an additional fee. We can also meet you at three local airports if you would choose to fly to pick your puppy up. You are also welcomed to pick them up in our home.
What do you feed your dogs?
We feed our dogs Life's Abundance. While it is a little expensive, it is super high quality and we believe it is a key to our healthy puppies. We always recommend slowly introducing new dog food if you are going to feed them something else.
How soon after I get my puppy can I take them in public places like dog parks?
Puppies should not be in taken to public places until they have completed all of their vaccinations which is right around 16 weeks. You can take them places with you before then but ensure they avoid contact with the ground and do not let strangers pat them.
Do you have a waitlist?
We are always accepting applications for our waitlist. We review each application before selecting the owners. If your application is approved, we require a $500 nonrefundable deposit that goes toward the cost of your puppy. Our waitlist can average from 6-12 months.
How big will my Pomsky get?
We cannot guarantee size. With Pomskies there is always a chance of a throwback so we can have pups well under or over the expected weight range. The size is dependent upon genetics and what dogs are bred to one another. You can have some that end up smaller and some end up much bigger than expected. We will always only provide a projected weight and will under no circumstance guarantee that a puppy will remain under a certain weight. Typically, puppies will range from 12-30lbs but we have had Pomskies as small as 7lbs and one a little over 42lbs. .
Considering the Pomsky is a new breed, are there any health issues?
So far, we have not seen any health problems but this is a brand new hybrid and we still have a lot to learn. We do a 1-year health guarantee and ask for an update every 6 months for this 1 year period for all of our puppies so that if health issues do arise we will know about them and they can be addressed. We also offer an additional year guarantee for any owner who continues to use Life's Abundance dog food which is what we feed them as puppies. We believe a nutritious diet is a key part to a healthy life style.
Do Pomskies shed?
Pomsky coats are typically somewhere between a husky coat and a Pomeranian coat. They are soft and fluffy but have a silky quality that most pom coats lack. Most the dead hairs will sit in the coat until you brush them out so shedding is not a big issue with regular brushing. They do blow coat in the Summer and for about a month they will shed like crazy, but again, this can be controlled with more frequent brushing. You can take them to a groomer but only to have their coats blown out or for a slight sanitary trim. Under no circumstances should a Pomsky be shaved.
What is the personality and temperament of a Pomsky?
Pomsky personalities will vary but they all have some Pom traits and some husky traits. They are very smart and easy to train. They typically will howl like huskies but only on occasion. They are much more focused on their human family and less independent than your typical husky but do not always have to be underfoot like your typical Pomeranian. They can be escape artists like huskies but do not wander to the same degree. Although they cannot jump high fences, you will want to be sure your yard is secure.
How do you breed a Husky to a Pomeranian?
1st Generation Pomskies (also known as 50/50s or F1s) are created by breeding a male Pomeranian to a female Husky through artificial insemination. 2nd Generation Pomskies (also known as F2s) are created by breeding a male 1st Generation Pomsky to a 1st Generation female Pomsky often times naturally. We have partnered with other breeders who have a great deal of knowledge and experience with AIs and follow a strict protocol of testing and quality assurance to assure the safety of our dogs and the best possible chance of pregnancy.
What if we want to breed our Pomsky?
With the exception of approved and established breeders, all of our puppies are sold on a strict spay/neuter agreement. We require proof of spay and neuter by 6 – 12 months of age. If surgery must be delayed because the puppy is sick, we require proof of this from your vet as well as their contact information to verify. We do not allow people to keep their pets intact because they feel that fixing them is cruel. So please do not ask. Any vet will tell you that early spay and neuter is not only healthy for the dog but will make training and getting along with other animals much easier.
Can we come visit to meet a Pomsky and see what they are really like?
Because this is a large purchase, we do allow people on our waitlist to visit our house and those who may be interested in seeing our facility on a case by case basis. We are open about our breeding practices and have nothing to hide. We do take safety into consideration and will screen all potential visitors very carefully.