- How much are your puppies?
- Where are you located? Do you ship?
- What sort of health guarantee do you offer?
- Why are mutts so expensive?
- What do your puppies come with?
- I’m confused,I thought Pomskies were a Pomeranian Dad and Siberian Husky Mom?
- What do F1, FX, F2 numbers mean as a litter type?
How much are your puppies?
Our puppies are from $1500-3000 for companion puppies. Typically puppies with blue eyes and husky-patterned masks are at the high end of this range, as are smaller puppies. Companion puppies must be altered (spayed or neutered) by your vet when they are old enough and may not be bred. In general, we choose to sell puppies with breeding rights only to established breeders or people we know well (or have come to know!), and their prices are higher.
Where are you located? Do you ship?
We’re located in the beautiful Black Mountains of southwestern New Mexico. We do indeed ship puppies via air or ground transport in order for them to reach their new homes. The cost for this is usually around $300-400, depending on the exact location, but does include transport to the airport, crate, health certificate, and airfare. We are also able to arrange for shipment with a puppy nanny to some destinations. Shipping overseas is possible but complicated and costly- email us to discuss this if you are interested. We would be willing to consider this for the right puppy and the right home, but it’s not something we do often or lightly.
What sort of health guarantee do you offer?
We guarantee our puppies free of congenital defects or genetic problems which would impair their quality of life to the age of 3 years, and we guarantee them free of infectious disease for 7 days after they leave our care. (They will leave here healthy, always!) If, in the event that something does happen with your puppy, we will refund your purchase price or replace your puppy, whichever you choose. You do NOT have to return your original puppy in order for this guarantee to be honored (although you may choose to if you feel that you are unable to meet their needs.) We do our best to produce healthy puppies who will live long and healthy lives.
Why are mutts so expensive?
Breeding dogs in general is expensive! Raising a litter of puppies is very nearly a full-time job, between cleaning, socializing, training, and doing all the other things that need done! The vets do not charge less for health care because our parent dogs are of different breeds; we do not do any less pedigree research on our dogs or health testing.
You can buy a cheap purebred, or a cheap mutt from a breeder who is cutting corners. You can buy an expensive purebred or an expensive mutt from someone who is not. The thing you should be comparing is not what the dog is registered with but how much care is going into their puppies!
What do your puppies come with?
- Microchip & registration
- DNA Verified Parentage
- 3 year health guarantee
- IPA (International Pomsky Association) registration application
- Two rounds of shots (possibly 3, depending on the age they leave us)
- Current on deworming
- Vet record and health certificate from our vet
- Puppy collar, leash and tag
- A blanket that smells like mom and littermates
- A sample bag of the food they have been eating to get you started transitioning to your own preferred brand,
- Small toy or two that they have enjoyed.
I’m confused,I thought Pomskies were a Pomeranian Dad and Siberian Husky Mom?
Good question! Our goal as breeders is to produce a specific look, personality, and size of dog, meeting the description of a Pomsky- a small nordic-type dog with husky markings, small size, etc. We use the IPA guidelines for what dogs can be included in our breeding program. This includes Siberian Huskies and Pomeranians, but also American Eskimo Dogs and German Spitz dogs. American Eskimo Dogs and German Spitz dogs are closely related to the Pomeranian, with fewer health concerns and similar size. (In some countries in Europe, Pomeranians are actually allowed to be bred with AEDs and GS and they are considered varieties of the same breed in different sizes, like poodles here in the US.) Our American Eskimo Dog Thor is a miniature, 14″ at the shoulder and about 17 pounds.
Breeding Siberian Husky to Pomeranian frequently produces puppies in the 25-30 pound range, the same size as Siberian Husky to Eskimo. Our goal is to produce smaller puppies (in the 10-20 pound range) but we feel that using AED to reduce size more slowly (we do still use Pomeranian genetics!) has significant advantages as well without producing bigger puppies.
What do F1, FX, F2 numbers mean as a litter type?
These codes refer to the generation and type of breeding. A quick reference guide
- F1 : 1 generation away from purebred (Siberian Husky x Pomeranian)
- F1X: 1 generation away from purebred, outcross litter (Pomeranian x Husky/Eskimo, for example or husky x Pomeranan/Eskimo) According to the rules of the IPA, any litter within 3 generations of an outcross breeding will retain the FX nomenclature, although they are still considered pomskies.
- F2: 2 generations away from purebred (F1 Pomsky x F1 Pomsky)
- F1B: 1st Generation backcross (F1 Pomsky bred to a Siberian Husky or F1 Pomsky bred to a Pomeranian)
- F3: 3 generations away from a purebred parent (F2 Pomsky x F2 Pomsky)