Here are Important Questions to Ask When Buying a Pomsky
Buying a Pomsky, or any dog can be an exciting experience. You’ve started your search for breeders that have available puppies. Before you get lost in all the cuteness there are some very important questions that should be asked. Legitimate breeders are all about helping fit their Pomsky pups with the right forever home. They want you to ask them questions. This helps reinforce trust on both sides. Scams are everywhere on the internet and puppy purchases are no exception. Believe it or not there are breeders out there that will try to sell mixed breeds that resemble the Pomeranian Husky but, in fact, are NOT. Below are questions to ask when buying a Pomsky or any dog breed. These questions are things you need to ask yourself and things that you should ask the breeder. Lets take a look.
Are there pictures of the Sire and Dam?
When you are looking at potential breeders do they show pictures of the parents? Are there just vague descriptions? If there are photos check around to make sure these aren’t pictures taken from other breeders websites. Google “Pomsky” and look under the images tab. If you see a few different pictures of the same parents this should be a red flag. Stock pictures of Pomskys, Huskies, or Pomeranians are fine for informational purposes but any breeder that tries to pass them off as parents or puppies for sale are most likely running a scam.
Are the parents registered?
The Sire and Dam should both be registered with one of the major kennel clubs. You should also be sure that you are working with a licensed breeder.
Puppy DNA Testing?
Is this offered? This is necessary to insure that you are getting a puppy that is part Siberian Husky and part Pomeranian. With scams breeders may try to pass off a mix breed that will look like a Pomsky but will not be. This will ease the new puppy owner’s piece of mind and should be done.
What form of payment is the breeder asking for?
Reputable breeders will be ok and even want purchases that provide paper trails. Any breeders wanting cash or money orders should be avoided. It is also worth mentioning this mix breed is very high in demand. There is often time a deposit and even a waiting list. If none of these things come up and you are asked to pay cash I would take my business elsewhere.
Is there non negotiable requirements when purchasing your puppy?
Most Pomsky breeders will require you to have your Pomsky spayed or neutered by the time they are 6 months old. They usually do offer potential buyers the option to fill out an application for breeding rights and charge an extra fee (usually $1,000). This will be conditional upon approval and successful registration with Pomsky Club of America. If these requirements aren’t clearly mentioned on their website and asked for when buying your puppy this is another red flag.
Are the breeder’s answers straight forward?
Pomeranian Husky breeders are rare because of the strict requirements and patience in the breeding process. Special circumstances and artificial insemination is usually required for successful conception. These breeders are very dedicated and love answering questions. If you are met with hostility or vague answers these are signs that you are dealing with a potential scam or at the very least someone not in this for the long haul.
Can they provide a list of previous customers?
Great breeders will make happy customers. Ask to speak with some of their past customers. Talk to some of the customers and ask them about their experience with the breeder. Read testimonials if there are any. Google the breeder and look for any negative reviews. Keep in mind there may always be a bad review or bad experience that may or may not be the breeder’s fault. Use your best judgement, trust the majority of reviews and use common sense. Trust your gut instincts here and if anything doesn’t sit well move on to the next breeder.
If you ask yourself and the potential breeder these questions you are more likely to have a smooth puppy purchasing experience. Remember to look for any inconsistencies during the process. Make sure the sire and dam are registered with one of the major kennel clubs, DNA testing is offered, paper trail payments are accepted, buyers must provide spayed/neutered proof (or pay fees to become a breeder), the breeder’s answers are straight forward, and that you talk to previous customers.