You’ve Got Questions — We’ve Got Answers
How does the Waiting List work?
Our Waiting List for future litters is always open! To join the Waiting List, we require a non-refundable $500 deposit to be paid. This deposit is taken out of the total Puppy Adoption Fee.
Choosing of puppies goes in order of deposits received. If you do not find the puppy of your dreams in the first litter, you can roll your place in line forward to the next litter. If you still haven't found the puppy of your dreams, you can still roll your deposit forward, but your places for choosing a puppy will be moved to the back of the line.
Your deposit confirms that you intend to follow through with your purchase. It is non-refundable if you change your mind.
Upon submitting the deposit to join the Waiting List, you are agreeing to all terms and conditions marked out in our Puppy Sales Contract.
**We reserve the right to keep any puppy or puppies from any litter for our breeding program here at Dakota Pomskies. The Waiting List applies to all puppies available after our pick(s), if any, have been made.
Can You Hold a Puppy For Me?
Only with a deposit.
If you have joined our Waiting List, you will be able to choose your puppy according to your place in line. I can not hold any puppy from those ahead of you in line to save it for you. Joining the Waiting List EARLIER is always better to ensure you get higher in the choosing order!
If you haven't joined our Waiting List, you are NOT in line to choose a puppy, even if you have expressed serious interest.
After the Waiting List has chosen, I will open up the remaining puppies to the public. Once this has happened, you can choose a puppy from those that are remaining and place your deposit for that specific puppy, if it is still available.
PLEASE NOTE: I can NOT reserve a puppy without a deposit.
However, once you have identified a puppy to me and placed a deposit, that puppy will be marked as unavailable and will be held for you until it is old enough to go home!
***No Puppy will leave our custody until the payment, in full, is completed and cleared.
What is Included with my Pomsky Adoption?
Our goal is to make sure your Pomsky puppy comes home to you ready for family life! From the moment they are born, they are hearing all the sounds of daily living. As they grow, they are being played with, interacting with other dogs, along with unlimited other stimulants to ensure they are well socialized by the time they are old enough to go to their new homes.
In addition to raising all of our puppies in our home with us, we want to make sure YOU have the tools needed to make puppy's transition to their new home as smooth as possible.
That's why we make sure each new owner receives our "Puppy Pack" complete with all of the following:
Prepaid International Pomsky Association (IPA) Puppy Registration
Health Report from Veterinary Exam ensuring puppy is in good health
Short-Term Health Guarantee
1-Year Health Guarantee
Microchip and Microchip registration
Deworming at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks
All appropriate vaccinations
Puppy Pack including:
Transitional Puppy Food,
Towel that smells like mom and littermates,
POA’s Pomsky Training Book,
and a No-Pull Harness!
New owners will be added to Dakota Pomskies Owners Facebook Group where they can keep up with littermates, ask questions, and get to know other Dakota Pomskies puppy owners!
How big will my Pomsky get?
As a newer breed, sizes of full-grown Pomskies can vary a lot. With first genereation (F1) pomskies, sizes could range easliy from 15-35 pounds. Now getting into further generations, The predicted adult weight range is getting smaller. With our 15 pound parents, we expect their puppies to range from 5-20 pounds, with most ranging 12-18 pounds.
Of course there is still a chance of outliers, meaning that there can be puppies that grow up to be heavier or lighter than the expected adult weight range. For now, we still can't exactly predict the adult weight of any specific puppy, but the more generations we get into the Pomsky breed, the more conformity we will get in their size!
Can my Pomsky be shipped to me?
Yes! We definitely prefer if all of our puppies can be picked up in person, but if that isn't possible, we DO offer shipping.
We have shipped puppies straight to their new owner's airport, where they are then picked up, as well as had new owners fly to us to pick up their puppy.
We can ship anywhere within the continental US for $500. This includes all the puppy needs for travel: shipping crate, vet exam and health papers required for flying, transportation to airport, and flight to your airport!
Will my Pomsky shed?
Yep, but not always.
Pomskies have a double coat, which means that they have a short undercoat as well as a longer outer coat. This is to protect them from extreme cold as well as heat.
Most of the year, shedding will be very minimal, if at all. However, twice a year, Pomskies (like Huskies and Pomeranians) will "blow their coat", meaning that they lose their undercoat. This happens before cold winter and before hot summer, so they can grow their new undercoat for protection.
The best way to handle this is to take your Pomsky outside and brush them daily. It may take 2-3 weeks for them to drop most of their undercoat, but with daily maintenance, you should avoid getting too much hair in your home.
What color will my Pomskies eyes be?
Did you know that your puppies eyes can continue changing color even after you take them home? This is why no breeder can guarantee eye color.
Puppies open their eyes right around 2 weeks old, and all puppies have blue eyes at this point. However, their eye color can begin to change around 3-4 weeks of age. So around 4-5 weeks, an experienced breeder with a trained eye should be able to tell if the puppies eye color is beginning to change. This can be a very subtle change in some cases, so even then, it can take a very trained eye to guess accurately.
It is most obvious if the puppies eye color is changing to brown.
However, if the puppies eye color is changing to amber, the eyes may still look blue when you take the puppy home! This blue will have a greenish hue to it though, which is why you may see this eye color referred to as green. The eyes don't stay that greenish-blue though, as they will continue to change to a gorgeous yellow-ish amber color. This is the same color that you would see in a Chocolate Lab.
Pomskies can also have bi-eyes or parti-eyes.
Bi-eyes means that a Pomsky has one eye one color while the other eye is a completely different color. Typically there will be one blue eye and one brown eye. This is an often sought-after trait that is passed down from the husky genes.
Parti-eyes means that a part of at least one of their eyes is a different color. This could be half of one eye, down to a very small chip of different color. So a Pomsky may have one blue eye and the other eye is half blue and half brown. Or the opposite. Or the Pomsky could have blue eyes with a very small chip of brown in one eye. There are many wonderful combinations!!
Another method that some breeders use to aid in guessing eye color is the "flash test". This is JUST a tool that can aid in the tricky guesswork that is determining eye color. In adult dogs, a flash from a camera can turn the retina of blue eyes a bright red. So the idea is that it should do the same in a puppy. However, the retina is not fully developed in a puppy, and can flash red anyway. It is also quite difficult to get the right angle with the right lighting to capture the red eye. In my experience, a bright red flash could mean that the eye will stay blue, where as a dull red flash could mean the eye will change to amber, and no flash at all could mean the eye will be brown or at least have some brown in it. This has mostly proven true from all of my testing, but again, it is still just a guess and the end result could be completely different than the tricky guesswork. Some experienced breeders swear by the "flash test" while other experienced breeders find it completely inaccurate. In all of my experience, I have found it to be fairly accurate, but still only use it just as a "guess".
Can my Pomsky be home alone during the day?
Yes and No.
Puppies have tons of energy! They are growing which means their brains are developing at astounding rates. They are curious, and need opportunities to learn, explore, and interact with others. Puppies do not do well if shut in a crate all day. They will be overwhelmed with energy by the time you return home tired from a full days work, often ending up being overly energetic, or even destructive in behavior because of lack of stimulus. Not to mention their bathroom needs. Their little bodies are just not able to hold it that long.
With the right facilities, like a secure, fenced-in yard, your Pomsky could be safe and happy during your long day away. However, they still need (and crave) interaction. In this situation, we would highly recommend having another well-behaved dog for your Pomsky to interact with. Pomskies need social interaction and some will quite literally go crazy without it.
If you don't have a suitable backyard, then we can't recommend doggie daycare highly enough! Many new puppy owners claim they WOULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED those first few weeks/months without it. Working people can drop their dog off at the daycare at the beginning of the work day and pick them up on their way back home at the end of the day. Meanwhile, the puppy is playing, playing, playing, playing with other dogs all day. This way, you have a nice, mellow, happy puppy to enjoy in the evening!
A step beyond doggie daycare are professional trainers who will actually take your dog for the first few weeks and do the hardest stuff for you. Then you get a puppy back who is already house trained and well adjusted with basic obedience.
If you have a new puppy, and you're pulling out your hair ... sleep deprived with a headache from all the puppy crying.... don't re-home in desperation! Daycare and/or training can get you past the difficult beginning, and then you'll have years of enjoyment with your well-behaved dog to enjoy!
How do Pomskies do with cats?
While we don't personally have any cats, we have plenty of owners that do!
This is what H&D had to say, "with some vigilance and careful guidance, it took only 3 days for them to all adjust! It's almost unbelievable!
So, those with feline friends at home, have no fear! Pomskies can and do wonderfully with them!
What does F1, F1b, F2, multigen, etc mean?
These stand for what Generation a Pomsky is:
F1 – a dog with purebred parents. (50% Siberian Husky and 50% Pomeranian)
F1b – B stands for backcross- a purebred Pomeranian or Siberian Husky crossed with a regular F1 Pomsky (so 25% Pomeranian and 75% Siberian Husky or vice versa)
F2 – A dog with two F1 Pomsky parents. While this dog is, on paper, 50% Pomeranian and 50% Siberian Husky, this generation is generally much more varied than F1's or F1b's, but a necessary part of breeding towards dogs who will breed true.
F2b - Like in the F1b, the B stands for backcross - in this case a purebred Pomeranian or Siberian Husky, OR an F1b, is crossed with an F2 Pomsky,
Multigen – a dog with multiple generations of Pomeranian/Siberian Husky crosses behind them. A multi-gen dog is a necessity if a breeder wants to pursue a dog that ‘breeds true’- ie, produces offspring that look mostly like itself, with regards to size, markings and other characteristics.
What is a microchip?
A Microchip is a form of permanent identification. It is inserted under the skin above the shoulders of the dog. The Microchip stays there for life. When a Microchip reader is waved above the dog's shoulders, a number shows up on the reader. This number belongs to the dog being scanned, and ONLY that dog.
If your dog ever gets lost, a veterinarian or animal shelter can read the microchip and if you have the number registered with a service, they can look up your name and contact info. This way you can have your precious pet returned to you promptly!
A Microchip also proves very useful in record keeping. It is wonderful to include a dog's microchip number on paperwork such as health exams, registration certificates, DNA profiles, etc.. Since no other dog will share that particular microchip number, it serves as proof that the record in question does indeed belong to the dog's whose microchip is listed.
Our Pomsky pups all come with a microchip included in the Adoption Fee!