Health Testing

What we are doing to ensure your Pomsky can live and long and healthy life.


Health Testing

Dogs, like people, can be predisposed to certain genetic and physical issues. It's common to have specific issue arise in each dog breed (see below for the list), so we want to do all we can to help make sure our dogs and puppies won't have these common issues.

Without the extensive testing we do on our breeding dogs, we wouldn't know about these issues and would be unknowingly producing puppies that might have debilitating issues that arise later in life. These issues could lead to lameness, blindness, or even death in extreme circumstance. We don't want that!!

Because of this, all of our breeding dogs have been fully Embark tested. This tests for any genetic issues that might be present and could be passed on to offspring.

We have also begun OFA testing our dogs and are proud to say that we are among the VERY FIRST Pomsky breeders to test any one dog for ALL  of the required OFA tests for Siberian Huskies, Pomeranians, and American Eskimo Dogs! These OFA tests are for physical ailments that are identified through specialized examinations and x-rays.

Without these specific tests being performed, we wouldn't know there was any issue, unless it was so extreme that it was debilitating in some way or another. The great news is that many of the issues can be caught early on in life and certainly before we would be able to tell it by just looking at our dog. 

We want this level of testing to become commonplace and required among the Pomsky breeding community and are working hard to educate and work with other like-minded breeders that put the health of their dogs above anything else. Hopefully in the next few years these tests will be the gold standard. Because then we will not only be producing the healthiest Pomsky puppies possible, but buyers will know for certain that they are getting quality dogs!

Check out each member of the pack to see where they currently stand with their exams by clicking the button "Meet the Pack" below. Our goal is to have each member of our pack fully tested with all of the OFA recommended exams in the next year!!!


"The OFA, working with the breed's parent club, recommends the following basic health screening tests for all breeding stock." 

Siberian Husky:

Eye Examination, Hip Dysplasia


Eye Examination, Cardiac Evaluation, Patellar Luxation

American Eskimo Dog:

Hip Dysplasia, Eye Examination, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test

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Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

Founded in 1966, our mission is to promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease."

We couldn't be more honored to be among the first Pomsky breeders to start doing ALL four recommended OFA exams on our breeding stock: hip, patella, cardiac, and eyes. 



"The world leader in dog genetics. Test your dog for 200+ genetic health risks.

Embark was founded to improve the lives of dogs for generations to come. We believe in collaborating with the best researchers and veterinarians worldwide to better dog health and wellness.

Research partner of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine."


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