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We know you have questions, and we're here to answer them! Read below some of the common questions we've heard from new and inquiring Pomsky owners. Don't see your question listed? Fill out our contact form HERE.

  • What goes into the cost behind a Painted Pomsky?
    At The Painted Pomsky, we specialize in expert quality Pomskies. With that being said, there is a lot of time, effort, and financial investment that goes along with raising well-behaved, sweet, and beautiful Pomsky puppies. We believe in providing full transparency to our potential Painted Pomsky owners regarding the costs associated with their puppy. See financial breakdown below.
  • What is the terminology of Pomsky generations?
    The terminology used to describe Pomsky generations can vary among breeders, but generally, the following terms are used: F1 Pomsky: This is the first generation Pomsky, which is the result of breeding a male, purebred Pomeranian with a female, purebred Siberian Husky. F1 Pomskies have a 50-50 split of their parent breeds. F1b Pomsky: This is the result of breeding an F1 Pomsky with a purebred Pomeranian or a purebred Siberian Husky. F1b Pomskies have a higher percentage of one breed compared to the other, typically with a 25-75 or 75-25 split. F2 Pomsky: This is the result of breeding two F1 Pomskies together. F2 Pomskies have a more varied genetic makeup compared to F1 and F1b Pomskies, with a wider range of possible appearances and temperaments. F2b Pomsky: This is the result of breeding an F2 Pomsky with a purebred Pomeranian or a purebred Siberian Husky. F2b Pomskies have a higher percentage of Pomsky in their genetic makeup than F2 Pomskies. Multi-generation Pomsky: This term may be used to describe Pomskies that are several generations removed from their purebred Pomeranian and Siberian Husky ancestors. Multi-generation Pomskies can have more consistent appearances and temperaments, but may also have a less diverse genetic makeup.
  • What are the exercise requirements for Pomskies?
    Pomskies are a relatively new breed of dog that is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky. As such, their exercise requirements may vary depending on their individual temperament, size, and age. In general, Pomskies are energetic and active dogs that require regular exercise to maintain their health and well-being. They enjoy going for walks, hikes, and runs, and they also enjoy playing games like fetch and tug-of-war. A good rule of thumb is to aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day for a Pomsky. This can be broken up into multiple shorter walks or play sessions throughout the day, depending on your schedule and your Pomsky's needs. Additionally, providing mental stimulation through training, puzzle toys, or other activities can also help keep your Pomsky happy and engaged. It's important to note that Pomskies are small to medium-sized dogs, so they may not need as much exercise as larger breeds. However, they still require regular activity to prevent boredom and destructive behaviors. As always, we encourage every Pomsky owner to consult with a veterinarian or professional dog trainer to determine the best exercise plan for their Pomsky.
  • What are the most common challenges with Pomskies?
    Like any breed of dog, Pomskies can have their own unique set of challenges. Here are some of the most common challenges that Pomsky owners may face: Separation anxiety: Pomskies are known to be very loyal and affectionate dogs, and they may develop separation anxiety if they are left alone for long periods of time. This can lead to destructive behavior, excessive barking, and other issues. High energy: Pomskies have a lot of energy and require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. If they don't get enough exercise, they may become bored and destructive. Shedding: Pomskies have a thick double coat, which means they shed a lot. This can be a challenge for owners who are allergic to pet dander or who don't want to deal with excessive shedding. Health issues: Pomskies may be prone to certain health issues, such as hip dysplasia, eye problems, and dental issues. It's important to stay on top of their health and wellness needs to prevent and address any health problems. High prey drive: Pomskies have a high prey drive and may chase after small animals, such as cats or squirrels. This can be a problem if you have other pets in the household. Overall, with proper training, exercise, and care, Pomskies make wonderful pets. It's important to research the breed thoroughly before choosing to inquire with The Painted Pomsky. We want to ensure that any prospective Pomsky owner is prepared for the responsibilities and needs of their Pomsky before taking him/her home.
  • What is the temperament of a Pomsky?
    Pomskies have a distinct temperament that combines the traits of their Pomeranian and Siberian Husky parents. While each dog will have its own personality, in general, Pomskies are known for being: Intelligent: Pomskies are very intelligent and have a good memory. They can be easily trained and love to learn new tricks. Active: Pomskies are energetic and need regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. They love to play and go for walks or runs with their owners. Affectionate: Pomskies are known for being affectionate and loving with their owners. They enjoy cuddling and being close to their family members. Independent: Pomskies can be independent and may enjoy spending time alone. However, they also enjoy being around their owners and may follow them around the house. Social: Pomskies are typically friendly and enjoy being around other dogs and people. They can be good with children if socialized properly. Vocal: Pomskies may be vocal and bark or howl when they are excited or want attention. It's important to note that Pomskies are a relatively new breed, so there can be some variation in temperament. Additionally, temperament can be influenced by factors such as socialization, training, and environment. If you're considering adding a Pomsky to your family, it's important to spend time with the dog and talk to the breeder to get a sense of their personality and temperament. For this reason, we highly encourage those interested in purchasing a puppy from The Painted Pomsky to ask questions and get to know our family and our Pomskies. Temperament is incredibly important to us, which is why we are constantly exposing our Pomsky puppies to other dogs and animals, young children, and household smells and sounds up until the day they leave our home.
  • What are the different sizes of Pomskies?
    Pomskies can vary in size depending on the size of their parents. Typically, Pomskies are classified into three size categories: Standard Pomskies: Standard Pomskies are the largest of the three sizes and can weigh between 20 and 30 pounds. They are usually around 15-18 inches tall at the shoulder. Miniature Pomskies: Miniature Pomskies are smaller than Standard Pomskies and usually weigh between 10 and 20 pounds. They are typically around 13-15 inches tall at the shoulder. Toy Pomskies: Toy Pomskies are the smallest of the three sizes and usually weigh between 5 and 10 pounds. They are typically around 10-13 inches tall at the shoulder. It's important to note that the size of a Pomsky can be influenced by factors such as genetics, diet, and exercise.
  • What is a guardian home?
    A guardian home is a partnership between our breeding program and loving individuals or families like you. As a guardian, you will provide a nurturing and caring environment for one of our Huskies, Pomeranians, or Pomskies as their forever home. In return, the dog will become part of our breeding program, allowing us to expand our lines and produce exceptional puppies for future generations of Painted Pomsky families. Guardian homes play a crucial role in our mission to maintain the highest standards of health, temperament, and quality in our Pomskies. For more details about our Painted Pomsky guardian homes, visit our Guardian Home Application page.
  • How do I become a Painted Pomsky guardian home?
    Excellent question! Becoming a Painted Pomsky guardian home is an exciting opportunity for Husky, Pomeranian, and Pomsky lovers who want to make a meaningful contribution to our breeding program. If you're interested in joining our program, the first step is to fill out our Guardian Home Application. After submitting your application, we will be in contact with you via phone or email to discuss your application and your suitability as a guardian home. We look for individuals or families who can provide a safe, loving, and nurturing environment for our dogs. Once approved, we will match you with a Husky, Pomeranian, or Pomsky that fits your lifestyle and preferences. As a guardian home, you will become the dog's forever family, responsible for their daily care, including nutrition, exercise, grooming, and veterinary visits. We will work closely with you to ensure you have all the necessary support and resources. In exchange for your commitment, you will have the opportunity to experience the joy and companionship of a wonderful Husky, Pomeranian, or Pomsky while playing a vital role in our breeding program. So, if you're ready to embark on this rewarding journey, don't hesitate to get in touch and inquire about becoming a Painted Pomsky guardian home.
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