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PostSubject: Re: Pomskies for Rescue or Adoption?   Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:03 pm

A Husky mix is a Husky mix, no matter what the other breed is.  I've never heard of a Husky rescue group turning away a dog just because it was a Husky mix, and I would question the ethics of any rescue organization that did so.

As for the "Pomsky," it's an attempt to create a "miniature Husky" in order to make money off of people who want smalls dogs that look like Huskies -- without any regard for the histories or the health of the two breeds going into the mix.  Breed size aside, I can't think of two more opposite or mismatched Spitz/Nordic breeds to mix together than the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian. That's just irresponsible.

Besides, as several people have already pointed out here, there's already a "miniature Husky" breed, and that's the Alaskan Klee Kai.  The Alaskan Klee Kai (AKK) is an actual registered breed that was carefully developed for health and temperament over many years.  Even so, the AKK doesn't act anything like a Husky -- because it ISN'T a Husky.  It's its own breed.

As for the "Pomsky," it's an overpriced and exploited mixed breed/mutt created solely for the purpose of making money or making a dog that merely looks a certain way, without any regard for the overall health, temperament, longevity, or legacy of the dogs.  All that this "designer breed" nonsense does is rip off misinformed or impulse-purchase-driven consumers and hurt them and the poor dogs.
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PostSubject: Re: Pomskies for Rescue or Adoption?   Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:15 am

The thing that always gets me, is you almost always only see puppy pictures of pomskies. The few pictures of adults really are not that cute IMO. Maybe check out Icelandic Sheepdogs. They look like a Pom x husky mix. They are a bit rare in the country, but I saw some at the Eukanuba AKC dog show a few years ago at a meet the breed event.
As for a rescue, put in an application at several rescues and keep checking on what they get in. That will be your best chance. Tell them what your looking for too, but keep an eye on their FB page and what they have listed on petfinder.
Note: didn't realize this was a post from a few years ago!
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PostSubject: Re: Pomskies for Rescue or Adoption?   Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:59 am

>>Note: didn't realize this was a post from a few years ago!<<

I think the thread got bumped up by someone looking to sell Pomskies.  Their post has been removed.

You're absolutely right about Icelandic Sheepdogs. They are wonderful dogs. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Pomskies for Rescue or Adoption?   Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:54 pm

That makes sense. I got a notice that a post was flagged, but someone got to it before me! Lol

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