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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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PostSubject: Re: Pomskies for Rescue or Adoption?   Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:08 pm

Lots of pomsky hate in thread. And while they can not be shown in the akc shows (not a big deal) they can earn akc titles. And the AKC only reconizes some 190 breeds currently and can be extremly slow to reconize even old breeds. The Sharpei in the 90's Pharo hound in the 80's and so on. So yea not being included in the akc I would not consider an issue or have I EVER considered it when getting my dogs, many mutts some pure breads.

That being said, I have a Pomsky as one of my dogs and I wouldn't trade the little mutt for anything in the world and I have no regrets taking him in. He works with disabled kids in an elementary school and did wonders for a silent autistic kid who would talk to him because he was different like the kid was (Dog has a blue and a brown eye) And out of any dog I have ever owned he is by far the sweetest and most gentle mutt ever. Not a mean bone in him, sadly he also has absolutely 0 skill as a guard dog.

If you are looking for a dog and come across a pomsky that needs a furever home I would hope every one would consider the dog, meet it and see if it is a good fit for you and your family. And dont just leave it in a shelter or bad situation because some one bred the two breeds together. Maybe I should have played the lottery the day I took him in, because he has been amazing and has 0 illness.
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