If I live out of State, how will I receive my puppy?
We ship your puppy using American, Continental & United Airlines’ Pet-Safe or one of their companion airlines. We ship to your nearest airport & you will receive puppy within 3 – 5 hours same day after shipping. Our puppies are shipped out of Midland International Airport] to any airport near you. Your puppy will come by air to your local airport. It’s a very safe & effective way to quickly transport your puppy from our house to yours. Shipping is very safe & stress free on your puppy. Don’t let distance come between you and your dream puppy.
Immediately After Puppy Arrives:
As soon as possible after receiving your puppy you need to take your puppy to the Vet for a check-up. We actually recommend taking your puppy to the Vet between 3-10 days after receiving your puppy. This gives the puppy time to adjust to his/her new surroundings.
Stress is probably the single most contributing factor in Puppy health problems, so keeping stress at a minimum is always best. If the puppy isn’t eating or just doesn’t look or act right then take him/her immediately to the Vet.
By taking your puppy to the Vet shortly after you receive the puppy benefits, your puppy, you and the breeder. Your puppy benefits because if he/she is sick, treatment can begin immediately and if he/she is healthy the Vet has a baseline to compare with any future visits. You the owner benefits because you now know that you have received a healthy puppy and if the puppy isn’t healthy you have fulfilled your obligation for the health guarantee.
The breeder benefits by having a satisfied customer knowing that he/she has a healthy puppy and if for some reason the puppy isn’t healthy the breeder can immediately resolve the problem. We would never knowingly sell an unhealthy puppy, but there are times, that congenital defects that aren’t obvious when they are puppies show up when they are as an example 6 months old. If the customer didn’t take the puppy to the Vet when they first received the puppy, the customer might think the breeder knowingly sold them an unhealthy puppy. If the customer takes the puppy to the Vet when they first receive the puppy and the Vet gives the puppy a clean bill of health and 6 months later the puppy develops a congenital health defect hopefully the customer will realize that the breeder wasn’t trying to pull a fast over them.
What daily routine is my puppy use to?
This section focuses on your puppy’s daily routine that he or she has grown accustomed to starting at about 6 weeks of age until he or she is in your care. Knowing what your puppy is familiar with will help make for a smoother transition to his or her new home, and will help you be more aware of your puppy’s needs at this stage in their development. Though some days are different than others, this is a typical day-in-the-life of your puppy. At this age they are growing so fast that they should eat three times a day to supply their fuel needs. Just remember that YOUNG 8 TO 12 WEEK OLD PUPPIES STILL REQUIRE PLENTY OF SLEEP, PROBABLY 18 HOURS PER DAY PLUS OR MINUS, AND IF THEY DON’T GET SUFFICIENT SLEEP IT CAN CERTAINLY IMPACT THEIR OVERALL HEALTH. Even when your puppy reaches adulthood, you can still expect him/her to sleep over half of the day in a series of short, medium, and long naps.
7:00 am – 7:30 am: They are ready to get up when they hear us up and around (which is usually around 7am). At this time we feed them their breakfast, fill their water bowl with fresh water, make sure their bedding is clean, and clean their play pen/kennel as necessary.
7:30 am – 9:30 am: They usually have a bowel movement 20 or so min after they eat. Once they have gone potty, we let them have playtime. They are free to run around our large family room, which works good for us because this is where we spend most of our time while we are home. The floor is all tiled and there is a door to the entrance of the room so they are not able to freely roam carpeted areas of the house that are off limits to them at this age. We socialize them and let them run around and play until they are all tuckered out (generally for an hour or so). If they need to go potty during this playtime, we find they are pretty good to go on their pee pads, although they are still very young and plenty of accidents are going to happen at this age.
9:30 am – 12:00 pm: By now they have exerted all of their energy and they are pooped (no pun intended)! They usually take at least a two hours nap in their playpen/kennel. Note: your puppy most likely came from a litter with several siblings. When they sleep, they love to snuggle with each other. It can be a big adjustment when they go to their new home and don’t have anyone to snuggle with and to keep them warm. We recommend getting a stuffed animal for him/her to sleep with and to snuggle with. One of our customers told us she found a warm water bottle (found it at Target behind the Pharmacy counter) and the warmth of the water bottle (follow instructions on use) kept her baby comforted all night. Another option may be a warm rice bag. Of course, it doesn’t take them long to adjust; if you have a cry-baby just know it will soon get better and in a few days they should be fine.
12:00 pm -12:30 pm: This is around the time they wake up and we feed them lunch. We make sure they have plenty of water and that their playpen is clean.
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Once they have gone potty after lunch we let them run around our family room again to burn up their excess energy. We have various soft toys, chew toys, squeaky toys, etc. for them to play with. We (and this includes my 2 year old and my other kids on the weekends or when school is out) snuggle with them on the couch and give them human contact and affection. They are very socialized from all of the attention.
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: They are still babies and require a lot of sleep throughout the day. After we put them back in their playpen/kennel they are usually fast asleep for at least another two or three hours. If they don’t sleep as long, we let them run around again to stretch their legs before dinner.
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: We usually feed them dinner at this time (we try not to feed any later than 7pm) so that it decreases the need to go potty in the middle of the night. We make sure they still have plenty of fresh water in their bowl.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: After they have gone potty we let them get out their last bit of energy for the day and we give them lots of love, attention, and affection.
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm/10:00 pm: We usually all snuggle with a pup while watching T.V. before we put them to bed for the night.
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm: BEDTIME!!! We turn off the lights (leaving a night light burning), give them a kiss goodnight, and they go right to sleep.
Around 2:00 am: We do a quick check on them when we get up to take care of other business. We change their pee pad if it is soiled and let them continue to sleep. They have slept through the night since they were about 4 weeks old.
Of course, this is just a sample schedule of what we do. You will have to find what works for you and your family’s schedule. As they get older their needs will change and you will have to adjust their schedule accordingly. Just don’t get alarmed if they seem to want to sleep a lot. Even adult bulldogs, as well as other breeds, sleep over half of the day (generally 12 to 14 hours daily), and your puppy will need more sleep than this (probably approaching or exceeding 18 hours per day. It is normal and is necessary for good health. Fortunately, you can snuggle with them during part of this sleeping time, and it is a great bonding activity for you and your companion.
How often and how much do I feed my puppy?
When you receive your new Bulldog puppy, he/she will be accustomed to eating 3 times a day (morning, noon, and evening). Because we feed more than one puppy at the same time (the rest of their littermates), we put a large bowl full of their puppy food in their kennel and let them eat until they are satisfied. Once all of them walk away from the bowl we know they are done, and we take it away.
Puppies are changing and growing rapidly, and they need to eat more frequently (at least 3 times a day) to provide all the proper nourishment and nutrition for their rapidly growing bodies. Make sure your puppy always has access to fresh water through out the day.
Once your puppy is older, you can put your puppy on a twice a day, or even a once a day schedule. Your vet can help you determine the frequency and amount you should be feeding your puppy based on the needs of your puppy, size (over/under weight), activity level, etc. You can either feed him/her on a set schedule (which will help you know when he needs to poop) or you can have food available at all times and let them eat what and when they want, as long as they do not put on excessive weight. If they do put on excessive weight, you will have to monitor what they eat daily.
There should be a guide on the food bag that tells you how much to feed the puppy at each weight. This is only a rough guide depending on activity level, metabolism, etc., and you may need to decrease or increase the quantity based on how quickly your pup is gaining weight and whether he/she finishes all the food at one time. It’s hard to say exactly how much your puppy will need, but the amounts on the bag will give you an idea of where to start.
You should use a puppy formula until your bulldog is at least 1 year old. While he/she may look like a fully grown dog at 8 or 9 months, and may have actually reached its ultimate adult weight, your puppy is still finishing his/her physical development and bone formation and needs those extra calories and nutrients. When they are 1 year they should transitioned to a high quality, small or medium dog, adult food.
We now feed all of our new puppies Medium Starter from Royal Canin (available from PetSmart and other reputable pet stores, as well as directly from the company. If you can’t find Medium Starter, Mini Starter or even Maxi Starter will substitute fine, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We strongly encourage each of our valued clients to use this wonderful puppy chow for at least the first month after you receive your puppy. Puppies are stressed when they are taken from their mothers and litter mates and sent to their new home, so anything that can be done to reduce further stress is important, and this means not abruptly changing their diet.
If all is going well with your puppy after being in your home for a month or so, you can start transitioning over to another high quality, small or medium dog puppy chow if you choose. If you plan on changing dog food brands we advise making the change gradually so the sudden change does not cause any irritation to the digestive tract, which may result in loose stools and diarrhea. If you decide to change brands of dog food, mix the new brand with your existing brand on a 1×2 ratio. If he/she tolerated this well, mix half and half for a few days. If he/she is still doing well, mix the new brand to the old brand on a 2×1 ratio for a few days. If things are still going well after a few days, switch over completely to the new brand.
We strongly recommend a high protein (at least 27%), high fat (at least 15%), and high fiber dry puppy chow that has meat as the first ingredient and rice as the main filler. We try to avoid wheat and corn fillers as they can be harder on your puppy’s digestive system and can also make him/her gassy. Costco (Kirkland brand) has a high quality chow meeting our recommendations at a very reasonable price, but you can purchase high quality puppy food from any pet shop, vet’s office, Wal-Mart, IFA, etc. Some puppies are allergic to grains, so a grain free chow should be provided to them, and a few even need to be put on a raw diet.
If you are feeding your puppy a high quality small or medium adult dog food (if he/she is over 1 year) or puppy chow (if he/she is under a year), you can probably get by without special supplements. However, to be sure that all of our dogs are getting all of the nutrients they need to maintain strong, healthy bodies and good coats, we have started giving our dogs NuVet tablets, and it has made a noticeable improvement in our kennel, especially with our pregnant and whelping females.
We were told about this supplement from a breeder friend of ours who obtained fantastic results in her kennel by using this supplement every day with each of her dogs. She said she solved several problems (from skin rashes to low milk production in mothers, along with several other nagging health issues) when she started giving each dog in her kennel one of these supplements daily. We believe you and your puppy will also benefit from these outstanding supplements which you can find detailed under “Great Products”. When you use the number provided you can purchase these supplements at a significantly discounted rate versus the retail cost.
Do we Neuter or Spay our Pomskies?
We do not neuter or spay our pomskies. Our advice on neutering is for a male pomsky wait up until he is 12 months old. For a female pomsky wait until she has had her first heat then neuter her 3 months after this time.
This is always your choice whether you would like to neuter your pomsky or not. Our pomskies do not come neutered.
Are your puppies ‘certified’ or ‘register-able’?
The Pomsky breed is not yet recognized by AKC or CKC. We will provide a health record and shots record (6- and 8-week shots) for our puppies.
What does the 2 yr health guarantee consist of?
Our Pomskies are guaranteed to be in good health to the best of our knowledge when sold. It is your responsibility to take your puppy to your vet within 3-10 days of receipt. If at this time your vet finds a life threatening condition, and we are notified within that 3-10 days, you, the buyer, can return the puppy for a full refund at your expense. For the extended congenital guarantee, the contract reads that if your dog develops a life threatening congenital deformity or congenital disease severe enough to necessitate euthanasia within the first 2 yrs it will be replaced with an equal value pup as soon as one becomes available. We must be contacted about this before any action is taken. This is another reason that we request the 6 months updates. One photo with update each 6 months is required or this guarantee will be null and void.
Is the Pomsky easy to train, including house-training?
The Pomsky is intelligent and highly trainable, resulting in house training, learning of commands and new tricks being easily achieved. With appropriate training methods, dedication and teamwork; your new Pomsky will impress you before you know it. That being said, the effort that you put into your new puppy will directly reflect on how well trained your new puppy will become.
Do you offer a health guarantee with each Pomsky?
Absolutely! We breed for health first! A healthy Pomsky is a happy Pomsky. We set our own standard of excellence by offering an extensive 2 Year Health and Genetic Guarantee for each puppy. Your new Pomsky puppy will be Health Certified, having received the finest Veterinary care.
Is a Pomsky suitable to live in an apartment? Do they require a yard?
The living quarters of a Pomsky do not need to be large. The importance of exercise and outside time come into play here. The Pomsky may live very happily in a smaller house/apartment/condominium/trailer without issue. Your Pomsky will still require daily exercise outside of the home. The Pomsky does not require a yard, as long as they are receiving adequate exercise elsewhere.
Are Pomskies good with Cats, other Dogs, and kids?
Pomskies are fantastic with Cats, Dogs, and children! They don’t have the prey drive Huskies do and there has never been a case of a Pomsky attacking a cat as far as I know, however they will play. They absolutely love kids, when my girls hear or see kids they get so excited and are dead set of running up to them to play! Pomskies all around are an amazing family dog and I am convinced their the best breed ever! Just remember, socialization is key.
Absolutely! We selectively breed for well- rounded temperaments in our Pomskies. This results in a friendly, trustworthy Pomsky that is a gentle, child-safe dog. We have many adoptive families enjoying their Pomsky with their children, whose ages range from infancy to teenagers.
Do Pomskies have any health problems?
Pomskies are very new so there is much to learn, so far the only health concern is Glaucoma. This is an eye disease common in the Husky breed. We have been working on finding a legitimate DNA test so we can test every dog before breeding, the Canadian one is bogus but we found a new company here in the states we will experiment with. We are sending in tests from diseased dogs to test if we get correct results.
As an extra precaution we also do a hip and elbow score of the Parents to eliminate any hereditary problems. We also ask for updates on the health of our puppies so if any health issues were to arise we could address it.
Why do you screen for genetic conditions or health related issues?
Responsible breeders have an inherent responsibility to breed healthy dogs.
DNA markers for canine genetic diseases are being found at a rapid rate.
To improve the genetic health of our breed through better breeding practices.
To try and provide the healthiest puppies with their new families.
What is the adult Pomsky size?
Pomskies can range anywhere between 7-38 pounds. Size depends on the percentages of Husky and Pomeranian in the litter, but even then you will get a significant range in size each litter.
We try not to focus to much on weight for size, because some Huskies have a nice stocky build while others are petite, and some Pomeranian’s are much thicker than others. So if a pomsky has a higher weight it doesn’t always mean it is taller, but likely thicker because it has a nice husky like build which is what we are going for. For example, Caliber is a 14 pound Pomsky with height of 14 inches, and Whitney from different parents is 17 pounds but only 10 inches tall. We have learned a lot and have a good idea of which puppies will be on the larger or smaller scale but we can not guarantee size. When a Pomsky is fully grown their size will depend on their parents genetics.
What is the expected Lifespan of a Pomsky?
The expected life span of a Pomsky is 12-15 years. A healthy lifestyle for your Pomsky will help ensure this outcome. A healthy diet, weight management, exercise and proper medical care and genetics play important roles in establishing a great quality and quantity of life for your Pomsky.
Do Pomskies Shed?
They will blow their coat twice a year in the spring and fall, otherwise shedding is minimal.
What is a Bi-Eyed Pomsky?
A bi-eye Pomsky is a Pomsky with two different colour eyes i.e. (brown and blue).
What is a Parti-Eyed Pomsky?
A parti-eye Pomsky is a Pomsky with more then one colour in each eye.
How are Pomskies bred?
Pomskies are produced through artificial insemination of a Siberian Husky female to a male Pomeranian by a licensed veterinarian or a certified breeder. Breeding will not happen naturally due to sizes of sire and dam.
Artificial Insemination consists of progesterone hormone testing. This can be very costly as it usually is tested every two (2) to three (3) day. Accuracy and timing is important in an artificial breeding to successfully produce Pomsky puppies.
A ultrasound at thirty (30) days of being bred, will confirm pregnancy.
Pomskies will be born on or around 63 days following artificial insemination.