- 1 How Big is a Full Grown Teacup Pomsky?
- 2 Variations of a Teacup Pomsky
- 3 How to Select a Teacup Pomsky Breeder
- 4 Teacup Pomsky Lifespan
- 5 Price of Teacup Pomsky
- 6 Temperament
- 7 Full Grown Teacup Pomsky Training
Have you ever considered adopting a full grown teacup Pomsky? How much do you really know about this mysterious, adorable little guy? Who wouldn’t cherish that tiny Siberian Husky/ Pomeranian hybrid?
Your fully grown adult probably won’t weigh more than 3-8 pounds (1.4-3.6kg) and stand at a maximum height of 10 inches. The size and weight will ultimately depend on traits inherited from the parents and neither are guaranteed at birth, but a Pomsky wouldn’t be a teacup if it was too large.
Variations of a Teacup Pomsky
Variations, or Generations, of a mixed breed are used to help determine the genetic traits of the offspring. For example, let’s say you wanted a dog with more Siberian Husky-like traits. You would mate a mixed breed with a pure-bred Siberian Husky to get 75% Husky pups!
Pomeranians are Spitz-type dogs, named after a region in Poland, Germany called Pomerania. These dogs are thought to have descended from German Spitz dogs. Pomeranians were once much larger than they are today and used for working tasks like pulling sleds and protecting livestock!
Siberian Huskies are descended from hardy working dogs bred by the Chuckie peoples of Western Russia. These dogs can tolerate extremely low temperatures while maintaining enough endurance to work all day long!
Siberian Huskies replaced the larger Alaskan Malamutes as the favorite for long distance sled racing during the early 1900s. They first came to America during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800s.
This is a first-generation mixed breed. The mother is a purebred Siberian Husky, and the father is a purebred Pomeranian. The mother always needs to be the larger dog to prevent fatal birth complications!
First generations generally have a 50% chance of inheriting the father’s genetic traits, and a 50% chance for the mothers.
Both parents are F1 mixed breeds. An F2’s grandfather would be a purebred Pomeranian, and a grandmother would be a purebred Siberian Husky.
Both parents would either need to be an F2 variant, or one would need to be an F2 while the other is an F4 or F5.
As far as F4 and F5, further generations continue like this.
The ‘B’ here stands for backcross. A purebred Husky or Pomeranian is mated with an F1 T.P. This is done to give a certain combination of traits! You could end up with 75% Siberian Husky/ 25% Pomeranian puppies, or the other way around.
The mother still always needs to be the larger dog for her safety during pregnancy!
A Teacup Pomsky is mated with either a German Spitz or American Eskimo to produce puppies with a new set of traits! These can be physical characteristics or personality traits, just like the others.
Mixed “designer” breeds like this are exploding in popularity! With increased popularity will come amateur breeders who aren’t experienced and don’t really know what they are doing, but want a chance to make an easy buck.
These amateurs will often skip steps and cut corners an experienced professional wouldn’t. They might not even know these steps are necessary! You won’t have the same health guarantees you would with a professional.
So, how do you select a professional Teacup Pomsky breeder who won’t cut corners?
- Research your breeder online.
- Ask your veterinarian for possible references.
- If American, ensure the breeder is registered with a large breeding organization like the AKC.
- Never purchase a puppy you haven’t met first. Never purchase over the internet. Avoid breeders who sell over the internet.
- Meet your breeder in person. Your breeder should gladly introduce you to one parent (both if available), allowing you to inspect the kennel and dog living area.
- Your breeder should be knowledgeable and confident, easily able to answer your questions!
- Write down your questions ahead of time.
- Avoid any commercial “puppy mill” type situations that churn out high volumes of animals.
- The breeder should be familiar with socialization and unwilling to adopt puppies out prior to 8 weeks of age.
- Your breeder should be able to provide parent genetic testing paperwork, ensuring hereditary disorders aren’t present.
- A good breeder should be able to provide all vaccination and registration paperwork.
These dogs normally enjoy a healthy lifespan of between 10 and 15 years!
This is assuming you’ve purchased your pet from a reputable, experienced breeder, and not an amateur simply trying to make money by cutting corners. You aren’t always guaranteed anything if you purchase from an inexperienced breeder.
Designer breeds like this are becoming more and more popular among enthusiasts, and with that more backyard breeders are trying to make a buck. Make sure you purchase your pet from a reliable breeder to avoid undesirable health problems that may limit lifespan!
If you live in the United States of America, you’ll probably pay anywhere between 1,000 to 7,000 USD for a puppy or full grown Teacup Pomsky! These dogs certainly aren’t cheap. Why are you spending so much, anyway?
Much of this cost will be associated with the breeder you purchase from. You are paying for quality! You’re paying for medical and health assurances, knowing your pup was born from healthy parents that were tested for any hereditary disorders.
This also means you can be assured your pup won’t suffer any hereditary disorders common to either parent breed. Thousands, perhaps millions of dog parents worldwide consider their pet as part of their family and would gladly spend a few thousand initially to ensure that family member won’t ever have to suffer!
You are also paying for increased demand. Your credible breeder isn’t a puppy mill and might only produce a few litters a year! Those dogs will probably go to their new home almost immediately after their 8-week birthday. In fact, it’s likely you’ll find yourself on a lengthy waitlist.
You’re paying for medical history and registry paperwork guarantees. You’re also paying for a breeder with the advanced experience and knowledge required to avoid problems others have experienced in the past.
This isn’t any different than any other aspect of human professions. The best will cost more.
It is highly unlikely you’ll find a healthy mixed breed at a shelter because demand for these dogs is so high, but it is always possible. If you are lucky enough to find one, he will probably go home with you for somewhere between 250-350 USD.
These little mixes are very friendly and love to be around family! Your little one will be a joy to have around.
Socialization is very important because your little fellow could become overprotective or feel the need for aggression towards people or animals he hasn’t met before. Make sure you begin socializing with your dog as a puppy! Encourage friendly interactions.
Your little one may show great watchdog qualities and bark often if you don’t take steps to halt the behavior!
Siberian Huskies can be known to threaten smaller animals if their exercise needs aren’t met, but there really won’t be many animals out there smaller than your small breed mix.
As with all small to toy breeds, you want to be cautious with human children younger than 6. Children don’t always understand boundaries, and these dogs are easily injured.
When it comes to small breeds, these guys are one of the more intelligent ones out there! They are very playful and love to please their owners, both important aspects of dog training. With the right trainer, they should catch on to new tasks quickly!
Regardless of the breed’s intelligence, dog training is nearly always more about the human handler and the approach they use. A more experienced dog owner willing to spend time researching new training principles is going to have a much easier time.
Socialization is one of the more important training aspects for these guys! Many small breeds suffer from aggression because owners never bother to socialize with other people or animals when they are young.
Socialization can begin as soon as you take your pup home, but your best window would be between weeks 12-16. Be wary of outdoor animals until your full grown teacup Pomsky pup is fully vaccinated!