How Much Does a Pomsky Cost?

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‘How much does a Pomsky cost in 2021?’ If you are looking for the answer to this question, then you have come to the right place.

In this guide, we will answer all the questions you have about buying and raising a Pomsky.

A Pomsky, as you probably already know, is a cross between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian. The resulting puppy is not only gorgeous; it also possesses the lovable traits of both breeds.

Whether you have already shortlisted a Pomsky puppy and are waiting for it to arrive from the breeder or are thinking of adopting one from the shelter; the number one thing to do is consider how much it will cost you to raise one.

Many factors can affect the price of your Pomsky puppy. In general, you can expect to pay between $1000 and $5000 for a Pomsky pup from a reputed breeder. This is just the buying cost (which will vary based on many factors) and you also need to consider the first-year cost of raising your pup followed by the costs per year in the subsequent years. This includes medical costs, costs of food, training, and grooming costs.

On average, you can expect to shell out $2000 annually for raising a Pomsky. Remember: this is a small to a medium-sized dog and its size will differ based on its parents. Naturally, the costs of raising it will vary too. Since healthy pomskies live up to 15 years, the average lifetime cost of raising a Pomsky can go up to $30,000.

This guide covers everything pertaining to Pomsky’s buying price and the costs of raising it. We will start with the Pomsky puppy’s price, the factors that affect it, the cost of supplies you’d need, and also dog training, food, and medical costs.

Since we have a lot of ground to cover, let us dive right into it.

Pomsky Puppy Price

Most potential Pomsky owners will ask these questions when they first set out to buy their puppy. Like all designer dogs, a Pomeranian Husky is bound to be expensive.

So be prepared to shell out anywhere between $1000 and $7000 for your Pomsky. On average, this beautiful puppy can cost between $2000.

This price varies greatly based on the breeder, the Pomskies size, its coat color, markings, and especially its eye color.

How much does a Pomsky puppy cost on average?
Minimum price $1000.00
Maximum price $7000.00
Price bracket $1000.00-$7000.00
Price average $2000

 

Factors Affecting a Pomsky’s Price

Size

The size of your potential pet will depend on its parent. This is a small to a medium-sized dog which can weigh anywhere between 20 and 30 lbs. Some Pomskies are smaller in size, weighing less than 20 lbs. Depending on this, the cost of your Pom pup will vary.

You can ask your breeder how big your Pomsky puppy will get. S/he can send you photos of previous litters so you can get an estimate. If possible, ask to meet the mother and father of your Pomsky puppy so you can take their average weight and height and estimate how big your Pomsky puppy will get.

In general: A larger Pomsky pup could cost more because of the additional costs like at-birth vaccinations and food costs incurred by the breeder. However, some breeders charge more for smaller Pomskies since they are in greater demand. Therefore, the Pomsky cost based on size is entirely dependent upon the breeder.

Generation of your Pomsky

Breeders use terms like F1, F2, F3, etc. to denote the generation of their Pomskies. Naturally, third and fourth-generation Pomsky pups will be costlier as they have more predictable coat colors and markings.

These prices reflect the time and effort the breeder has spent in developing the breed. Many times, breeders use artificial insemination to develop rare and in-demand coat and eye colors and these could factor in the costs.

Coat color and markings

Because Pomsky has different/multi-colored parents, Pomsky puppies have a wide range of coat colors. They can be a combination of gray, chocolate, liver, brown, white, red, blue, etc.  The rarest coat color in Pomskies is blue which is a diluted blue. Blue-colored Pomsky pups always cost higher.

Based on the coat color and markings, you have various types of Pomskies as follows:

  •       Red Pomsky or the Foxy Pomsky – This little dude is highly sought after. It has a fox-like red-colored coat and can weigh about 20-25 lbs. at adulthood.
  •       Plush Husky – This type of Pomsky has a fluffy coat like the Pomeranian but the markings of the Husky. It is on the smaller side and weighs less than 20 lbs. at adulthood. This is also an expensive variety of Pomsky as it has all the desired characteristics.
  •       White Pomsky – The cost of a white Pomsky lies between $1000 and $5000. It has a pure white coat and a slightly larger frame.
  • Blue-eyed Pomsky – This is a rare variety and very much in demand. Finding the blue-eyed Pomsky is rare – so be prepared to shell out at least $5000 on it. In fact, breeders like this one charge $500 more than their average price just for the blue eyes.
  •       Short-haired Pomsky – This is the variety to buy if you have budget constraints. This variety has short hair and coarse Husky-like coats. They weigh up to 20lb. or less.

In general: a pomsky dog that looks more like a Siberian Husky could cost more as they are in great demand.

Location of the breeder

The cost of your Pomsky can increase based on your breeder’s location. So, unless you plan to pick up the puppy from the breeder yourself, you need to factor in the shipping costs.

Shipping costs for a Pomsky pup are about $375 in addition to the cost of the puppy. They include the airfare and crate. Some pups are also sent with air nannies which can cost $500 more.

Where to Buy Pomsky From?

Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams taking place in the Pomsky market. Many unethical breeders try to sell impure Pomskies and many people get taken in for a ride.

If a breeder advertises that they have Pomskies weighing 50 lb. and 25-inches at withers, then you might have purchased a Husky and not a Pomsky.

Another red flag to watch out for is a breeder addressing/advertising their pups as ‘Mini Huskies’. Chances are, this isn’t a true Pomsky but a mix between a Husky and another dog breed that isn’t a Pomeranian. It could be a Klee Kai or some other breed and the resultant pup won’t be a Pomsky but a Pomklee. A Pomklee isn’t the same as Pomsky, so please only buy your pup from a reputed breeder.

Here is a quick table to show you the best places to buy your Pomsky from

Type Recommended/not recommended Price
Craig’s list Not recommended.  These are backyard breeders or scammers. It is illegal to sell puppies on Craig’s list. The Animal Legal Defense Fund is trying to shut down Craigslist puppy selling. $800 onwards – disguised as a rehoming fee and shipping costs
CKC registered breeders Best place to get your Pomsky from. CKC is the Continental Kennel Club – it registers litters of designer dog breeds like Pomskies. $2000 to $7000 depending on coat color, markings, eye color, size, etc.
Animal shelters/rescue organizations Best place to adopt a Pomsky. However, you may not know anything about its bloodlines. Also, the puppy could have health issues. However, you will be giving a poor abandoned puppy a chance! Depends on the organization. They will charge a $300-$500 fee to cover costs incurred. Some organizations handle spaying/neutering etc. So you will spend less on this. Puppies may also be vaccinated.
Backyard Breeders Not recommended. These may not be genuine pomskies and most backyard breeders are only after making profits From $1000
Pet shops Not recommended. These Pomskies cost a lot and could be from puppy mills. From $1000 depending on the area, coat color, etc.

 

Pomsky Supplies Cost

Congratulations! Your new Pomsky is on its way and you are excited! Naturally, you need to buy some supplies before it gets home so it can be more comfortable once it arrives.

Toys and chews

Your little ball of energy will need plenty of toys. We recommend giving it textured toys like rope toys and teething rings. This way, it won’t attack your slippers or your coffee table’s legs. As your pup grows, you can also give it some chews to help soothe its teething gums and shed off the puppy teeth. You might also have to invest in anti-chew sprays to deter your pet’s unwanted chewing. The total cost of toys, teething rings, and no-chew sprays can be about $100.

Crate

Don’t forget to invest in an appropriately-sized crate. In its first few nights in your home, your little Pomsky will miss its littermates. If possible, bring an item from the breeder’s with the dam’s scent on it. This will comfort your little fella in the crate. 

A sturdy crate for a small Pomsky can cost about $50-$75. You can add in a small dog bed or a comfortable blanket inside the crate. This can cost about $50. You also need a doggy car seat or belt to safely take your buddy to the vet, obedience school, etc.

Leashes/collars

Invest in a couple of leashes, collars, or harnesses for your little buddy. Your vet/breeder can recommend which leash to buy. A good leash and collar set can cost about $10-$20. Don’t go too fancy with the collar since your Pomsky will outgrow it soon.

Bowls

Buy a couple of sturdy stainless-steel bowls for your pet’s food and water. Make sure they are heavy enough to prevent them from tipping over. Cost – about $20.

Training supplies/treats

You will soon start training your Pomsky so you are going to need plenty of healthy treats. Invest in small-size, low-calorie treats that don’t fill up your pet too much. You certainly don’t want your dog to gain unhealthy weight!

For potty training, invest in absorbent potty pads. These will help you train your puppy to go potty indoors or in the yard, without too much mess. It is a good idea to buy some stain removers and odor eliminator cleaning supplies in case your little guy (or girl) has an accident on the rug/carpet. As your pet grows and learns to poop outdoors, you will need poop bags to pick up and dispose of the waste hygienically.

Training supplies can cost about $75.

Grooming supplies

Depending on your Pomsky’s coat, you will need to invest in some basic grooming tools. Buy a slicker brush, a detangling brush, a flea comb, and an undercoat rake to remove the shed hair. You will also need a high-quality shampoo and conditioner to bathe your Pom. Clean your buddy’s teeth with a vet-approved toothbrush and toothpaste. Also, you must trim your Pomsky’s nails with a clipper or nail grinder. These basic grooming supplies can cost about $50.

 

Item Cost
Essentials Leash $10.00
Collar $10.00
Food and water bowls $10.00
Bed $50.00
First aid kit $20.00
Dog waste bags $10.00
Extras Absorbent house-training pads $20.00
Harness $30.00
Brush or comb $10.00
Nail clippers $10.00
Canine toothbrush $5.00
Carrier $90.00
Car dog seat belt $10.00
Toys $100.00

 

Pomsky Training Cost

To get the well-behaved Pomsky you have always dreamed of, you will want to spend time and effort on training it. You can always watch free dog training videos online to get started with the basics.

On the other hand, if you want professional dog training, then you have multiple options before you.

Puppy boarding plus training

In this training, your Pomsky will board with the trainer for 2 weeks. During this period, s/he will learn basic commands like come, sit, heel, stay, etc. Your puppy will also get potty trained in this period. 2 weeks of boarding + training cost – approximately $1500 depending on the trainer and the city.

Basic private training

This can cost about $500- $700 depending on the training course, the trainer, and also your location. It can include 4 to 5 one-hour sessions where the trainer works with you and your dog in teaching basic commands. This can help you establish strong communication and foster a great relationship between you and your pet.

Group lessons

These cost a lot less. Depending on what is included and your area, you could shell out $20-$50 per class for group obedience lessons.

Different Types of Pomsky Training Options and Costs

 

Group training (cost per class) $20.00
Private obedience school (cost per session) $45.00
Dog boot camp (cost per day) $45.00
Minimum online training program price $99.00
YouTube videos $0.00
Minimum puppy basic training cost (total) $500.00
Maximum puppy basic training cost with boarding (total) $2000.00

 

Pomsky Food Costs

Calorie needs of Pomsky puppy

Your growing pup will need a high-protein puppy food that is fortified with DHA, calcium, and omega-essential fatty acids. These are necessary for developing cognitive function, and its growing bones. Your vet/breeder can recommend which brand of puppy food to feed your Pomsky. You must also evaluate your pet’s health from time to time to ensure it is getting the right nourishment it needs to grow and play.

An adult Pomsky will need 700-800 calories per day if it is medium-sized (25 lb. dog). If your dog is on the smaller side, then it will need fewer calories than that. On average, your pet needs 30 calories per pound of body weight.

For puppies, you can divide this into 2-3 small meals per day. Weigh your pet from time to time and check with your vet. If needed, change the food portions accordingly if your puppy is under or overweight.

For adult Pomskies over the age of 1 year, reduce the number of feeds to 2 meals per day. You can feed it high-quality dog food with protein, probiotics for immunity and digestion, omega fatty acids for a beautiful coat, and fiber for digestive health. We will recommend some food brands later in this guide.

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Your vet can guide you about feeding dry or wet dog food. Dry food ends up a lot cheaper than wet food although the latter contains more moisture. Dry dog food is also better for your pet’s teeth as the texture can help reduce plaque and tartar in your dog.

Time for a bit of math!

A 4lb bag of dry dog food contains about 16 cups of food. Your 25 lb. adult Pomsky will need 1 ½ to 2 cups of food per day. So, in a month, it will need 60 cups of dry dog food. You can buy a 15 lb. bag to last you a month.

For wet food, give one 10 oz. can per 10 lb. of body weight, per day. So, an adult Pomsky of 25 lb. will need at least 2 x 10 oz. cans per day.

Freeze-dried food – feed 40 nuggets per 25 lb. dog per day.

Item Monthly quantity of food for an average-sized adult Pomsky (10-15 inches tall and 20 lb. weight) Cost per month
Premium dry food 15 lb. $40
Premium wet food 26.5 lb. $120
Freeze-dried food 25 lb. $110
Frozen food 15lb $175
Raw food 15lb $150
Dog treats 5lb. $10

 

Pomsky Dog Food Comparison

The best dog food for Pomsky puppies, as mentioned earlier, should meet its growing needs. It should support healthy bones, teeth, and cognitive function.

An older Pomsky will need grain-free food rich in clean protein. Some Pomskies have sensitive digestion and could develop skin or digestive issues. Such dogs do well with hypoallergenic diets. Most Pomskies can tolerate protein like chicken, salmon, turkey, etc. If your dog shows sensitivity to these proteins, you can go for novel proteins like rabbit, duck, or even bison meat. Your vet can guide you.

In general, your pet needs a diet rich in healthy fats for maintaining that gorgeous coat. Look for food with Omega essential fatty acids, vitamin E, etc.

Adult Pomskies also need fiber-rich food to support healthy digestion. Your vet or breeder can guide you. As mentioned before, please evaluate your pet’s health from time to time so you know your pet is receiving optimum nourishment.

If you have to make any dietary changes, start slow. You can mix a bit of the earlier food with the new food until your doggy adjusts to it. Always give any new diet time to show results. Food sensitivities or allergies often take a while to resolve so let the new diet work for at least a month to see results.

Here are some popular brands of dog food for Pomskies.

Brand Benefits Price per LB
Blue Buffalo Adult Small Breed Natural Dog Food Small kibble size for small jaws, natural food with real protein as the first ingredient, rich in antioxidants $2.27/lb
Canidae PURE Grain Free, Limited Ingredient Dry Dog Food, Salmon and Sweet Potato

 

Limited ingredients for dogs with sensitive digestion, premium protein, Omega 6 and 3 for rich coat, healthy immunity due to anti-oxidants $5/lb
Hill’s Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult, Light for Healthy Weight & Weight Management

 

Small kibble size, ideal for weight management thanks to lower calorie content, vet-approved, made in the USA with natural ingredients, contains high-quality protein, omegas, and vitamin E for a healthy coat $2.27/lb.
Purina ONE Smart Blend Natural Adult Chicken & Rice Dry Dog Food

 

Real, natural ingredients contains glucosamine to support healthy joints $1.08/lb

 

Pomsky Medical Costs

Vet Costs for Pomsky Puppy

In the first year, your Pomsky will need core and non-core vaccinations to prevent contagious diseases. Puppies need vaccinations for Parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, and rabies. Some states also have regulations and need you to vaccinate against certain diseases.

Your pup will also need deworming every 2 weeks until 12 weeks, then monthly until 6 months. You may also want to protect it from heartworms with special heartworm preventive medicine.

Fleas and ticks are no laughing matter. They can cause deadly diseases. Monthly, expect to spend at least $20 on flea and tick prevention products.

The following table will show you the exact cost of vaccines and the age it is given.

Age of Pomsky puppy Core vaccination/ preventive treatment Non-core vaccination Cost**
6-8 weeks Parvo, distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis)   Distemper vaccine alone costs (first year) $20-$30. The total cost of vaccination is between $75 and $100
10-12 weeks Parvo, distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis) rabies and leptospirosis Distemper + measles combo and Giardia Rabies vaccine in the first year $15 to $25

Distemper – $20 to $30- total between $75 and $100

12-16 weeks Parvo, distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), leptospirosis   total between $75 and $100
26-52 weeks Boosters for the above, rabies Lyme if present in your region Total cost is between $75 and $100. Lyme disease vaccine costs between $20-$40
Every 6 months   Bordetella, parainfluenza $20-$50
Every 3 years Rabies Influenza $20-$50
Every 2 weeks until 12 weeks, then monthly until 6 months Deworming   Annual cost – $80-$200
Monthly after 12 weeks Flea and tick prevention   Annual cost $40-$200

** These are approximate costs – the actual costs will vary from vet to vet and city to city.

Vet Costs for Pomsky Adult

Once your Pomsky is 12 months of age, it will need some booster vaccine shots and routine tests. You must continue deworming your pet as per the schedule given by your vet. Also, you will need to use monthly tick and flea protection. This can cost up to  $200 each depending on the medicine you use.

It is a good idea to spay your female Pomsky 3 months after she has had her first heat cycle. Neuter your male Pomsky at about 12 months of age. These procedures can cost up to $200.

According to AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), these are the basic costs for routine and emergency vet visits for an adult Pomsky dog.

Routine costs vet visits

Name of test Cost**
Routine checkup $50 and $250
Spaying or neutering $160-$200
Vaccines $20-$50
Physical exam $45 – $55
Fecal exam $25-$55
Heartworm test $45-$50
Dental cleaning $70-$400
Allergy testing $195-$300

** These are approximate costs – the actual costs will vary from vet to vet and city to city.

Emergency vet visit costs

Name of test Cost**
Bloodwork $80-$100
X-ray Up to $200
USG Up to $500
Hospitalization $600-$3500
Emergency surgery Up to $5000

** These are approximate costs – the actual costs will vary from vet to vet and city to city.

 

Pomsky Inherited/Common Diseases

Pomskies could develop health problems that are prevalent in the Pomeranian and Husky parents. These include:

Eye issues

Eye issues in Pomskies include cataracts, corneal dystrophy, PRA or progressive retinal atrophy, and glaucoma. Regular eye checkups can help prevent complications.

Skin allergies

Pomskies are sensitive dogs and could be sensitive to environmental, food, and seasonal allergies. This can give rise to a host of skin issues like redness, hotspot, dull coat, hair loss, etc. Special food and regular grooming can help prevent these issues.

Epilepsy

Seizures or epilepsy are common in Pomeranians which is why the resulting Pomsky could inherit it. Ethical breeders prevent breeding such dogs. Buy your pet from a reliable breeder to prevent this.

Heart disease

Many forms of heart disease could affect Pomskies but dilated cardiomyopathy is the most common. Regular checkups with a good diet and exercise could prevent it.

Hip/elbow dysplasia

Again, if you’ve bought your Pomsky from a reputed breeder, you can prevent hip/elbow dysplasia. This is an inherited condition that causes the hip or elbows joint to pop in and out of place. It is very painful and surgery is the only treatment.

Luxating patella

A preventable inherited condition that causes the knee joint to pop out of its socket. Buying from an ethical breeder is the best way to prevent it.

Pet Insurance for Pomsky

Many Pomsky parents choose to buy pet insurance as it helps cover several vet costs. Different pet insurance companies work differently and their plans and coverage costs vary drastically.

The most common method is that you pay your vet’s bills. The vet then sends in a form to your pet insurance company.  The company then reimburses you for the billed amount. Some efficient pet insurance companies even send in the reimbursement amount within a week.

There are many benefits of pet insurance and you can get peace of mind knowing you are covered should there be an emergency with your little ball of energy.

How much does pet insurance cost for Pomskies?

 The answer to this depends on the plan you select and its coverage, your city, as well as your pet’s overall health. Some basic plans cover routine exams, bloodwork, X-rays, ultrasonography, hospitalization, and diagnostic procedures.

Accident plans tend to cover fractures, burns, bites, car accidents, wounds, etc.

Here are some popular pet insurance companies and their approximate costs

Name Cost per month
Pumpkin Pet Insurance $50-$80
Lemonade Plans start from $10 a month

 

Additional Costs

Grooming

Grooming that fluffy coat takes time and energy and you will want to spend at least 10-15 minutes daily brushing it, cleaning your pet’s ears, cleaning its teeth, etc. Pomskies shed almost all year round, but even more, two times a year as the weather turns warmer. It is a good idea to get your Pomeranian-Husky mix groomed professionally once or twice a year. The cost of basic grooming is between $30 and $90 depending on your location.

License

According to AKC, basic individual dog registration is about $33. You can also get your puppy microchipped. This costs about $45 and includes the cost of the procedure and the vet’s fees.

Dog Walking

Your little bundle of energy will need at least 2-3 short walks a day. If you’re busy, you can hire a dog-walker to do this for you. According to 2021 dog-walker rates, dog walkers can charge up to $20 per 30-minute walk. In some cities, this can be a lot lower – $10 per hour. Some walkers charge per minute so you can expect to pay between 50 cents to $1 per minute.

Pet sitting/dog boarding

In the event you have to leave town and cannot take your Pomeranian Husky with you, you could consider boarding it or hiring a pet sitter to watch it. On average, pet sitters charge $20-$30 per day and almost $50-$75 per night to watch your pet. Dog Boarding daily rates are between $30 and $50 depending on the city, the facilities offered, etc.

Travel

Traveling with a Pomsky can be fun but expensive. According to Travel & Leisure, airlines charge between $100-$150 one way to bring your dog in the cabin with you.  You’d also need to buy a special air cabin to carry your dog which can set you back by $50.

What kind of home do Pomskies need?

Thankfully, you don’t need a very large house when you have a Pomsky. These small dogs do very well in medium-sized apartments. If you do own a house, make sure there is a secure, fenced-in yard for your little fur-ball to play in. If you plan on adding an invisible pet fence to keep your Pomsky safe, expect to pay between $957 and $1444 on average.

 

Pomsky Cost 2021 – Key Takeaways

As you can see, it isn’t exactly cheap keeping a high-maintenance dog-like Pomsky. This dog breed needs healthy food, regular special grooming, and frequent vet checkups. These are not exactly inexpensive.

Here is a summary of the first-year costs followed by the cost each year. We have also included monthly and annual costs followed by lifetime costs so you can make an informed choice.

First-year

Whether you buy your puppy or adopt it, you can expect to pay a sizable amount for it. When buying from a reputed breeder, expect to shell out on average, $2000. Some breeders even charge between $1000 and $7000 based on the pup’s size, coat and eye color, and location. The first-year cost in addition to the buying/adoption cost can run in the range of $1500 to $2000 which includes the cost of food, dog supplies, vet and vaccination costs, spaying neutering charges, etc.

Annual

Expect to pay at least $2000 annually on your little Pomsky. These costs can vary depending on your style of parenting but this is the average. Each Pomsky is different in terms of size, temperament, and dietary needs. Also, you can budget carefully and considerably bring down these costs. For example, you can choose to travel with your pet in the car instead of paying for dog boarding/pet-sitting or on air-fare. You can also take turns walking your dog daily instead of hiring a dog sitter. These small things can considerably lower your cost of raising your Pomsky.

Monthly

The monthly cost of raising a Pomsky is about $150-$300. These costs include food, treats, and tick and flea medication, vet costs (if any), insurance costs, and other emergency costs. Again, these costs will vary greatly based on your lifestyle.

Lifetime

This small-to-medium-sized dog lives for about 15 years. If you spend $2000 annually on it, then, over your buddy’s lifetime, you will spend nearly $30000. Remember, you can always cut down many costs such as those spent on grooming, dog-boarding, etc. by opting to do those things yourself.

Some Pomskies tend to develop health issues in their golden years which could set you back by up to $2000 extra annually for hospitalization, treatment procedures, diagnostics, etc. If you have pet insurance, then it could cover part or all of these costs.

 Again, this annual cost varies greatly based on you and your pet.

We hope this guide helps you budget and estimate the exact cost of raising your Pomsky.