Q: Does Pomskies coat change color?
A: Yes it is expected to change some as they mature.
(especially in the agouti color) The pictures below is how Nali has changed.
Q: Will my Pomsky shed?
A: Yes, but not all the time.
Pomskies have a double coat, which means that they have a short undercoat and a longer outer coat. This is to protect them from the cold as well as the heat.
Most of the year, shedding will be very minimal. However, twice a year Pomskies (like Huskies and Pomeranians) will "blow their coat", meaning that they will lose their undercoat. This happens before cooler weather and before the heat of summer, so they can grow their new undercoat for that seasons protection.
The best way to handle this is to brush them daily. It may take 2-3 weeks for them to drop most of their undercoat, but with daily maintenance, you can avoid the shedding explosion. A good groomer can also help you out greatly.
Q: What color eyes will my Pomskies have?
A: Did you know that your puppies eyes can continue changing color even after you take them home? This is why we don't guarantee eye color.
Puppies open their eyes right around 2 weeks old, and all puppies have blue eyes at this point. But, their eye color can begin to change around 3-4 weeks of age. So around 4-5 weeks, an experienced breeder with a trained eye should be able to tell if the puppies eye color is changing. This can be a very subtle change in some cases, so even then, it can take a very trained eye to guess accurately.
It is most obvious if the puppies eye color is changing to brown.
However, if the puppies eye color is changing to amber, the eyes may still look blue when you take the puppy home! This blue will have a greenish hue to it though, which is why you may see this eye color referred to as green. The eyes don't stay that greenish-blue though, as they will continue to change to a gorgeous yellow-ish amber color.
Pomskies can also have bi-eyes or parti-eyes.
Bi-eyes means that they will have two completely different color eyes. Typically there will be one blue eye and one brown eye. This is an often sought-after trait that is passed down from the husky genes.
Parti-eyes means that a part of at least one eye is a different color. This could be half of one eye, down to a very small chip of different color. So a Pomsky may have one blue eye and the other eye is half blue and half brown. Or the opposite. Or the Pomsky can have blue eyes with a very small chip of brown on one eye. There are many wonderful combinations!!
What is a microchip?
A Microchip is a form of permanent identification. It is inserted under the skin above the shoulders of the dog. The Microchip stays there for life. When a Microchip reader is waved above the dog's shoulders, a number shows up on the reader. The number belongs to our dog only.
If your dog ever gets lost, a veterinarian or animal shelter can read the microchip and if you have the number registered with the prepaid registration card that is given to you. They can contact you and have your precious pet returned to you promptly!
A Microchip also proves very useful in record keeping. It is wonderful to include a dog's microchip number on paperwork such as health exams, registration certificates, DNA profiles, etc.. Since no other dog will share that particular microchip number, it serves as proof that the record in question does indeed belong to the dog's whose microchip is listed.
Our Pomsky pups all come with a microchip and the prepaid registration form.