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The Pomsky is a relatively new hybrid breed that has taken the designer dog world by storm. Very popular in both North America and Europe, the cute, cuddly ball of happiness is a cross between a Siberian Husky and Pomeranian. Bred primarily for the amazing traits of the Husky and Pom, the Pomsky will vary in looks once fully matured; however, a mixture of characteristics from both parents are possible. Though the American Kennel Club does not recognize the Pomsky due to its hybrid origins, the average cost of owning one is not affected. The Pomsky Club of America states that reputable breeders won’t charge less than $2000.00 per puppy due to the cost of creating such an unusual combination. Because of the significant difference in sizes of the two breeds, Huskies and Pomeranians cannot be safely bred naturally thus making the Pomsky a rare and expensive choice for a pet. Not all breeders combine a purebred Husky with pure Pomeranians; multigenerational crossbreeds are often utilized during the blending process. Additionally, due to the size of a female Pomeranian’s uterus, breeding is always done with a male Pomeranian or hybrid to a female Husky or hybrid. This delicate balance of reproduction is one of the reasons these cute balls of fur are so expensive.


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Physical Appearance of Pomsky

Once fully matured, the Pomsky will be a small-to-medium sized dog that on average weighs between 15 to 25 pounds and stands somewhere between 10 to 15 inches tall. Like their parents, this hybrid breed will have long, fluffy, soft coasts that require regular brushing. Typically, the coats are similar to that of the Husky, shedding often making routine grooming a must though coat thickness will play a considerable role in maintenance. Ranging in color from white, black, gray, reddish-brown to a mixture of colors from the parent breeds, the Pomsky is considered beautiful by almost everyone. It is important to note that this new breed is not a teacup dog. Until fully matured the size is unknown so potential owners should be prepared for both small and medium-sized animals.

Character/Temperament of Pomsky

Being a hybrid breed, Pomskies will inherit character traits from each parent, playing a big part in their temperament. Gentle in nature and with a lively disposition, these dogs are generally good with children, but great care should be taken around young children and pets that can be easily hurt if dropped or stepped on while underfoot. Training should be easy for potential owners due to their natural tendency to please and a quick mind but keep in mind they can act up if not given a chance to play. It is not unusual to find that like many other breeds; the Pomsky can resort to destructive behavior such as chewing or digging if they are bored. To promote healthy and appropriate behavior, it is essential to provide them with engaging activities and attention. Physical and mental stimulation for a Pomsky can go a long way when one is trying to keep them engaged and active.

Health and Care of a Pomsky


Due to their compact size, Pomskies are adaptable to small living quarters though they are full of energy and require at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. As with all animals, owners should make sure they have a safe place to play. Proper exercise, good nutrition, and early socialization all add up to a healthy and happy Pomsky. With a lifespan ranging from 12 to 15 years, this breed will be a valued member of the household for a long time. Because this hybrid is still quite young, there is a lot to learn about the Pomsky. It is safe to assume that health issues frequently found in either parent breed may play a role in the health of this breed as well though crossbred animals are generally healthier than their purebred parents. As with any hybrid dog, individual specimens are different and may take after one parent more than the other. Huskies, for example, are known to have eye problems, whereas, Pomeranians frequently have skin issues. Having an understanding of potential health issues before deciding to own any pet should be a top priority. Individuals unprepared can find themselves in a situation that they can not handle down the road putting the animal’s health at risk.

Training a Pomsky

Pomskies are very intelligent and have lots of energy, making practical training necessary. Though they are independent little dogs, they can exhibit stubbornness like their Siberian Husky ancestors. However,
Pomskies love to please their owners which can make training more manageable for a dedicated owner. Learning basic commands, playing games and performing various tricks can come easily if the practice is
consistent and well planned. The keys to a well-behaved dog are the amount of time and energy owners put into training. As with any dog, it is always best to begin while the puppy is young and before the dog develops bad habits that are hard to break. Due to the short attention spans of Pomskies, the suggested training time is 15 minutes per session although multiple sessions a day are possible. Keeping training sessions interesting, fun, and filled with various engaging activities, can also help owners bond quickly with their new family member.

Conclusion

Pomskies are a fantastic new designer breed that is sure to be a top pick amongst dog lovers for many years to come. Descending from two highly sought after breeds, the Siberian Husky and Pomeranian, Pomskies are a great combination of each parent line. Unfortunately, left to their own devices, untrained and bored puppies can become destructive and stubborn making cohabitating a nightmare. If you are interested in this cute, loveable breed, education and dedication are required. Potential owners should expect an energetic and intelligent companion to share their homes. Once adequately trained, most Pomsky owners proclaim an undying commitment to promoting the breed.

Emotional Support Animal

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For those who own any type of pet, you likely already know the difficulties and challenges that come with finding a practical home to lease or rent. This is because many landlords forbid the ownership of an animal in their home, for an array of reasons ranging from potential damages that they may cause, or perhaps because they simply do not like animals. This can become a real obstacle when looking for a place to live, especially if you already own a dog, cat, or any other type of pet, as many landlords may refuse you immediately after learning of your companion.

Fortunately, however, pet owners have a strong ally in their favor when it comes to these situations, and that ally takes shape in the form of an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) letter. These certifications provide justification to the landlord that your animal is for the purposes of well-being and happiness in your life, and grants legitimacy to the ownership of one. When presented with an ESA letter, most landlords are legally required to accept it regardless of their personal feelings, although a few exemptions still apply in which the landlord has the right to refuse it. When it comes to attaining and presenting an ESA letter for housing, there are certain things to consider in order to ensure that the process goes smoothly and without roadblocks. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking to attain the certification.

The Fair Housing Act

Emotional Support Animal Landlord Rights and Fair housing act

In 1968, Congress passed a law entitled the Fair Housing Act (FHA), which forbade landowners from discriminating against potential renters on an array of grounds. This included a bias toward people based on their gender, race, color, religion or the country in which they originated. The bill holds an array of other specifics about what cannot be discriminated against, and one of these includes that of those who have pets and have justification from a medical professional for owning these animals.

In this regard, most pets become legal in most domiciles, however, there are still certain guidelines in which the landlord holds authority. These include a building with 4 or less units wherein the landlord is one of the occupants of the building; single-family homes in which the home buyer does not enlist a real estate agent in the purchase or renting of the home; as well as housing areas that are owned by organizations and groups that are used for the sole purpose of their members. If you own a pet and are looking to move into a location, make sure that the FHA covers your animal, in order to ensure that the landlord is unable to discriminate.

Attaining an ESA Letter for Housing

This is one of the most important aspects, as many people have little understanding of where to get the certification, and where to steer clear from. With the onset of ESA animals becoming so popular, many online services have sprung up that claim they provide legitimate letters. However, many of these are outright scams, and their certifications hold no legal backing. For animal owners looking to obtain these housing letters, the best option is often to find a legitimate therapist and ask these individuals for the letter.

Only in circumstances where letters are attained from medical professionals is it credible to use, and without such, can cause many headaches and obstacles along the way. When doing your research, make sure that you do not get caught up with these scams, and that you take the time to go in-person, to meet with a medical professional and get the documentation needed for your pet.

Benefits of having an ESA Letter for Housing

Aside from the apparent fact that you cannot be discriminated against by landlords for owning an animal, the ESA letter for housing can also help you save money when renting a home at the same time that you own a pet. One of the great benefits that come with the letter is that you become exempt from any pet deposits that the landlord may be trying to impose on you.

Often times, in situations where landlords allow pets, to begin with, they require that a deposit is put down on top of the security deposit, which is aimed to ensure the property in case of any damages or issues that the animal may cause in the time that you live there. However, having a legitimate ESA certification makes you exempt from having to pay this amount of money, and any attempt by the landlord to receive these funds from you is considered illegal under the legal framework.

Informing Your Landlord of an ESA Letter

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Whether you are already living in the specific apartment or home, or if you are just starting to get the paperwork going with the landlord, informing them about your pet and the ESA may be a bit confusing in terms of when and how to present the letter. The ESA can be given to the landlord either before or after the signing of the lease, and it is not necessarily required of you to inform the landlord prior to signing that you own an animal. If you already live in the given apartment, the Fair Housing Act protects you from being wrongfully evicted on the account of the animal, especially when the landlord is averse to pets, to begin with. Understanding this process is crucial to ensuring a smooth and positive relationship upon moving in, and going forward, with the landlord of the property.

When it comes to attaining and presenting an ESA letter to your landlord, it is clear that the process may be confusing and daunting for some. However, arming yourself with the proper amount of information and knowledge that will reduce this confusion is vital to getting the right treatment, and reducing the anxiety that may come with the ESA letter presentation. Consider learning more about the process as a whole, researching more insight into the FHA, and other similar measures, that will ultimately lead you to understand exactly what your rights are, and so no landlord can take advantage of the ESA certification.

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