Whilst 90% of my blogging and and real-time updates are done via Facebook and Instagram, sadly some things will remain a fact. Unfortunately this breed is synonymous with scammers,with a little bit of conversation or sadly for some experience, your really going to have to stay on guard and do your homework when it comes to this beautiful breed! I can not stress these red flags enough !!
Many scammer sites will ride off successful Pomsky breeders
Many will not have reviews and if they do, they’re not contactable red flag
Many won’t be on multiple platforms with the same kennel name e.g. a webpage, Facebook and Instagram with ( most importantly!!) access to the Adoptess or reviews – being able to communicate with the breeders adoptess (if they really do have any) is very important especially if your in a different state!! It’s really calming and reassuring being able to speak and perhaps even visit multiple Adoptees in your state.
Single platforms no reviews – Red flag
No reviews or turned off reviews – A big Red flag !!
Websites that use the same colours and similar layouts to legitimate and well established breeders, this is done in a subtle attempt to confuse you regarding who’s who – Red flag !!
Closed or private groups only – why? What’s the reason for hiding or not being accessible to the general public? -Red flag
Click and buy pups, (this just makes me sick !) whilst claiming “only good homes” – Red flag
Drapes, covers or blankets in the background behind a dog – Red flag
A constant supply “year round” of pups – Red flag and health flag !!!
No disclosure of address!! Of course a house number doesn’t need to be included. This is totally understandable for security reasons. However, if someone calls Whilst in your suburb you should be able to meet them within minutes.
No Address – Red flag
Pomskies are not a registered breed and never will be for good reason, the breeding practices. Huskies crossed with Pomeranians will never work ethically and it’s for this reason there’s no official Pomsky breeders list with no governing body, if a breeder is offering official pomsky paperwork run it’s a scam – Red flag
Don’t assume they’re legitimate because there is a phone number and person on the other side. Trust comes from multiple sources, platforms eg: Facebook, Instagram ( with people interacting !! Not stale) and reviews!! A scammer will always cut out other people, platforms, sources & reviews. Their attempt is for them to be the single authority, voice and view. – BIG Red flag
Do not assume a Facebook page, paid ads, websites or newspaper listings are real. Sadly you really must be on guard with this breed it’s a scammers heaven in comparison to other breeds. My stud is a Klee Kai (toy husky) and dam Pomeranian both are official breeds and come with paperwork however, the Pomklee offspring can not come with paperwork because there is no official governing body for pomskies.
It has come to my attention that a particular group attempted to start a pomsky registry club, however, I believe it’s now long fallen apart (this was in the United States). Point being please understand there is no official or nationally recognised governing body to issue genuine documents for Pomskies.
Never take a picture at face value (i’ve seen my own dogs on scammers sites). Insist on multiple shots and MOST IMPORTANTLY customise the picture by asking for your name or DOB on a piece of paper in the background or better still why not even video call on WhatsApp or Messenger to name a few.
If in Australia, America or New Zealand listen out for the voice on the other line. 50% of scammers will target other countries.
As a side note if this is a breed you love please take the time to educate yourself on Klee Kai’s (toy huskies) as an alternative to Huskies. This will solve the controversy regarding the ethics involved around breeding these magical dogs. It may even prove to be the key in securing Pomskies to become an official breed which would throw the scammers into history’s dustbin, but most importantly do the right thing by this lovely breed as far as I’m aware I’m 1 of 3 genuine pomklee breeders in the world, with the other 2 being in the USA . If anyone else is making the claim they also have pomkless’s PLEASE!! PLEASE buy yourself a $ 30 DNA test kit form your local vet and get your money back.