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Are you sure you are buying an actual Pomsky? Or are you worried the Pomsky you own isn’t actually a Pomsky? In the last few years, genetics testing has enabled Pomsky owners to know more about the makeup of their Pomsky. From seeing the percentage of Husky to Pomeranian, to identifying potential health issues, these tests bring tons of value to owners. In addition, reputable breeders are using these tests to increase the likelihood of healthy Pomskies and engineer the type of Pomsky their buyers want. Anyone shopping for Pomskies should be asking for these tests from breeders to ensure they are getting a Pomsky!
Joining the Pomksy 101 Podcast today is Stephanie Elliott from Platinum Pomskies out of Arizona. She recently got a spot on a board with Embark, a dog DNA testing company, where she is 1 of 2 breeders in the “Designer Breed” category. In this episode, you’ll hear from her as we discuss what makes up a Pomsky, how to get genetic testing done, and how to use utilize genetics test results from breeders or on your own Pomsky.
By the end of the episode, you’ll see why understanding your Pomsky genetics is key to finding and owning the perfect Pomsky!
What You’ll Learn
- Intro into Pomsky genetics testing? (1:42)
- Why you should care about Pomsky genetics? (3:33)
- Understanding Pomsky genetics. (4:52)
- Impact of the wrong/poor genetics in a Pomsky. (11:45)
- How breeders and breeders, shoppers, and owners can utilize DNA tests. (14:00)
- 1-minute speed-round questions. (25:38)
(The Pomsky 101 Podcast is the official podcast of the Pomsky Owners Association)