Harris Poll Looking for Males 18-39 to Survey

Did you know that the Harris Polling company actually looks for people to take surveys and polls online? I always assumed that they just called people for their Presidential and political polls. But apparently, they proactively seek out individuals for a variety of polls.

They are currently seeking males aged 18-39 to participate in their online surveys. If you are interested (I AM!), aged 18-39 (I AM!) and have a penis (I DON’T!), you can sign up and give them your thoughts on whatever it is that they are looking for thoughts on.

 

Pomskies & Chopper, The Travelers Insurance Dog

 

Is there a lesson to be learned from the Travelers Insurance Dog?

You may recall one of the many Travelers Insurance commercials featuring a shaggy dog engaging in various shenanigans to illustrate the advantages and benefits of their insurance product line. In one commercial, the dog stressed over finding a safe place to store his bone and wrestled with many different options before deciding to put his faith under the red umbrella of Travelers.  Another television spot found him shadowing a golfer and placing golf balls that were badly hit into much better spots.

Chopper, the Travelers Insurance Dog was a rescue and is believed to be a mutt.  The following is the official response according to Amazon’s Askville:

“Thank you for visiting Travelers.com. The dog in the commercial, Chopper, was rescued from a shelter in California. We have been told he is a mixed breed but probably most resembles a Highland Terrier.

There are quite a few passionate people involved in animal and dog rescue/adoption activities.  They work very hard to place dogs in loving homes.  And they are to be commended for their fine work.

Unfortunately, many of these individuals can be a little judgmental, abrasive and downright overbearing when it comes to discussing designer breeds like the Pomsky.  If you have done any research into the Pomsky or other designer breeds, you have no doubt read their rantings and ravings about how designer breeds are an abomination and that any of us who profess an interest in acquiring such a puppy are seemingly likened to the worst humans on Earth.

The following are representative samples of feelings and thoughts expressed by this crowd:

  • How dare you even consider buying a Pomsky when there are so many dogs in shelters needing a home.
  • The Pomsky isn’t a “designer breed” – it is a mutt!
  • Mixed breeds are destined to possess genetic defects.
  • It is irresponsible to spend so much money on a mutt.
  • All designer dogs are quick buck money plays by backyard breeders and puppy mills.

You might be a little confused and wondering if I am simply reinforcing the importance of rescuing dogs as opposed to purchasing them from a breeder.  After all, since Chopper was a rescue I must be advocating the rescue of other dogs.

Not exactly.  I have no qualms with anyone wanting to rescue a dog nor do I condemn anyone who believes that rescuing is the preferred manner of acquiring a new dog.

My point is that I find it completely beneath so-called animal rescue advocates who profess a love for dogs to lampoon Pomskies by derisively referring to them as mutts.  It is used in a pejorative context and unbecoming. And more to the point, it is contradictory to the image they are attempting to portray.

I have always found it odd to hear these folks dismiss Pomskies are being mutts, and you can hear the disdain in their written words, while at the same time proclaiming to love all the mutt strays in the animal shelters across the nation.

Chopper, the Travelers Insurance Dog, has shown us that regardless of their breed or appearance, dogs bring love, laughter and happiness.  Does it really matter if one dog is “pure” or not?

 

List of the Most Popular Dog Names

So, you are in the middle of a search, far and wide, for your brand new Pomsky. There is just one hitch! You do not have a name and are stumped. Choosing a name can be stressful and to assist you I am linking to various sites with their list of the most popular names.

List 1 – Vetstreet.com – Top 10 Trendiest Dog Names of the Year

List 2 – PetVR.com – PetVR.com used data from VPI pet insurance to compile their list of most common names.

List 3 – Top 100 Names in the UK

 

I hope these links give you some ideas on what to name your Pomsky puppy or any of your puppies for that matter.

 

PetSmart Discounts – Big Savings – Limited Time Offer

I wanted to pass along a limited time offer from PetSmart.com to our readers here at Pomsky Headquarters. PetSmart has all your pet supply needs and you can save up to $30 on your next purchase if you order after clicking the link below. You must order by April 21, so act now if you want to save some money.

Save $15 on orders over $60.
Save $20 on orders over $100.
Save $30 on orders over $150.

Save $15 on orders over $60, $20 on orders of $100 over, or $30 on orders of $150 over at PetSmart.com! Offer Valid 4.15 – 4.21

Happy Savings!

 

This Time The Dog Really Did Eat His Homework

 

HELENA, MONTANA – So, I was “thumbing” through the virtual newspaper looking for something interesting to post here for our fine readers and I came across this bizarre story.

This story should without question be included in the next edition of:  “Chicken Soup for the Soul:     I Can’t Believe My Dog Did That!: 101 Stories about the Crazy Antics of Our Canine Companions.”

 

 

Let me first give you the headline:

Pet owner to feds: The dog ate my money

When I first read the headline I was a little puzzled and struggled to find a potential story that contextually explained why a pet owner would be talking to the feds about money that had been eaten.  I mean…is it a crime for an animal to mutilate or destroy currency?  Were the Feds arresting this man for negligence…I mean…in times like this you just can’t go and squander money like that!

The story read:

Sundance, his 12-year-old golden retriever, ate the bills during a visit the Klinkels’ daughter in Denver last Christmas.

Sundance was left alone in the car with five $100 bills and a $1 bill when they stopped for dinner.

The dog dined on the $100 bills, but left the dollar.

I laughed out loud when I read the part about how Sundance left the dollar behind.  Well…thanks for the tip, Big Fella!

Now, here is where the Feds come into the story.  The dog owner collected the chewed up money post-defecation (is that a word?), washed it and pieced the bills back together with tape in an effort to return the damaged money for new money. If you think I am making this up, please visit the article and see the picture of one of the bills.

According to the story, a forensic currency examiner will inspect the submitted bills and determine whether or not at least 51% of the bill is present and accounted for…which can take up to 2 years!

And they say designer dogs like Pomskies cost their owners too much…sheeesh.

 

 

Vin Scully Goes Off on Hastags and DogTV

 

My boyfriend turned me on to this story about Los Angeles Dodgers announce Vin Scully.  Many of our readers will have no idea of who I am talking about, but all you need to know is that he is 85 years old and is a broadcasting icon.  If you live in a baseball family, Vin Scully is a quasi-deity.

Anyway, during the telecast of a recent game in San Diego, Scully was asked to read some promotion spots on the air.  One of the spots mentioned hashtag numerous times.  After reading the spot he says:

“Can I ask you an honest question? What in the world is ‘hashtag?’”

Apparently he then segued into a discussion about a local station down in San Diego that provides daytime programming for dogs left home alone by their owners who are at work.  The DogTV channel is meant to soothe the animals.  Their site reads:

DOGTV is scientifically developed and Pup approved. DOGTV is cable’s first television network for dogs that is created exclusively for canines, and the humans who love them.

DOGTV’s 24/7 programing helps stimulate, entertain, relax and habituate dogs with shows that expose them to various movements, sounds, objects, experiences and behavior patterns, all from a dog’s point of view.

 

 

Can a Pomsky be part Alaskan Husky?

 

The other day I was discussing my website and Pomskies in general with a girlfriend of mine and she asked a question that I thought might be of interest to the readers of PomskyHQ.

Naturally, I had to first initiate her as to the definition of a Pomsky.  Once I explained that they were part Siberian Husky, she asked, “Can a Pomsky be part Alaskan Husky?

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CC Image courtesy of Alaskan Dude on Flickr

Considering I have spent hours upon hours researching this subject and spent hours more building a website on the matter, I instantly responded, “No –only Siberian Huskies.”  But, I didn’t elaborate and the conversation just went on to other questions.

Instead of answering her question that way, I should have taken a moment to compose my thoughts and answered her in a more articulate fashion.  And that is what I plan to do here.

While I did give her the correct answer so to speak, it deserves some elaboration because it is a bit more nuanced.

Technically, you can breed just about any dog with another dog and get a mix of some kind. Now, whether or not one should do this or whether or not the genetic contribution from each parent is complimentary to one another is a different story.  Therefore, a Pomsky could in theory be a Pomeranian and Alaskan Husky mix or even potentially a Pomeranian and a Labrador Husky mix (I mean…the ‘sky’ in Pomsky has to come somewhere, right?).

Alaskan Husky Deficiencies

You may recall from a previous article that in the current marketplace Pomskies exhibiting blue eyes and  husky dominant features are more popular and pups in litters possessing these features command premiums by breeders.  Additionally, the smaller they are the more valuable they are in the eyes of buyers.

Alaskan Huskies often have brown eyes are bred to be working dogs, including dogsled racing.  Therefore, these dogs are generally larger in size and more muscular vis-à-vis their Siberian counterpart which is leaner and slightly smaller. A working sled dog may be 50 to 80 lbs or a racing sled dog may be 35 to 60 lbs for a male or female. Female Siberians range from 35 to 50 lbs.

Moreover, the Alaskan is not a purebred and lacks recognition by the American Kennel Club.  These dogs can be bred with various combinations of other breeds for the express purpose of creating the best working dog and this diverse DNA makeup is the reason behind their exclusion.

Instead of working to create working dogs, Pomsky breeders are striving to essentially create a miniature Siberian husky with its classic features.  Additionally, with some breeders working to legitimize the breed and attempting to achieve registration or recognition at some point by a national kennel club, it is imperative that they use purebred sires and dames to produce a historically accurate genealogy report to meet the strenuous documentation requirements of these organizations.

 

This is NOT a Pomsky! Please Spread the Word…

PomskyHQ has taken the well known picture of the fake Pomsky circulating the internet (especially Pinterest and Instagram) and added a little truth to it.  Please spread the word and help us correct the misunderstanding that is fooling thousands of people.  If you would please post this picture on your Facebook wall or various social media accounts we would greatly appreciate your help in setting the record straight.

Not A Pomsky!

This is not a Pomsky.

 

 

Pomsky Puppies for Sale in Reno, Nevada

 

You can view our directory of Pomsky breeders here for free or you can subscribe to our breeder alert subscription service for $4.95. If you would like to receive email updates whenever we find pomsky breeders and pomsky puppies for sale or adoption, please go here.

 

Are you looking for information about Pomsky breeders or trying to find Pomskies for sale in Reno, Nevada? We are the most comprehensive resource for news and information about breeders on the internet.

 

Each year, the popularity of the Pomsky designer breed seems to grow with the number of American households seeking to purchase a Pomsky puppy increasing almost exponentially. However, the number of reputable and credible Pomsky breeders in the United States is still very small.

 

This lack of equilibrium in the supply/demand curve creates opportunities for charlatans pretending to be Pomsky breeders to cheat and scam consumers out of their hard-earned money. We are here to help provide you with the most reliable information about Pomsky breeders.

 

If you are a breeder of Pomskies or know of a Pomsky breeder in the Reno area, please contact PomskyHQ and let us know so that we can add you to our directory and pass along your contact information to interested buyers.

 

For more information about Pomskies we invite you to read our Frequently Asked Questions page and our blog.

 

Pomsky Puppies for Sale in Garland, Texas

 

You can view our directory of Pomsky breeders here for free or you can subscribe to our breeder alert subscription service for $4.95. If you would like to receive email updates whenever we find pomsky breeders and pomsky puppies for sale or adoption, please go here.

 

Are you looking for information about Pomsky breeders or trying to find Pomskies for sale in Garland, Texas? We are the most comprehensive resource for news and information about breeders on the internet.

 

Each year, the popularity of the Pomsky designer breed seems to grow with the number of American households seeking to purchase a Pomsky puppy increasing almost exponentially. However, the number of reputable and credible Pomsky breeders in the United States is still very small.

 

This lack of equilibrium in the supply/demand curve creates opportunities for charlatans pretending to be Pomsky breeders to cheat and scam consumers out of their hard-earned money. We are here to help provide you with the most reliable information about Pomsky breeders.

 

If you are a breeder of Pomskies or know of a Pomsky breeder in the Garland area, please contact PomskyHQ and let us know so that we can add you to our directory and pass along your contact information to interested buyers.

 

For more information about Pomskies we invite you to read our Frequently Asked Questions page and our blog.