Huskimo

40-60 lbs
21-24"
Unknown
Siberian Husky
American Eskimo
Huskimos are created from the mix between a Siberian Husky and an American Eskimo. They are medium sized dogs that have a ton of energy. These dogs are loyal and playful pets that need lots of exercise or they can be hard to control. Huskimos are great family dogs since they are very social and loving, which means that they are great around kids and strangers. With dogs that are extremely intelligent like the Huskimo, it is important that the owner can clearly and confidently show their authority. If not shown who the leader is, these dogs will automatically take on the role of top dog themselves.
Purpose
Companion, Working Dog
Date of Origin
1990
Ancestry
Siberian Husky, American Eskimo

Huskimo Health

Average Size
Male Huskimo size stats
Height: 21-24 inches Weight: 40-60 lbs
Female Huskimo size stats
Height: 21-24 inches Weight: 40-60 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Corneal Dystrophy
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Skin Infections
Occasional Tests
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs
  • Urinalysis
  • Fluorescein Test
  • Schirmer Tear Test
  • Complete Blood Profile
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Complete Ophthalmologic Examination
  • Electroretinogram

Huskimo Breed History

Designer breeds have become a new trend in the past few decades. One very popular combination is the Huskimo, which is a mix between the Siberian Husky and the American Eskimo. These dogs have been crossed since the 1990s and up until 2000, which created the first Huskimo dogs. Since then, new dogs are born from two Huskimo parents. The Siberian Husky was used as a sledding dog, watchdog and herder of reindeer for centuries by the Chukchi tribe. They were perfectly suited for the job since they could handle the harsh weather. This breed was originally from Siberia and was then brought to Alaska with fur traders. There, they participated in Arctic races in Malamute, which they excelled at due to their fast speeds. In 1908 these dogs participated in the All-Alaskan Sweepstakes, which is a 408 mile long race performed by dogsled. In Nome, Alaska there was a diphtheria epidemic in the year of 1925. This event was the reason that the Siberian Husky became so popular, since they were recognized after transporting medicine to the people. They were also used in Antarctic Expeditions by Admiral Byrd throughout the 1900s. These dogs were also used in the Army’s Arctic Search and Rescue Unit during World War II. American Eskimos are part of the Spitz family of Nordic breeds. They are related to the German Spitz, which had their names changed to American Eskimo Dog once they were brought to America. Other breeds that are close in their family include the Samoyed, White Pomeranian, White Keeshond and the White Italian Spitz. These White Spitz breeds do not actually have any connections to the Eskimo culture, as they were brought to the United States by German Settlers.

Huskimo Breed Appearance

These dogs have long and thick fur with soft inner coats and rough outer coats. The fur lies close to the skin, which helps to keep the dog warm during the winter. Although this is an important trait when living in the Arctic, it means that you must be careful when exercising your dog in the heat. These dogs have teeth that are spiky and sharp, and heads that are medium in size and proportional to the body. The muzzle is similar in length and has a nose that matches the color of the coat. Overall, they are medium sized dogs with sharp and erect ears. The tails curve up and to the side of the dog, and are very fluffy. The Huskimo has black or dark brown eyes that are almond shaped. To determine more specific characteristics of the hybrid breed, do some research on the appearances of the parents. Keep in mind that some dogs may look slightly different from others of the same designer breed, since they may develop different traits from the parents.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Huskimo eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
blue Huskimo nose
Blue
black Huskimo nose
Black
brown Huskimo nose
Brown
isabella Huskimo nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
red Huskimo coat
Red
gray Huskimo coat
Gray
black Huskimo coat
Black
white Huskimo coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Huskimo straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Huskimo Breed Maintenance

Huskimos shed a lot and therefore, will need regular brushing. This should be done every day if possible or at least two to three times per week. They should be given baths every few months or as often as needed. There are no special maintenance requirements for these dogs. The only other care that they will need besides bathing and grooming is teeth brushing, nail trimming and ear cleaning. Dogs from all breeds should have their teeth brushed using dog toothpaste at least two or three times each and every week. Do this chore daily to guarantee healthy teeth and gums. As for nail trimming, the frequency will depend mostly on how active the dog is. Since Huskimos are quite active, they may need to have their nails trimmed less frequently than other breeds. The standard frequency is once or twice per month. To prevent ear infections, dogs should have their ears wiped clean weekly.
Brushes for Huskimo
Slicker Brush
Comb
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Huskimo requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Huskimo Temperament

Huskimos are smart and docile dogs that make great family pets. They get along very well with children since they are loyal and love to play. However, these dogs are very energetic, which means that they are a big commitment for owners who are not naturally active. Getting enough activity is a must for these pets, as they can be destructive and disobedient if not given sufficient exercise. Huskimos are easy to train as long as the owner has past experience and knows how to be dominant. With these dogs you cannot let them think that they are the boss, or you will be obeying them, not the other way around. They are very social pets that get along well with anyone they meet. Since they are easily sociable, it shouldn’t be hard for them to get along with other types of pets and dogs. However, the personality of a grown dog will depend on their experiences as a puppy. Therefore, be sure to expose your Huskimo pup to all sorts of people and environments.

Huskimo Activity Requirements

These energetic dogs require lots of exercise in order to remain happy and healthy. Therefore, owners should be willing to dedicate at least one to two hours per day to exercising these dogs. If not given proper exercise they can begin to misbehave. Remember to challenge your dog mentally as well as physically, since the mind must be exercised as well as the body. Activities similar to agility, long walks or hikes, pulling sleds and obedience training are all fun for this breed of dog. However, you should keep in mind that the Huskimo has a long and thick coat that makes it hard for them to adapt to warm climates, and therefore their activity should be moderated during the warm summer months. These dogs are usually too big and energetic to be suited for apartment life.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes

Huskimo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Huskimo Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Huskimo size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female Huskimo size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 8 lbs
12 Months
Male Huskimo size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Huskimo size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 17 lbs
18 Months
Male Huskimo size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 42 lbs
Female Huskimo size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 42 lbs

Huskimo Owner Experiences

Nico
21 Months
3 People
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He has been so easy to train. Everyone's friend. So lovable. High energy most times does have his lazy days. Has the husky coat and what I found is quarter eyes. His eyes are blue on top and fade into an Amber brown color. He's about 43 lbs and full puppy.
2 months, 1 week ago
Loki
4 Years
4 People
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Run
Swim
Catch treats
Best dog I have ever had. Very easy to train.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Ajax
8 Months
4 People
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Very fun energetic dog I definitely recommend this dog if your active
4 months ago
Rosie
2 Years
5 People
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Walking
kids play time
Fetch
4 months in couldn't handle the dog . 1st time owner i couldn't handle it , i was about to give it away. She was pooping all over searching some youtube vids didnt help. Video shows to let the dog in the crate when not home. That they wont poop in their bed. This one pooped & pee all over . i gave her a chance 2-3 months in she started to get it 4 months in perfect. Yea she still has the accident but mostly my fault , if i don't play with her or give her love etc she will miss behave . good thing i have her time now shes 2 years old & perfect companion .
6 months, 2 weeks ago
Ghost
5 Months
5 People
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Ball
Walk
His a wonderful joy (house breaking him is becoming a challenge) but other than that his he suck a loving dog
8 months, 4 weeks ago
Sadie
15 Months
2 People
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Great companion with lots of energy. Very freindly to everyone and everything.
9 months, 4 weeks ago
Skye
4 Years
4 People
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we are always being stopped in the street by people who ask what breed our dog is and always comment on what a beautiful dog
10 months ago
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