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.
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.