HuskimoOther Names • NonePronunciationHusk-y-moDescriptionThe Huskimo is a hybrid dog that is bred when a purebred Siberian Husky and a purebred AmericanEskimo are crossed.The Huskimo is an intelligent dog that makes a great family pet. They do not bark much and are friendlywith just about everyone. They are good with kids, but can sometimes be a bit stubborn if their ownerdoesnt show leadership qualities. Huskimos need to be walked and exercised frequently otherwisethey can develop destructive habits.Breed HistorySince the Huskimo is a hybrid dog, not too much of a breed history exists. It is estimated that Huskimoswere first bred in the 1990s to 2000s when designer and hybrid dog popularity was high.Breed StandardsHeight (inches): up to 24Weight (pounds): 40-60Color: Black, Gray, Red, White, Yellow or a mix of any of these colors.Coat: Thick and long coated. It is rough on the outside and soft the closer it gets to the skin which keepsthe dog warm in cold temperatures.AppearanceThe Huskimo is a medium sized dog that resembles a sled dog. They have pointy ears with a curled upfluffy tail. They have strong and well-built bodies.TemperamentHuskimos are a very loving dog. They can make friends with just about anyone and are very easy tosocialize. They are intelligent, but can be stubborn and difficult to train if their owner doesnt show packleadership qualities.
Huskimos have a lot of energy and clearly want to pull a sled or do some work, so they require a lot ofexercise. They can cope well with any type of home whether it is an apartment or a farm as long as theirexercise requirements have been met. Since they are very good dogs with strangers they do not makegood watchdogs.HealthIssues: Since this dog is a fairly recent hybrid dog, its health issues are not well known, however, hybriddogs generally are healthier than purebred dogs. Since Huskimos have a heavy coat, they can overheatif they are put in a hot climate.Life Expectancy: 11-14 yearsGrooming: Huskimos should be brushed daily and at the very minimum brushed 2-3 times each week.They shed heavily and will need to be bathed every few months or whenever needed.Exercise: Huskimos require heavy exercise. They have sled pulling instincts and want to do work. Theywill need a minimum of 1-2 hours of walking/running each day to stay happy.Living: Huskimos can cope well with either apartment life or farm life as long as their exerciserequirements are met. They do well with children and make great family dogs.Breed Recognition • ACHC – American Canine Hybrid Club • DRA – Dog Registry of America Inc. • IDCR – International Designer Canine RegistryDog Type: HybridSize: MediumSkills Hunting – No Guard – No Watch – No Sport – No Herding – NoEnjoys Kids – Yes Other Pets – Yes City – Yes Indoor – Yes Outdoor – Yes
Energy Low – No Medium – No High – YesGrooming Low – No Medium – No High – YesFor more information on the Huskimo please visithttp://www.allthedogbreeds.com/breeds/huskimo.phpInformation provided by All The Dog Breeds - http://www.allthedogbreeds.com/