Breed group : Non-Sporting, Working
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GENERALBreed group: Non-Sporting, Working Type: Hybrid
Talent: Obedience, Search & rescue, Sledding
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 40-60 lbs Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black & Brown, Black & White, Gray / Salt & Pepper
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 11-14 Years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Not good for warm climate
The Huskimo is a cross between an American Eskimo and a Siberian Husky purebreds. These dogs are called hybrid dogs due to their origination from two different pure breeds. The Huskimo is a medium size dogs, having a maximum height of 24 inches and weighing in the region of 40-60 pounds. They have a flat head with pointy ears. The tail is either docked or curled up. They are strong and well built dogs.
The Huskimo are found in different colours which their parent breeds exhibit. Some colours are black, gray, red, white and yellow or any mix of these colours.
Their coat is medium to long in length. It is thick and rough from outer and soft and dense from inner side. It helps the dog in extreme temperatures.
The Huskimo dogs are very friendly, affectionate and loving to their family. They are very social dogs and socialize well even with strangers after spending some time with them. They are good playmates for children however, supervision is necessary. These dogs are generally obedient and follow the commands of their owner but they do have a tendency to be independent and willful if the owner does not show true and firm pack leader qualities. The Huskimo dogs are active and lively. They do need to go for walk and play sessions. Under exercising them would result in behavioural problems. They can fit in to apartment life as long as their exercise needs are regularly met. They are not good watchdogs because they do not bark much. These dogs are very intelligent and make great family pets.
This breed is a moderate shedder and would need brushing every 2-3 days. During shedding season, they should be brushed daily. Bathe them when needed.
This dog breed is very intelligent and not difficult to train. They, however, would need firm and consistent training supplemented by positive reinforcements.
They are active and lively dogs and do need lots of play time and outdoor activities daily. A 1-2 hour walk and play time outdoor is necessary for these dogs other wise they may become destructive due to lack of proper exercise.