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Huskimo Breed Information

Description: The Huskimo dog is a mix of Siberian Husky and American Eskimo. This medium-build breed is known to be energetic, loyal, playful and sweet in nature. Huskimos thrive in a family-oriented household where they will get a lot of attention. The physical appearance of this breed is described as fluffy with a medium muzzle, erect ears and long, thick fur. They are known for being a companion dog with an athletic build. Other Names: American Eskimo and Siberian Husky mix. Type: Hybrid Height: 21-24 in. Weight: 40-60 lbs. Colors: The coat of a Huskimo can come in the colors red, gray, black and white. Coat: Huskimo hair can be described as medium in length, dense and straight in texture. Temperament: This breed is known to be energetic, loyal, playful and sweet in nature. Huskimos thrive in a family-oriented household where they will get a lot of attention. They are an athletic, companion dog who loves being in social situations and playing games with their owner. With Children: Huskimo dogs love being in a family setting and are very patient and playful with children of the family. They know how to be fun and energetic without being dangerous. With Pets: Huskimo dogs love trips to the dog park and being around other animals. As long as they are trained as puppies, they will adapt to any environment. Watch-dog: Since they are loyal to their owners, Huskimo dogs will have no problem being vocal if they sense any disturbing surroundings. This makes the breed a successful watch dog. Guard-dog: Huskimo dogs are not good guard dogs because of their overly friendly nature. Care and Training: This breed is known to shed, which means Huskimos need regular grooming. The breed should have their nails clipped once or twice a month and to prevent ear infection, their ears cleaned weekly. In order to successfully train this breed, the owner must prove that they are in charge. Huskimos can easily fall into the alpha category and will respect owners who are dominant. Learning Rate: High. Huskimo dogs are known for their intelligence and ability to grasp training. Obedience: High. They are obedient to those who are dominant and stern in instruction. Problem Solving: High. Activity: High. They love their daily walks, hikes and trips to the dog park. Living Environment: Huskimos can adapt to apartment living spaces as long as they have a way to go outside daily. Health Issues: Health concerns for a Huskimo breed are progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia and corneal dystrophy. Life Span:  12-14 years. Litter Size: 4-6 puppies. History: The Huskimo breed was created from the mix between a Siberian Husky and an American Eskimo, part of a trend that began in 2000 when the first Huskimo was created. Since this is a new breed, the history of a Huskimo is told solely through its parent breeds. The Siberian Husky was created to be a sledding dog, watchdog and herder of reindeer for centuries by the Chukchi tribe. This breed was originally from Siberia and was then brought to Alaska with fur traders. The American Eskimo breed is part of the Spitz family of Nordic breeds. They are related to the German Spitz, who had their name changed to American Eskimo Dog once they were brought to America. Registries: ACHC, DRA, IDCR
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