Huskimo Dog Breed


The huskimo is a hybrid dog and is the offspring of a purebred siberian husky and a purebred american eskimo dog. As a mixed dog breed, the huskimo will inherit traits from both parent breeds, however not all huskimos will receive the same traits from each parent. This can cause variations between huskimo dogs (even if from the same litter) and is one of the reasons why the huskimo is not accepted by purebred dog registries.

Since it is nearly impossible to determine which traits the huskimo will receive from each parent, the physical and behavioral characteristics can vary between huskimos. This can make it difficult to specify breed standards, however it is likely behavioral and physical characteristics shared between the two parent breeds will be present in the huskimo.

Huskimo Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid12-14 yrs.15-23 in.30-60 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

Below are the huskimo's traits and characteristics that owners can expect:

Huskimo Breed Description

Huskimo's are smart, loyal, family oriented dogs. They are very powerful dogs that have a strong pack mentality and desire to pull a sled. Huskimo's do best in weather that most people cannot tolerate and prefer being in the cold to sitting inside next to a warm fire. This is because the huskimo's parent dog breeds can tolerate temperatures as low as -70 degrees fahrenheit, so anything over 78 degrees fahrenheit is likely too warm.

Huskimos are intelligent dogs and do best with owners that show strong leadership skills. Because of this, they are not recommended for new dog owners since the huskimo will often test the position of their owner's leadership role in the pack.

Owners can expect their huskimo to have an abundance of energy and should be prepared to deal with a hyperactive dog if it doesn't meet its daily exercise requirements.

Huskimo Breed History

As a hybrid dog breed, the huskimo doesn't have an official breed history. They were likely first bred when the popularity of designer dog breeds increased in the 1980's to 2000's.

Huskimo Appearance

Huskimos are medium sized dogs and are often described as extremely beautiful. Their long thick coats are often full of color and are soft to the touch. They have pointed erect ears and an appearance that resembles a sled dog.

Huskimo Coloring

As a cross breed, the huskimo's coloring can be a combination of either of it's parent's coat colors. Generally the most common coat colors for huskimos are black, grey, red, white, and yellow.

Huskimo Size

Huskimo's are considered a medium sized dog breed. They are between 15-23 inches in height and weigh 30-60 pounds.

Average Adult Height

15-23 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

30-60 lbs

Huskimo Variations

Hybrid pups will vary much more than their purebred parents based on the proportions of genes they inherit from both parents. The most noticeable variation in this mixed breed will be in regards to size. American Eskimo Dogs are bred in Standard, Miniature and Toy varieties, whereas Siberian Huskies are usually a standard size. Some breeders will also produce Miniature Huskies, however, even responsible breeder know that down-sized animals often come with additional health issues. These factors may result in several size differences in Huskimos based upon the size of each parent the breeder possesses.

It is most common for a breeder to offer first generation Huskimos (F1), however, there are several generations that you may come across in your search. An F1 individual is produced from crossbreeding a purebred Siberian Husky and a purebred American Eskimo Dog.An F1B Huskimo happens when an F1 is bred back to either a AED or a Husky.An F2 comes from two F1 Huskimos and an F3 comes from either an F1 crossed with an F2 or two F2s crossbred...and so on.

Huskimo Temperament

Being a pack oriented dog, the huskimo needs a family with a clear leader. Owners that do not show pack leadership skills to the huskimo will have a hard time getting the dog to obey their commands. Because of this, the huskimo is not recommended for first time dog owners.

Huskimos are very friendly and affectionate dogs that will welcome just about anyone. Because of this they are very easy to socialize and may not make the best guard or watch dogs.

Huskimo and Children

Huskimos are extremely tolerant of children and are good for kids of any age. With this in mind it is still best to monitor small children since they can easily be knocked over by an overexcited huskimo.

Huskimo and Other Pets

Huskimos do well with other pets (especially dogs) and shouldn't cause any issues.

Huskimo and Strangers

Strangers are generally welcomed by the huskimo, which makes the breed good for families with a lot of visitors. However, this also means the huskimo won't make a very good watch dog.

Huskimo Photos

Below are pictures of the Huskimo dog breed.

Huskimo Dog Breed

Huskimo Maintenance

The huskimo is a medium to high level maintenance dog (depending on the climate of your home). When in colder temperatures the huskimo's coat will need to be brushed weekly to keep it free of tangles and dead hair, but they will shed heavily in warmer temperatures.

As a high energy dog, you can expect your huskimo to need frequent exercise including daily walks and ample play time.

Grooming Requirements

The long dense coat of the huskimo will shed heavily in warmer temperatures and will require daily brushing to remove the dead hair and to prevent matting and tangles. In cooler temperatures the huskimo's coat is considered to be a low maintenance coat as the hair does not shed.

Because of this you can expect huskimos living in warmer climates to have higher grooming requirements than huskimos in cooler climates.

Exercise Requirements

Huskimos need moderate daily exercise. They will need daily walks in addition to a play session or two to meet their exercise requirements. Huskimos that don't meet their daily exercise requirements can become hyperactive and develop destructive tendencies.

Living Requirements

The huskimo's parent breeds are considered outdoor dogs and you can expect the huskimo to be the same. The huskimo does best in cooler temperatures. Depending on which parent breed the huskimo takes after, he/she may prefer to be inside with their owners or outside. This can make it difficult to determine whether the huskimo makes a good apartment dog or not.

Temperature Range

The huskimo has a long thick double coat made for survival in brutally cold temperatures. Unlike most dog breeds, the huskimo will be perfectly happy sitting outside in temperatures 20-30 degrees below freezing. Unfortunately, the huskimo's super warm coat makes it difficult for the breed to tolerate warmer temperatures. The dog can suffer from heat stroke in temperatures above 80 degrees and shouldn't be exercised in temperatures above 75 degrees fahrenheit. It is important that potential owners consider this before purchasing a huskimo because this breed will not be able to tolerate climates with hot temperatures. They do best in locations where the average temperature stays below 60 degrees fahrenheit.

Huskimo Health

As a hybrid dog the huskimo can be expected to be healthier than its purebred parents. However, since the breed is considered a new breed it's potential health issues are mostly unknown.

Huskimo Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Huskimo as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry