Huskimo

Huskimo Breed

 
 

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Characteristics

Physical Characteristics:
Height: 21-24”
Weight: 40-60 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate – High
Colors:
The Huskimo is found in the following colors:

  • Black
  • Gray
  • Red
  • White
  • Yellow


Health & Longevity

Average Life Span: 11-15 years
The Huskimo is a hybrid breed of the Siberian Husky and the American Eskimo Dog. This hybrid breed does have a couple of major health concerns and some secondary concerns, but the breed itself is considered pretty hearty.

The biggest health problems to keep an eye on include eye problems, obesity, Legg-Calve-Perth’s Disease, and hip dysplasia. When it comes to diseases in your puppy, it is important that you look at both the parents to see what types of conditions your puppy may inherit.

Eye problems can appear in your Huskimo, and these eye problems can develop over time or can become apparent suddenly. For instance, eye infections can happen quickly and need to be treated with medication. On the other hand, cataracts can form and may slowly cause your puppy to lose his or her vision.

Obesity is common in this breed and can happen quickly if your puppy does not eat a highly nutritious brand of dog food and if your puppy does not get enough exercise. To prevent obesity, you should feed your puppy a healthy diet and work closely with your veterinarian to ensure that there are no underlying conditions that may be causing the obesity.

Legg-Calve-Perthe’s Disease in your Huskimo is a common condition that can occur, which is the degeneration of the head that resides on the femur bone. This condition will often result in inflammation of the joint and is painful.

Lastly, your Huskimo may experience hip dysplasia, which is characterized by one of two things. First, if the joint is deformed, it can cause the condition. Secondly, if the joint does not fit properly within the socket, then the cartilage that covers it is worn down and places too much pressure and force on the joint. Hip dysplasia can be painful and will usually cause problems when your dog tries to get up from a laying position or attempts to lay down from a standing position.

The Huskimo’s life expectancy is 11 to 15 years.

Temperament & Train-ability

The Huskimo is often described as a very expressive, entertaining, and affectionate dog. This breed loves to show affection to his or her owner and will strive to please him or her.

The Huskimo is considered to be a friendly dog and gets along with adults, kids, and other dogs. It is important to make sure that you do not leave your Huskimo alone in your home for a long time, as this breed can develop separation anxiety and often is destructive when left alone.

One interesting characteristic of the Huskimo is that while he or she does get along with everyone in the home, this breed is known to attach itself to one single person within the home and become a devoted companion to them.

The Huskimo does like to have a pack leader and needs someone who will remain consistent and firm when it comes to instruction. If given the chance, the Huskimo will take over as pack leader, and this can lead to behavioral problems and difficulty with training.

Your puppy will need to exercise and does best in a home that has a fenced in yard. While it is not required to have a fence, you will find that you need to take your puppy on walks twice per day for at least 30 minutes each time.

With enough mental and physical stimulation, your Huskimo will do well in your home and not become destructive.

This breed is not one of the easiest to train and does require someone with some experience. Your puppy needs to have a strong, dominant person in the pack leader role. You do want to make sure that you are not rough or stern when it comes to commands, as your puppy will not respond. You should be firm, consistent, and dedicated.

Grooming

The Huskimo does require some grooming, especially since he or she will shed quite a bit during the shedding seasons. It is important that you brush your Huskimo’s coat once per day to remove any loose hairs. You will need to brush him or her more often when it is shedding season.

You do not need to bathe your pup all of the time and should only do so when it is required. You do need to make sure that you clean your Huskimo’s ears once per week to prevent infection or a buildup of dirt and wax.

Lastly, your Huskimo’s nails will grow, and you need to make sure you keep them trimmed to avoid any issues such as splitting, breaking, or snagging. A trim once per month is usually enough, but you can determine how often it should be done, based on the rate of growth.

Diet

The Huskimo does require some grooming, especially since he or she will shed quite a bit during the shedding seasons. It is important that you brush your Huskimo’s coat once per day to remove any loose hairs. You will need to brush him or her more often when it is shedding season.

You do not need to bathe your pup all of the time and should only do so when it is required. You do need to make sure that you clean your Huskimo’s ears once per week to prevent infection or a buildup of dirt and wax.

Lastly, your Huskimo’s nails will grow, and you need to make sure you keep them trimmed to avoid any issues such as splitting, breaking, or snagging. A trim once per month is usually enough, but you can determine how often it should be done, based on the rate of growth.
 

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Cost

A Huskimo puppy will cost you anywhere between $500 and $2,000. The amount of the puppy is determined by each breeder and can vary.

In addition to the cost of your puppy, you should factor in costs for preventative care, food supplies, puppy supplies, any surgical procedures needed, and similar. You can estimate these costs at $1,000 to $2,000 annually.






Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking

Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.

Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Huskimo is a great family dog and is perfect with children and other pets. While not suited for apartment living, this breed does well in any home that has a yard or with someone who can walk him or her consistently. The Huskimo is not recommended for those who do not have handler experience because he or she can be difficult to train. This breed is ranked a 3.

 

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