Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesSiberian Husky and
American Eskimo mix
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbred
GroupCompanion Dog
Bred ForFamily companion
SizeMedium to large-sized
Recognized ByNone
Life Span10-14 years
Ideal Weight40-60 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height21-24 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeMedium length, soft, dense
Common ColorsGray, Black, White, Black and White
AvailabilityModerately available
Suitable for ApartmentsNo
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToAmerican eskimo
Siberian Husly

Siberian Husky and American Eskimo is a beautiful breed. When these two beautiful dogs are crossed, you will get a Huskimo. It is a hybrid, so the appearance and the temperament it has is a mix of both parent breeds. It is a highly energetic dog that does best in a house with an active family.

It is a small-sized dog. The appearance of the Huskimo can be more of either Siberian Husky or American Eskimo. It will inherit the unique eyes of the Siberian Husky that gives it a different look. The ears will be either short or medium length and erect.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Huskimo depends on the characteristics it inherits from its parent breeds. They are a very active dog that needs regular exercise to keep themselves fit and occupied. As an alert dog, it keeps an eye on the environment and warns its owner if any unusual activities are seen. Therefore, it makes a great watchdog.

Behavior: The Huskimo is an active dog and if does not get enough activities, it will become destructive and even depressed. So, enroll them in agility training, take them on hiking to keep themselves healthy and happy.

Personality: The personality of the Huskimo is smart, playful, and loving. They are very affectionate towards their family members and thrives on their attention. It is a very smart dog, so training them is not a hard job to do. Start from basic and once they mastered the basic, enroll them in advance training.

Huskimo Puppies Playing.

Is Huskimo Child-Friendly?

The Huskimo is very great with kids and does well with them. They are tolerant of children but sometimes children play very rough which they might not tolerate.

So, proper supervision is necessary and also teach your dogs to behave around dogs and handle them gently. Although older children are best suited with Huskimo as they know how to behave around dogs and handle them.

Huskimo playing with a baby
Huskimo playing with a baby.
Image Source: Instagram-@itsmikaduhhhh


Huskimo is a very intelligent dog and are not difficult to train but needs a consistent owner who they can take as their leader. Train them with firmness, patience, and positive reinforcement. Reward them with treats and vocal praises as a source of motivation and encouragement. Never treat them harshly as it will only lead to their aggressive behavior. So, always be Gentle with them even if they make some minor mistakes.


  • Huskimo is believed to be bred in 1990, which is a little younger than most of the designer breed.
  • The origin of the Huskimo might be in the United States along with other designer breeds.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesObesity, Bloat, Glaucoma, Hypothyroidism,
Hip Dysplasia
Vaccination RequiredCanine Parvovirus, Rabies, Canine Coronavirus,
Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Distemper,
Kennel Cough, Leptospirosis
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingAverage Drooler
GroomingModerate Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialModerate Chance
Separation AnxietyModerate Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 23%
Fat: 10%

The Huskimo is generally a healthy breed with few genetic health conditions that it inherits from its parent breeds.

Hip Dysplasia: It is a condition that is caused due to the underdeveloped or dislocation of the hip joints. It is a painful condition that makes your dog difficult to move from one place to another. Therefore, it is necessary to check the health problem of the dog before buying it from the breeders.

Skin Infection: Skin infection is common in dogs and it can be seen due to some allergy like grass, weather, food, and other products. If there is any skin problem seen in your dog, immediately take it to a vet and start the treatment with the right kind of product.


The Huskimo comes in the combination of the following colors:

  • Gray
  • White
  • Red
  • Black
  • Copper
  • Brown
  • Sable


Huskimo Puppy sitting
Huskimo puppy sitting.
Image Source: Greenfield Puppies

Cost: The average cost of the Huskimo is between $800-$1800 depending on the quality of the breeders.


The average height if the Huskimo is between 21-40 inches and the average weight is between 40-60 pounds.

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