Have you heard the name Goberian and wondered what it is? Well, I can tell you it’s a hybrid or crossbreed between the Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky, and what a fascinating mix. Golden Retrievers and Siberian Huskies are both tremendously beautiful dogs, put them together, and you have something extraordinary, don’t you think?
Both dogs have a few things in common, but equally, they are pretty different from each other, not least in the looks department; you aren’t going to mistake either one. You would expect a mix of two of the most striking dogs worldwide to be something special, and you aren’t going to be disappointed. The resulting hybrid dog is one indeed to behold for sheer beauty.
For every person who loves the idea of hybrids, there’s at least one other who is entirely against the whole picture. Well, there’s no pleasing everyone. I’m guessing this article will only be of interest to people who love hybrid dogs, and that’s good enough.
The main reason breeders create hybrid dogs is so the hybrid inherits both parents’ best traits. No guarantees that will happen, but if the breeder is professional and has the dog’s best interests at heart, it should result in good quality puppies.
Let’s take a closer look at the Goberian and see what kind of a dog he’s going to turn out like. Will he look like his Husky parent or his Golden parent? That’s one of the beautiful things about hybrids; you just never know.
The Goberian At A Glance
Personality: intelligent, friendly, devoted, loyal, affectionate, mischievous, and outgoing.
Lifespan: 10 to 14 years
Size And Weight:
- 55 to 65 pounds and up to 24 inches in height (males)
- 45 to 55 pounds and up to 24 inches in height (females)
Goberian Siberian Husky Golden Retriever Mix – Quick Facts
Siberian Husky Parent
- The Siberian Husky was originally from Siberia, Russia, and lived and worked with the local Chukchi people.
- The locals thought very highly of the dog as a sled and camp guard dog, but there are stories of the dog sleeping in the same tents as the locals, which means they must have treated the dog as a companion.
- Siberian Huskies belong to the Spitz dog family.
- Dog fanciers took Huskies to Alaska in 1908, where they became hugely popular sled dogs and became highly prized for their sled-dog racing skills.
- Huskies grow to between 20 and 24 inches, and their weight can go up to 60 pounds.
- The Siberian Husky is known for its habit of howling rather than barking. So if you have neighbors close by, you might need to consider this if you’re thinking of adopting a Husky.
- A Husky has two coats and is much thicker than almost any other dog. The undercoat consists of dense but fine hairs, whereas the topcoat is thick and straight. A coat like this would have been invaluable in the bleak climate with temperatures going as low as -60 degrees Centigrade.
- The Siberian Husky ranks at number 14 out of 197 most popular dogs in the United States.
Golden Retriever Parent
- Golden Retrievers originally came from Scotland during the middle of the 19th century.
- Scottish nobility participated in wildfowl hunting and wanted a dog capable of retrieving game from water and land. At the time, no such dog existed, so they set about breeding one.
- In Scotland, breeders from Glen Affric began crossing water spaniels with retrieving dogs, and the result was the Golden Retriever.
- Some believe that the Russian Tracker or Retriever dog was one they bred with, and if you look at old pictures of this dog, they look remarkably like the Golden Retriever.
- Golden Retrievers are renowned for their performances in the obedience and agility show rings.
- When the AKC set up the Obedience Championship, the first three winners were all Golden Retrievers.
- Because of their intelligence and trainability, Golden Retrievers are often used as search and rescue, guide dogs for the blind, and as drug and explosive sniffer dogs.
- The UK Kennel Club registered Golden Retrievers in 1903, not as Golden Retrievers but as Flat Coats – Golden. But by 1911, they were known as the Retriever (Golden and Yellow).
- The AKC (American Kennel Club) first registered the Golden Retriever in 1925.
- Breed fanciers create their own club for the Golden Retriever in 1938.
- Golden Retrievers grow to between 23 and 24 inches and weigh between 65 and 75 pounds.
- Golden Retrievers have a double coat, with colors from golden to a very deep golden. The topcoat is water-resistant and is not straight; this coat sheds moderately all year. Their undercoats are very soft fur and insulate in winter but keep the dog cool in hot weather. The undercoat tends to shed twice a year.
- The Golden Retriever is now at number 3 of the most sought-after dogs in the United States of America.
While it can be challenging to predict the appearance and personality of any hybrid dog, it’s safe to say a Goberian will be outgoing, friendly, intelligent, and a delightful dog, thanks to the parent dogs both having all of these traits in abundance.
The Goberian might enjoy a little independence, but he will never lose his affection and loyalty to his family. Goberians are ideally suited to active owners; if you enjoy being in the countryside, on hikes, or exploring new areas, etc., you’ll thoroughly love the company of your Goberian, and he will be just as happy.
It is even better if you have children a little older who can take your Goberian on runs or outside for some playtime. Husky Golden Retriever mixes love children of any age, but older children can offer the exercise part of their relationship. Goberians make excellent watchdogs and bark to alert you of approaching strangers; they are not guard dogs; they are far too friendly with people for that occupation.
Training a Goberian is dependent on the characteristics he inherits from his parents. If he inherits the Golden Retriever’s features, then he will be much easier to train; on the other hand, if he inherits traits from his Husky parent, then training might be more problematic. Goldens love to please and typically are easy to train; Huskies tend to be more independent and stubborn.
Whichever characteristics he inherits, training and socialization should begin as soon as your Goberian puppy comes home. It’s crucial to introduce young dogs to as many different sights, sounds, and strange dogs and pets as you can. Socializing puppies like this help them overcome any anxiety problems they might have and also helps to build their confidence levels.
The absolute best way to train a Goberian puppy is positively. Plenty of praise and his favorite treats will work wonders. If you can tell straightaway your puppy has inherited Husky genes, then you might want to enroll him in obedience classes to help you instill basic rules in your puppy, so he grows to be an obedient and well-mannered dog.
Goberian Exercise Needs
Both parent dogs are medium-sized dogs and do require reasonable amounts of exercise. If you refer back to work they were bred for, both dogs needed plenty of stamina and high energy levels. To keep the Goberian happy and well-exercised, be prepared for at least one hour of vigorous exercise each day.
The typical Husky needs plenty of exercise, and if they don’t get enough, they can become bored and destructive. The Husky is also known as a dog that will attempt to escape if they’re overly bored. If your puppy is more Husky than Golden Retriever, then bear this in mind.
To exercise them thoroughly, you might try a retrieving game; this would satisfy the Golden’s needs, and if you bought a ball launcher, that would fulfill the Husky’s need for running.
Neither of these dogs is suited to apartment living, so a house with a sizable yard would be best, especially if you want the kids to help tire out the dog. One word of caution, Huskies are excellent at escaping; they’ll jump the fence if it’s not high enough or dig underneath it if they can.
Goberian As Family Pets
From what we’ve discussed so far, do you think the Goberian would be an excellent choice for you and your family? Let’s briefly summarize the Goberian’s personality traits.
- Goberians should be happy, out-going dogs that will adapt well to family life.
- The mix will have high-energy needs and require at the very least one hour every day of vigorous exercise.
- Goberians are amiable dogs, and while they make good watchdogs, they would be terrible guard dogs.
- The Golden Retriever Husky mix is a lovable and affectionate dog.
- If he inherits more of the Husky personality, he can be stubborn and independent.
- Goberians are incredibly affectionate and tolerant with children of all ages. They can be boisterous as young puppies, so be careful around toddlers.
- The Goberian is a moderate shedder and will shed more twice each year.
- They are not even remotely close to being hypoallergenic. If you have dog allergies, consider carefully if this dog is the right one for you.
- Goberians are far more suited to houses with a reasonable-sized backyard.