The offspring of the purebred Golden Retriever and the purebred Siberian Husky, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix, also known as the Goberian, is a medium-sized, active, intelligent, and friendly dog breed. Two dog breeds that are known for their intelligence and hunting skills, the Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky have been cross-bred to form a dog breed that has the weight pulling skills of one parent and the sighting of the other.
Great with children, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix is an incredibly friendly dog. Additionally, its energetic and active nature makes it the ideal candidate for training and teaching dog tricks. Like other mixed or designer breeds, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix takes inherits physical characteristics and personality traits from both of its parents.
A relatively new breed, the Goberian first made an appearance somewhere during the last decade. An uncommon and fairly difficult breed to find, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix doesn’t have any documented history that pertains to its origins. However, what we do know about the Goberian is that this mixed or designer breed came about as a result of the breeder wanting to a breed a dog with a stunning golden coat with another with gorgeous blue eyes.
The Goberian is a mix of the physical characteristics of both of its parents: The Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky. Since the Golden Retriever Husky Mix can take on any of the physical characteristics of any of its parents, there is no surefire way of knowing what an offspring of this cross-breed would look like. However, understanding the physical characteristics and personality traits of the Goberian’s parents is a good way to find out what to expect from the Golden Retriever Husky Mix in terms of appearance and behavior.
Knowing the Goberian’s Parents
As mentioned above, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix, also known as the Goberian, is the offspring of the purebred Golden Retriever and the purebred Siberian Husky. By knowing its parents, you can get a good idea of what to expect from the Golden Retriever Husky Mix in terms of appearance and behavior. We will start with the purebred Siberian Husky parent.
Boasting multiple colors and markings and a thick coat, the Siberian Husky is one of the most good-looking dog breeds out there. A dog with striking facial masks, the Siberian Husky has blue or multi-colored eyes and an athletic built. The Siberian Husky gets its name because of its Siberian wolf-like features.
The Siberian Husky is not scared of anything or anyone because it is an independent and fierce dog breed. However, this can make things challenging for first-time dog owners since they have to deal with a dog that likes its independence and can often be aggressive. On the upside, those who do get Siberian Husky home have a gorgeous pet to look at all day long.
Additionally, the independent nature of the Siberian Husky means that it does not need pampering or attention for most of the day, week, and month. However, owners have to work incredibly hard to train the Siberian Husky to be obedient and follow commands.
The Golden Retriever, the other parent of the Goberian, is among the most loved dog breeds in the U.S today. The primary reasons for this are its friendly demeanor and beautiful golden coat. An extremely friendly dog breed, the Golden Retriever loves retrieving games and it excel at them. The Golden Retriever also excels in many canine activities as it is an agile dog made for sports.
A mature dog breed with a playful personality, the Golden Retriever needs to be exercised daily. The dog breed is happiest when it is engaged in a game of fetch or allowed to jump around in the yard. A family dog, the Golden Retriever thrives when it is with its pack. Therefore, the Golden Retriever may not be a great pet for anyone who spend a lot of time away from their home.
The point of discussing the physical characteristics and personality traits of the Siberian Husky and the Golden Retriever was to let you know what you can expect from the Golden Retriever Husky Mix in terms of appearance and behavior. This is because the Goberian can take on any of the physical characteristics or personality traits of any of its parents, which is something we mentioned earlier as well.
Now that we have discussed the parents of the Golden Retriever Husky Mix, it is time to look at the Goberian breed itself including its appearance, personality, health, grooming, and training & exercise needs.
The Appearance of the Golden Retriever Husky Mix
If we talk about the size of the Goberian, then this dog breed has an average weight of 55 to 65 pounds for make and 45 to 55 for females. On the other hand, the average height, regardless of gender, is between 20 and 24 inches.
When it comes to the appearance of the Golden Retriever Husky Mix, there is no way to know how a Goberian would look. This is because the appearance of the Golden Retriever Husky Mix varies from dog to dog. However, one thing that is almost certain about the looks of the Goberian is that it will have a lot of fur.
The color of this mixed breed, on the other hand, will vary greatly. White, black, brown, gold, or something in between—your Golden Retriever Husky Mix could have a color that is any of these. The color of the individual Goberian will depend on its parents and own DNA.
However, you can expect your Golden Retriever Husky Mix to have dark black nose and a large snout. Additionally, it will have ears that could either be pointy, erect ears of the Siberian Husky or the downturned and floppy ears of the Golden Retriever. In short, like with any other mixed or designer breed, there are no guarantees of the appearance that an individual Golden Retriever Husky Mix would have.
Personality of the Golden Retriever Husky Mix
If you’re looking for a social dog, then the Golden Retriever Husky Mix is a great option to have. This is because the Goberian loves attention and being around people. Additionally, it is bold and confident in nature. If you teach the Golden Retriever Husky Mix to be social from an early age, then it can be a great dog to have around your friends and family.
Additionally, the Goberian is extremely friendly with kids and has a playful personality. However, this dog breed can get irritated easily, so it would be good to keep a watchful eye on your Golden Retriever Husky Mix when it is around kids.
Nature-wise, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix is an over-protective and dominant dog breed. However, this does not mean that they are suitable as a guard dog. An extremely affectionate dog breed, the Goberian will shower you with love if you let it to do that.
In addition to the above, you need a dedicate a lot of time and energy to meet the training and energy requirements of your Golden Retriever Husky Mix. An extremely active and playful dog, the Goberian is always looking for action so you should be always prepared to provide your dog with exercise and activity.
One final thing about the Goberian’s personality that you must know about is that it can become destructive if it isn’t appropriately trained or given the required mental stimulation. Another way to avoid behavioral issues in your Golden Retriever Husky Mix is by forming a strong bond with it.
Health and Grooming
Overall, the Goberian is a healthy and active dog breed. However, there are a few health risks to be concerned about including eye conditions, retinal atrophy, pigmentary uveitis, uveodermatologic syndrome, hip and elbow dysplasia, and certain heart diseases. The lifespan of the Goberian can be anywhere between 10 and 14 years.
A solid grooming regime is needed to keep your Golden Retriever Husky Mix looking good. What does the grooming regime of the Goberian include? It includes trimming nails, cleaning ears, brushing teeth, and giving your dog regular brushes and baths.
Training and Exercise Needs
When it comes to training and exercise needs, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix is not too different from its parents. Like its parents, the Goberian needs to be exercised at least once or twice in a day. You can ensure a happy and healthy dog only by exercising your Golden Retriever Husky Mix regularly.
The Goberian has a habit of escaping. So, if you’re taking your dog out for a walk, it would be a good idea to keep it on a leash. In addition to regularly exercising your Goberian, you also need to train it to listen to you. This is because the Golden Retriever Husky Mix may have the stubborn nature of its Siberian Husky parent. Spending time training your Golden Retriever Husky Mix and teaching it obedience will serve you well in the long-term.
Our Final Thoughts
If you’re looking for a friendly, energetic, and independent dog, then you won’t many breeds better than the Golden Retriever Husky Mix, more commonly known as the Goberian.