There are many super cute, extremely huggable dogs around, and the Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky take top scores for their adorable qualities. Combine these traits in a Golden Retriever Husky mix? That could definitely take the cake!
This breed tries to take the best of both Huskies and Goldens. But, frankly, breeders have not found the right combination of the two. Because they are so new, there is a lot of variability between dogs. Some will lean more towards Golden Retrievers. Others will lean more towards Siberian Huskies.
Because of this, you should seriously consider whether this mix is right for you before jumping in. Golden Retriever Husky mixes can be difficult dogs, especially for first-time owners.
In this article, we will take a look at these adorable pups. By the end, you will have a better understanding of whether they might be the dog for you. We'll cover their appearance, temperament, exercise needs, and much more.
What is a Golden Retriever Husky Mix?
A Husky Golden Retriever mix is a cross breed of Siberian Huskies and Golden Retrievers. They are more commonly known as "Goberians."
Goberians are an extremely new "breed." They are so new that they are not even recognized as their own breed by the American Kennel Club! Instead, the AKC classifies these dogs as hybrids.
Not much is known about the Goberian history. The line is less than 20 years old, first debuting in the early 21st century.
Because of this, it is hard to make concrete statements about this mixed dog. As time goes on and the breed will standardize things will change. For now, though, the temperament of the dog will largely depend on each individual puppy.
How Does a Goberian Compare to a Golden Retriever or a Husky?
Goberians can either be very similar or very different to their parent breeds. Ultimately, their characteristics will depend on the parent dogs and how much Golden or Husky DNA they have.
Size-wise, Goberians can be much smaller than a traditional Golden or Husky. They can weigh as little as 30 pounds or as much as 80 pounds. They will also stand anywhere from 20–24 inches tall.
The dog's coat can be another major difference. Goldens are well-known for their long, luxurious coats. The waves are what make them instantly recognizable by so many. Huskies also have a thick and recognizable coat, though their hair is much shorter.
The Goberian's coat, on the other hand, has not yet been standardized. Some dogs will look like straight-haired Goldens. Others will look like slightly fluffier Huskies. Their coloration can also be wild. They generally have coats of more than one color, but their markings can vary.
Regardless, you can expect a dog with a thick coat. Both parents are cold-weather dogs and the hybrid will reflect this.
Temperament will also depend largely on the parents of the puppy. Both Goldens and Huskies are well-known for being good-natured and playful. They are also active and striking in their appearance.
If your puppy is more of a Golden, then you can expect it to be easy to train and affectionate. Goldens also love to please people and will do anything to make their owners happy.
However, Goldens can also be needy and destructive. They hate being ignored for too long and might mope around the house if you don't give them enough attention. They are also not the best guard dogs because they easily make friends with strangers.
If your puppy leans more toward Husky, then you'll likely have an independent dog. Huskies are fine entertaining themselves for the most part. They are also known for being clean and odorless.
On the flip side, though, Huskies are notoriously tough to train. As pack animals, they will constantly push boundaries and test the limits of the leader. They are also escape artists that will quickly find a way out of any backyard.
Regardless of which way your Goberian leans though you can expect an active dog. It will need plenty of exercise every day to be happy. These dogs will be great jogging or hiking buddies.
Should I Get a Goberian Puppy?
If you're on the fence about a Goberian, there is a good reason to wait. The breed is not fully developed, and the dog you get will be entirely unique.
Training these dogs might present a completely new challenge. While Goldens are fairly easy to train, Huskies are the complete opposite. These two conflicting personalities can make training frustrating. You will have to learn whether your dog is more of a Husky or a Golden before you can train them properly.
The dog also needs a lot of exercise. The type of exercise will also vary on which way your puppy leans. Goldens love to swim and can play fetch for hours. Huskies, on the other hand, are used as sled dogs and can run for miles!
Your Goberian will fall somewhere between these two. You'll have to wait to find your dog to see which activity it is best suited for. No matter what, if you cannot devote at least 30 minutes of active time every day to your dog, this is not the breed for you.
Finally, Goberians have thick, fluffy coats. This makes them particularly ill-suited to warm climates.
That being said there are many positive to Goberians. They are fun and playful and loyal to their families. They also love affection no matter what.
These dogs are also absolutely beautiful. They might have the striking eyes of a Husky and the long, lavish hair of a Golden. They are especially cute as puppies and are guaranteed to stand out.
If you are looking for a breed that is friendly, social, active, and eager to please, look no further. The Goberian will bring plenty of love and excitement to your home. It will also play well with children and age with grace. You can expect to pay anywhere between $250 and $1,500 for your new friend.
However, if you are looking for a dog breed that is more consistent, you probably will not want a Goberian. The challenges that this dog presents are unique, to say the least, and it will be tough to raise. We also don't recommend this dog for first-time owners.
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The Goberian is a beautiful-looking dog, but it is not the right choice for everyone. You should think carefully before buying this dog.