What happens when you take two of the most popular dogs, who look nothing alike and have completely different personalities and marry them together?
Well, you get the Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky mix — otherwise known as the Goberian.
The Goberian is truly one of the most-fascinating ideas cooked up by those who specialize in designer breeding.
This is the practice of taking two exceptional purebred dogs from different breeds and breeding them together.
With an outgoing personality, stunning appearance, and friendliness for days, the Goberian is quickly turning heads.
But, because the Goberian is such a new, complex, and truly unique breed, it’s key to go over what to expect them to be like as puppies and definitely as adults. As well, it’s a smart idea to learn about the two dog breeds who blended their genes to create such a fascinating dog. So how about we learn all that and more!
Goberian Breed Characteristics
|Other Names||Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky Mix|
|Breed||Mixed or Designer Breed|
|Height||20-24 inches at shoulder|
|Weight||55 to 75 lbs|
|Coat Colors||Yellow, Grey, Tan, Black, Golden, Red, Marbled, and White|
|Grooming Needs||Medium to High|
|Exercise Needs||Medium to High|
|Training Needs||Easy to moderate|
|Suitable For Apartments?||Larger Ones / Townhomes|
|Suitable For Families?||Yes|
|Suitable For Singles?||Maybe (Doesn’t do best when left alone for long periods of time)|
Highlights And Facts
Fact #1 – The Goberian is a designer or mixed breed and is not officially recognized by organizations like the AKC. However, it’s not uncommon for a Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky Mix to have parents who are show-quality or of exceptional stock with certification.
Fact #2 – The Goberian double coat can be either wavy, straight, or both, and depending on how much they inherited from their Husky side, warm weather can be hard on these dogs.
Fact #3 – The Goberian is best suited for families due to their need for socialization, friendly-demeanor, and high exercise demands.
Fact #4 – The Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever have quite a big contrast in personalities and drive. This makes the Goberian’s personality a guessing game. Fun for some, but a nightmare for others.
Goberian’s History And Origins
History? What history? The Goberian has little to none since they are such a new designer breed. However, the Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky both have a wealth of history.
As well, when people are asked to think of dog breeds similar to one another, the Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever are not often put together. They look and act quite differently, And while both are intelligent and high energy, they express it in different ways.
The Siberian Husky is one of the most notorious dog breeds in the world for a long list of reasons. First, is their appearance.
It’s simply stunning in every way; from their piercing blue eyes to their overall mystical wolf-like appearance. Nimble, sleek, but sturdy and incredibly powerful, the Siberian Husky loves being mischievous, but is simultaneously eager to pull heavy sleds through miles of snow.
They are not the dog for most people, but for the ones they are, there is truly no other dog like them. When you have the space and athleticism to keep up with a dog that doesn’t always act like a dog — giving it one kooky personality — having a Siberian Husky by your side is the dream.
Friendly, ready to please, and always by your side, you can’t go wrong with the Golden Retriever. Where a breed like the Siberian Husky is a great fit for only a minority of people, the Golden is a good fit for the majority.
Easy to train and always ready to social it up, the Golden Retriever is an exceptional fit for a range of households.
Dean Koontz once had this to say about the Golden Retriever:
“Golden retrievers are not bred to be guard dogs, and considering the size of their hearts and their irrepressible joy in life, they are less likely to bite than to bark, less likely to bark than to lick a hand in greeting. In spite of their size, they think they are lap dogs, and in spite of being dogs, they think they are also human, and nearly every human they meet is judged to have the potential to be a boon companion who might, at many moment, cry, “Let’s go!” and lead them on a great adventure.”
Energetic, intelligent, and a whole lot of personality best sums up the Goberian puppy. If you created a scale from the laziest dog to the most athletic, Goberian puppies would go flying off the scale in the high-energy apartment.
Because the Siberian Husky and The Golden Retriever have such contrasting appearance — especially with the coat markings — no two Goberian puppies really ever look alike.
Some are golden, others are black, then there are grey, brown, red, and white ones. Sometimes the pups will only have one color in their coat like the all-white Goberian. Other times their coat may display every color under the Goberian sun.
The Goberian is a combination of two dog breeds that require a lot of human and social interaction. When deprived of others, they become bored quickly, allowing their anxiety to get the best of them.
This means they can be destructive. Their high intelligence plays into this issue even more. These are working dogs who need lots of physical and mental stimulation.
However, it is important to create time when the puppy is by themselves away from you and others. This helps prevent separation anxiety when they are adults. Speaking of such, what are these pups like when fully grown?
Goberian Full Grown
Sleek, powerful, and bold, the Goberian fully grown is a medium to large dog breed. Like the puppies, they are wickedly smart and have endless energy. Their final personality can be a lot of things thanks to the Siberian Husky’s stubborn, bold, and kooky demeanor blending with the Golden Retriever’s reliable, kind, and lover of everything personality.
The one thing for sure is you can bet that Goberians’ personalities are always big, out-going, and fun.
How Big Will A Golden Retriever Husky Mix Get
Both the Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever are classified as medium size breeds with the Golden Retriever weighing around 10-15 pounds heavier on average. This puts the average size of the Golden Retriever Husky Mix around 50-70lbs. Both the Golden and Husky typically stand between 20 and 24 inches tall, so the Goberian will as well.
The Goberian lives an average of 10 to 14 years. This is a wider range than usual for most dogs, and this is due to the Siberian Husky’s abnormally long lifespan. Unlike most other medium dog breeds that live between 10 to 12 years — like the Golden Retriever — the Siberian Husky has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years.
Out-going and friendly, the Golderian has smarts and energy for days. Potentially stubborn, but always loyal, they are a perfect fit for families, and those whose houses have a yard — preferably once that’s fenced.
The temperaments of the Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky are very different, but surprisingly they work well together. Whether that’s as two separate dogs in a house, or together as the Goberian. Their personality is a guessing game, so make sure you’re ok with both the Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever’s personality.
The Goberian is a fairly moderate eater that’s typical for their size and activity level. To keep your Goberian in great shape they should be getting a lot of exercise, so you want to make sure the diet you give them supports athletic dogs.
Both the Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky have a solid but rather slender appearance. As such, it’s expected the Goberian will be as well. These dogs can work up a big appetite, but often love eating more than they should, so make sure you’re always monitoring their waistline.
The Goberian is typically a healthy breed, but they are prone to a few health issues. First, is hip, elbow, and joint dysplasia, which are all commonly known to affect medium and large dog breeds at higher rates than small breeds.
Next are eye problems, which include diseases such as juvenile cataracts, corneal dystrophy, and progressive retinal atrophy. Siberian Huskies, in particular, are at a higher risk for these diseases than Retrievers are, but this has no correlation with the blue eye genetics found in the breed.
Coat and Grooming
Surprisingly despite their Siberian Husky genetics and thick double-coat, the Goberian isn’t known as a big shredder. There is no doubt that they will shed a moderate amount due to their double coat, so make sure you have a good vacuum. However, their grooming demands pale in comparison to the Siberian Husky.
The breed is fairly good at keeping themselves clean as well and will likely only need a bath once a month or so. Resist the urge to bath too frequently as excessive bathing can cause skin and coat issues.
Exercise And Training
If you’re not an active person, the Golden Retriever Husky mix is not the dog for you. Both the Retriever and Husky are energetic dogs that love to work. In fact, working helps keep the Siberian Husky out of trouble while helping the Golden keep their anxiety at bay.
It’s important to make sure to get in early socialization with people, other dogs, and other animals. “Early socialization [in dogs] and appropriate exposure to various people and situations at a young age decreases the odds of antisocial or fearfully aggressive behaviors as an adult,” says the American Animal Hospital Association.
Daily intense exercise is required, and this alongside their general hyper demeanor, makes them a poor candidate for living in an apartment. 1-2 hours of moderate to intense exercise a day is recommended, but this can be split up throughout the day with various tasks like hiking, running fetching, swimming, and agility games/training.
Thanks to both parent breeds’ high intelligence along with the Golden’s ready to please nature, the Goberian is typically an easier dog to train. However, Siberian Huskies are not easy to train dogs, and the Goberian can easily inherit this trait.
Again, like with work, this breed does exceptionally well with training because it keeps their minds busy, which they love. Training should start as early as possible with clicker and crate training methods the preferred choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much is a Goberian?
Price for Goberian puppies averages between $250 to $1500. The biggest challenge will be tracking down the puppies in the first place since they are so new to the scene. Unfortunately, this means it’s very difficult to find this mixed breed in rescues and shelters. But it is possible, so make sure to check as it’s a great route to go.
Are Goberians Easy to Train?
The Siberian Husky is one of the most difficult dogs to train while the Golden Retriever is probably the easiest. Fortunately, the Siberian Husky is only difficult to train because they have a lot of intelligence and energy they don’t know what to do with.
When you give them active training that’s fun and mentally stimulating, they are pretty easy to train. Plus, they learn so fast. They may still be stubborn and ignore your commands from time to time though.
All-and-all, most Goberians are easy to train.
Are Goberians Smart?
Stemming from two of the most intelligent dog breeds, who excel in a range of tasks, it’s safe to say Goberians are incredibly smart. In fact, the Goberian could easily sit in the top 10 smartest breeds around.
It’s important to remember that while having a smart dog is awesome for lots of reasons, if they aren’t getting regular mental stimulation, they will find their own. Often that can result in chewing, digging, chasing small animals, and other bad behavior.
Are Goberians Rare?
Depending on where you live, Goberians are a pretty rare breed, and multigenerational Goberians are even rarer. This breed is still in development and quite young, and It’s the big reason you see so many contrasting and wide-ranging traits.
What is a Golden Husky?
A Golden Husky is just another name for the Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever mix, otherwise known as the Goberian.
Are Golden Retrievers or Huskies better?
Neither breed is better than the other. However, they are very different dogs and will suit certain people better than others. The Golden Retriever is always by your side and ready to please. If you want a super best friend and second shadow — this time one in the shape of a dog — then the Golden is a great breed for you.
Looking for a more independent dog that breaks the mold with a kooky cat-like personality then looks nowhere else other than the Siberian Husky.
For most people, the Golden Retriever is the better fit as they are significantly easier to train and feel way more like a traditional dog. They are like the cute next-door neighbor. A little too conventional for some, but incredibly reliable.
Unlike the incredibly attractive and unpredictable bad boy/girl or the Siberian Husky. Man, those blue eyes and all the excitement are something, but they have the bad habit of literally constantly running off.
With the unique personality of the Siberian Husky and the classic personality of the Golden Retriever, the Goberian is sure to be one of the most talked-about dogs in the next decade.
Friendly, happy, fairly easy to train, and great with kids, they can be a perfect fit for many households. Their biggest negatives are all that energy. There is going to be a lot so be prepared!
We can’t wait to see more of these dogs, so if you happen to have a Goberian or know someone who does, and want to share, we’d love to know!
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