Of course, there could have been natural mixes between the Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever for a long time, but it was not until recently, when these two breeds were intentionally crossbred together, with intention of creating a new dog breed. Ideally this mix should combine the big strength, energy and independence of Siberian Husky with intelligent, eager to please and docile temperament of Golden Retriever.
Both – Siberian Huskies and Golden Retrievers – are popular companion dogs for people who are looking for larger friendly, playful and affectionate breed. And the Goberian is no different. These dogs typically just love all the people, they typically have no problems with other dogs and with enough socialization they can live with other pets in the family as well. The Goberian is also excellent partner for older kids, but of course, the kid should be old enough to know how to treat dogs gently. These dogs just make excellent family companions, because majority of them just love human companionship.
It is important to say, that even though this is very friendly and affectionate companion dog, it is still not a dog for everyone. It is mostly due to their high energy level. The Goberian need an active owner who will take them on daily longer walks, jogs, hikes. Often times, these dogs also enjoy swimming and majority of them will love regular fun training sessions or to play different games with its owner, such as fetch or hide and seek. It is very important to satisfy your Goberians physical and mental exercise needs, otherwise they can develop unwanted behaviour such as digging or chewing.
The appearance of hybrid dogs is always kind of a lottery. Of course, that the Goberian should have similar appearance as its parent breeds, but its impossible to say, if he will look more like a Siberian Husky or like a Golden. Very often, the Goberian has rounded head, long muzzle, ears that hangs down, but they can also be erect and pretty athletic body. Very often these dogs also have the Husky like bushy tail and they can show heterochromia, which means, that they can have each eye in different color, one eye is typically in blue color and the other in brown color.
Since both – Husky and Golden Retriever – have kind of similar height and weight, the size of Goberian is one think that can be at least somehow predictable. On average, the height of Goberian is between 22-24 inch, which is 55-60 cm and weight is usually between 55-77 lbs, which is 25-35 kg.
6) Coat and color
The coat of individual Goberians can also vary quite a lot. The coat should always be pretty dense and it should protect the dog from bad weather and chilly waters and the coat is ideal for cold climate. Sometimes the coat is pretty straight, but it can also be slightly wavy. The Goberian's coat commonly comes in colors including white, black, gray, brown, and cream, and the coat is usually a mix of two or even more colors.
Speaking of the coat, great fact about Goberians is, that it is low maintenance dog, when it comes to grooming. It is true that they do shed, especially if they inherit Husky like coat and it is recommended to brush them regularly, even daily if needed, to remove dead and loose hair and minimize the shedding. But other than that, these dogs do not need any grooming and they will keep their coat in great condition. Of course, just like with all dogs, you should regularly check their eyes, ears, nails and teeth and clip them or clean them if needed.
8) Vocal dogs
Especially the Husky is very vocal breeds known for howling, but even the Golden Retriever likes to bark from time to time. So its no wonder, that Goberians are typically also quite vocal dogs, that will make different sounds to alert you on something, get your attention or just to greet your or other dogs.
9) Designer dog breed
Sometimes, the Goberian is called as a designer dog breed, which basicly means the same thing as a crossbreed, but it just sounds fancier. Unlike the mutt, whose origin is uncertain, the designer dog breed or crossbreed is always a descendant of two known purebred dog breeds, in this case, as you already know, the Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever.
There are some studies suggesting, that crossbreeds tend to be healthies than purebred dogs. The main argument for this is the larger gene pool provided by two different breeds. Even if this may be true, the Goberian is still prone to the same health issues as its parent breeds, which includes hip and elbow dysplasia and other joint problems, bloating, epilepsy, heart and eye problems. The average lifespan is between 11-14 years.