The Golden Retriever Husky Mix: Everything There Is To Know
Have you ever heard of a Goberian dog before?
Believe it or not, this cute nickname is how you might hear some people refer to the Golden Retriever Husky mix, a uniquely adorable mix breed dog that you might want to consider adopting as your next pet.
It’s not easy to know what this kind of mixed dog will be like, so I’ve done the research you need about the Goberian. From what they will eat to what they look like, everything you need to know is found below. Let’s get to it!
Common Characteristics of a Golden Retriever Husky Mix
Before we get into the details about these dogs, let’s talk about some common conceptions of what the Golden Retriever Husky mix might be light. Both the Siberian Husky and the Golden Retriever are known for being intelligent dogs, and their crossbred offspring can be just as smart.
These dogs are very loved by their owners, and these are just a few of the many ways they’ve been described:
- Very friendly
- Great with kids
- Great at sighting, pulling, and working when needed
- Active and energetic
- Very curious and ready to learn
Does that sound like the kind of dog that you will want to play with? If so, keep reading to learn more about the Golden Retriever Husky mix, and everything that you should know about this dog.
The only way to fully learn about a cross breed dog is to learn about their parents, so the origin story for the Goberian is all about the Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky!
The Golden Retriever originated in the UK. People there were hoping to find a breed that was medium in size but also great at hunting in all different types of environments. The first written record of the Golden Retriever was around 1850, and they have been a popular breed ever since then!
The Siberian Husky is another dog with a long and interesting history. In fact, the Siberian Husky has probably been around for more than 2,000 years! That’s a very long time, and these dogs have been helping nomadic Indian tribes for that entire time. During the 20th century, the Siberian Husky made its move to North America, and it was officially recognized in 1930.
When you put the two breeds together, you get an energetic, hard working dog that will always be looking to play with and please their owner. What doesn’t sound great about that?
Size & Appearance
It’s important to have an understanding of a dog’s possible size and appearance before you adopt them so that you know how to take care of their coat and know how much time you should expect to spend on washing them.
Both the Golden Retriever and the Husky are similar in size. They can be considered medium sized dogs, so it makes sense that their offspring would also have a similar look to them.
Most Goberians will stand between 20 and 24 inches from the ground, and they will weigh between 35 and 80 pounds. There will be a difference between males and females, with females being slightly smaller in size than the males of the same genetic line.
The Goberian will look a bit like both of its parents, with the exact appearance depending on the percentage of different breeds in them. This means that they might look more like a Golden Retriever or more like a Husky; it simply depends on their genetic makeup!
You can expect the overall appearance of your Husky Golden Retriever mix to be very narrow. They will have a narrow body and a narrow muzzle that more closely resembles a Golden Retriever than a Husky. This is not a guarantee, but it is very common for this mixed breed to come out looking this way.
The coat of a Goberian is nearly guaranteed to be long in length because of the parents both having similar coat types. In terms of texture, however, the coat could be straight or it could be wavy. In most cases, the Golden Retriever Husky mix will have a dense coat that might make them warm in the summer.
The coat can be a number of different colors:
- Black and Brown
- Black and Grey
Most Goberians have a soft inner coat and a thick outer coat as well. Thankfully, this means they rarely shed, but you should check out the Grooming Requirements below for a full understanding of what you will need to do for your dog.
Regular grooming is important for all dogs. When you take care of their coat and skin, it helps them live a healthier life. Plus, they’ll smell better and shed less, so your life will be better, too! When you groom your dog, make sure to also check them for any abnormalities that may be sign of developing health conditions.
When you own a Goberian, you should make sure to brush their coat at least two times per week, and you should brush it even more while they are shedding! When dog’s shed, brushing them helps the process move along more quickly.
Brushing your dog’s coat twice a week will also help loosen and remove any dirt, ticks, fleas, or other problems that may be lurking there. Your dog may be spending a lot of time outside, and that means that they may be getting quite dirty! Regular brushing will help combat this.
If you’re going to get a Goberian, you need to be considerate of how much space your dog needs to be able to exercise their bodies properly. This breed of dog tends to be very active and independent, but they have a lot of curiosity. This means that they might get restless if they’re locked up in an apartment alone all day.
This breed is best suited to yards that have a lot of space for them to play in. A large backyard is important so that they can run and play all day long. This will allow them to exercise their muscles and their brains while they play, play, play! These dogs are not good for apartment life.
Additionally, you might want to consider how warm it is where you live before you decide to get a Goberian. This mixed breed has a very dense fur coat. When it is too warm, they might even overheat or get heat stroke. Colder and more cool temperatures are much better for this dog, so make sure you are mindful of the temperature.
As mentioned, this is a highly active and energetic dog. That means that they need to be exercised! If you don’t have the time to exercise this breed of dog, you should not get one because they will need exercise to be happy, healthy, and well-behaved.
The best way to do this is to take them for a long walk every day. They love to exercise and may even enjoy to run or jog with you if you also enjoy exercising! The Goberian is a great fitness partner.
If you do not exercise the Golden Retriever Husky mix, they may start to cause a bit of destruction around the home. This could include chewing, barking, and more. With exercise, you’ll alleviate many of these problems!
A medium to large sized dog like the Goberian will do best if they are fed about 3 or 4 cups of high-quality dog food a day, depending on what food you choose. I recommend dividing this into two meals (one in the morning and one at night) so that their nutrition is properly balanced.
Because the Golden Retriever Husky mix is such an active dog, their food should be properly balanced with how much activity they do. Dry food is a good choice because it will help clean their gums and teeth, too.
Look for a food that is grain-free and high in high-quality protein. This will help your dog get the most out of their food every day without breaking down their system.
Many people worry that this mixed breed will be too hard to train and not very good with kids. I’m not sure where this popular belief comes from, but this breed is actually very friendly with kids! They can be stubborn, but they’re eager to please you which makes for a great dog.
The best way to assess the personality of your dog is to find out what its parents were like. While temperament isn’t fully decided by genetics, it can affect how your dog behaves.
It’s also important to know that this dog is very, very affectionate. They may even attach themselves to one member of the family more than others due to the pack mentality that the Goberian sometimes has. This is not a bad thing, and it does not mean that they love other member of the family less. It just means this member makes them feel more safe.
When you train a dog like the Goberian well, it will follow you very obediently. But that can be difficult. While they are quick learners, they are also very stubborn at first. This is why you need to start training a dog when they are young, giving them time to adjust to obedient behavior.
This mixed breed dog is likely to be difficult to train, so you should be mentally prepared for what it takes to train a dog before you adopt. You will have to exert your leadership. Continually motivate your dog using treats and toys, but make sure that you use a firm hand to keep them in line.
Remember: Train your dog from a young age and make sure to properly socialize them with other pets so that they will always be well-behaved.
Children & Other Animals
This is a great dog with children, though you should always supervise the two when they are playing together. With the right training and socialization, you will find that the Goberian is very affectionate towards children and will even look out for them while they are playing.
Your Golden Retriever Husky mix may even be friendly towards other dogs if they have been properly socialized with other pets from a young age. If you raised the dogs together, it would be much easier to get them to get along, but spending time together can be enough to form a strong bond between pets.
Common Health Issues
Every type of dog has health issues that they may be more prone to developing. For the Goberian, there are a few particular health issues that you should be watching out for:
- Joint dysplasia
- Hip dysplasia
- Eye problems
- Stomach problems
All of these issues can be monitored and treated, so you should make sure that you are taking your pet to the vet regularly to ensure that they are still healthy. You should also pay attention to how they are walking, feeling, and eating so that you always have a good understanding of how your dog is feeling.
Ready To Adopt A Goberian?
Have you learned enough about the Golden Retriever Husky Mix to be ready to adopt one of your own? If so, I’m so excited for you!
This fun mixed breed takes a lot of attention, exercise, and food to live the best life they can, but they will enhance your life greatly. Don’t hesitate any longer if you think the dog is right for you and your lifestyle. The Goberian will bring joy to your daily life!