A Goberian is the breed name for a Golden Retriever Husky Mix.
So you’re looking for a breed that has a little more bite than the sweet Golden Retriever? Perhaps something with more thrill, like a Husky? Yet still a friendly and sociable dog?
A Goberian, with their purebred Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky parents, may be the perfect match. Two popular breeds have come together to produce a loveable, yet fierce, athletic canine.
This mix has a golden light tinted coat, with floppy ears, husky blue eyes and reaches nearly 24 inches in height. Our owner’s guide will take you through their personality, temperament and care requirements.
|Goberian Info & Summary|
|Breed Type||Mixes and more|
|Suitable For||Energetic Families|
|Size||Males are upto 24” in height and Females upto 22”|
|Weight||Males weigh between 45 and 80 pounds. Females weighs from 35 to 70 lbs|
|Lifespan||10 to 15 years|
|Color Variations||Golden with dark or light tinted fur|
|Temperament||Out-going, loyal, intelligent, confident, and extremely active|
|Daily Exercise||High – 60 minutes per day of walking and running mixed with playtime|
|Daily Food Consumption||Two to three cups of high quality dry kibble per day|
|Known Health Issues||Dysplasia and eye problems|
Goberian Dog Breed Overview
The goal of breeding the Golden Retriever with a Siberian Husky was to develop a highly intelligent, confident yet family-orientated dog.
This designer dog breed first started appearing in the early 2000s, and since then has increased in popularity.
The litter for this designer dog is between four to six, with a typical price tag for one between $250 and $1500 USD.
As this is a mixed breed, each puppy in a litter may have their very own distinct characteristics, appearance and temperament. One Golden Retriever Husky Mix Puppy may be golden with dark brown or hazel eyes while another may have those striking icy blue eyes which are an infamous favourite in all Husky lovers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Full Grown Size
The Golden Retriever Husky Mix is a medium to large size breed. Male and Female Goberians differ slightly in regards to their weight and height:
- A male can grow up to 80 pounds and will stand at 24 inches on average.
- In comparison, a female may reach around 70 pounds as an adult and will only stand a little shorter at 22 inches to the withers.
|Male||55 to 80 lbs||24 inches|
|Female||45 to 70 lbs||22 inches|
Rare, and maybe expensive, the price of a Golden Retriever Husky Mix may range from $250 to $1500 USD. Remember that this breed appeared as recently as the early 2000s, therefore Golden Retriever Husky Mix Breeders may be tricky to find so relax and take your time in searching for a good breeder. Alternatively you can explore Goberian Puppies for Adoption.
A Goberian typically lives for approximately 10 to 15 years. As long as you meet your pups exercise, dietary and health requirements then your pup will be thriving for many years.
Golden Retriever Husky Mix Personality and Behavior
|Ease of Care|
The Golden Retriever Husky mix is bound to be a social hit! This dog loves people and attention. Out-going, bold and confident. Three words to perfectly describe this breeds social tendencies.
Teach your pup the proper etiquette from a young age and they interact with your friends and family in a paws-itive manner! This breed is also good with children due to their active and playful personality. However, keep an eye on your pup with younger children as they may get irritated easily.
Typically, a Husky mix breed may be quite dominant and protective over their owners. However, they are an extremely friendly breed and are not suited for being a guard dog. They are an extremely loving breed who will shower you with affection if you let them.
It is essential that a lot of time and energy is provided so that their energy and training requirements are met. The Goberian is extremely active and playful and loves action so it is essential that you or members in your family are able to provide your pup with regular exercise.
A big backyard will do wonders for this dog breed. This mix is not suited for small apartment living and requires lots of space to burn energy and so that no destructive behaviour, such as chewing, occurs.
If not trained properly or given enough mental stimulation, this breed may become destructive and so it is essential that you create a positive bond with your dog in order to avoid such behavioural issues.
How to Care for a Goberian
How much does a Golden Retriever Husky eat?
Your Goberian will require a diet rich in high quality protein (around 20% of their diet should be protein) due to their active nature. On average, your pup should receive two and a half to three cups of high quality dry kibble per day.
It is recommended that you feed your Golden Retriever Husky mix a high quality kibble specialized for an active large breed. This will ensure that all of their nutrient requirements are met so they continue to be active, happy and thriving.
This breed requires approximately 1,500 calories per day which should be fed twice daily. However, this may vary in response to differences in size, height, activity and temperament.
Exercising a Golden Retriever Husky
Being inactive with this dog breed is not a good idea. If you’re interested in a Goberian Puppy, then prepare to get fit!
Thanks to their Husky parent, renowned for their sledding abilities, mixed with their Golden Retriever parent, known for… retrieving, this puppy will love any exercise; working is in their blood.
A nice run, or even walk, at least twice a day is preferable for this breed. Not only will exercise keep your pup fit but it will also decrease the chance of unwanted boredom which may lead to destructive behaviors in such an active breed.
At the very least, provide your mix with 60 minutes of exercise a day. Don’t forget to switch this up with walk time, run time, and of course play time.
Make sure you don’t over exercise this mix whilst they are maturing; until two years of age make sure you are following walking guidelines, so you, or your dog aren’t injured.
A Goberian is definitely suited to an active lifestyle and makes the perfect companion for any runner or hiker. If this doesn’t sound like you then definitely consider a more relaxed breed such as a Puggle.
Be sure to keep exercise consistent, but, be careful your pup doesn’t over heat! Try cooling them down with a refreshing treat after a long summer’s day walk.
Training this Dog
Beautiful yet slightly cheeky. Training is essential in this breed. Due to their mischievous Husky nature, make sure that you take your time in providing your Goberian with the correct training sessions.
The general rule of thumb for canine training is the ongoing use of positive reinforcement paired with your time and patience. This breed may be slightly stubborn so search for the correct training tips and don’t be afraid to ask for help from a professional dog trainer.
Socialization Requirements & Mental Stimulation
Socialization is critical for all dog breeds and should begin as soon as possible.
This provides your pup with positive interactions between new people, other dogs, and even other animals. There are many different ways which you can provide your pup with the necessary social requirements which it needs to successfully grow into a confident and out-going adult dog:
- Puppy Classes
- Trips to the Dog Park
The more your dog experiences new individuals, events, places and sounds the less prone to anxiety they may be. In terms of other animals, be sure to begin introductions at a young age. Start introductions slowly and keep sessions constant.
Socialization is key for the healthy mental stimulation of all dogs. Mental stimulation can be met in numerous ways, but, the best is playtime.
Playtime is great for your dog’s welbeing and mental health and is undoubtedly beneficial for creating the human-dog bond.
They are an active breed who loves loves loves running, remember their sled dog heritage, therefore, a running based game is perfect.
How to Play Fetch with your Dog:
- Purchase a dental friendly dog ball
- Throw the ball and say “fetch”
- Watch as your dog runs for the ball
- Hope and pray that your dog brings the ball back!
Fetch incorporates endurance running as well as bonding and concentration.
Learning fetch may take some time for your pup so don’t be surprised if they don’t bring the ball back straight away but don’t worry, they will learn fast.
Known Health Problems
Genetic predisposition is defined as the increase in likelihood of a certain characteristic (in the Golden Retriever Husky case, disease) due to genetics.
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a genetic predisposition, which is found in the purebred Golden Retriever and Husky breeds, therefore leaving this mix susceptible to a disease which prevents the proper formation of the hip joints. This may cause lameness and extreme pain.
The Husky is prone to eye problems such as the formation of cataracts. Cataracts are a “clouding of the eyes lens” and therefore may lead to vision deterioration over time. This may leave your pup seeming confused and disorientated.
Regular Veterinarian visits are essential so that no health issue goes undiagnosed and can be caught early, so as to not affect the quality of your pup’s life.
Goberian Appearance and Grooming
The Golden Retriever Husky Mix is a very striking dog breed. They have a double coat (like their parents) with a medium to long length fur. The coat is a strong golden color but has different shades of gold or even to dark and white tinted colors (resembling their Husky parent). The exact coat color will vary due to their mixed breed status.
Most of these puppies have soft and floppy ears, looking more like their retriever parent and less like the pointed ears of a Husky; the same is true for their fluffy tail.
The body of the Goberian is athletic and bold. They may weigh anywhere from 45 lbs to 80 lbs as a fully grown adult, and stand at around 22 to 24 inches in height making them a medium to large breed.
Contrary to popular belief, their double coat doesn’t shed nearly as much as their Husky parents coat. The Golden Retriever Husky mix isn’t high on the list of grooming requirements. Most of the care for this mixed breed is invested in their training and exercise requirements. However, basic grooming requirements, are needed in all dogs:
- Weekly Brushing and Grooming
- Weekly Teeth Cleaning
- Monthly Bathing
- Nail Clipping (as necessary)
Regular brushing of your designer mix will ensure that their medium to long length coat steers clear of unnecessary matting and dirt. Bathing and nail trimming on an as-needed basis.
In order to avoid unnecessary dental visits to the Veterinarian, dental care should also not be ignored. Teeth brushing is the best option for puppy dental care. However, this can be somewhat difficult if not introduced early, so perhaps opt for a doggy dental treat instead.
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Do you have your running shoes ready? Are you an active family or individual with a reasonable sized backyard?
If you’re in search of a loving dog, who can double as a running or hiking partner, and if you have the time and the effort to raise a high energy dog, then the Goberian is a dog you should consider. You might also want to learn about their sibling, the Shepsky a German Shepherd Husky Mix.