Designer dogs or hybrids are extremely popular today, mainly because people are fascinated with mixing dog breeds with different physical traits and personalities. One of those breeds is popularly called the Goberian – a unique mix between Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever. Most of the people don’t even know that this breed exists and that is why we have decided to talk a bit more about these beautiful dogs. I will talk about the origins of the breed, temperament, physique, how easy it is to train them, and much more.
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Origin of the breed
The Goberian is a fairly young dog breed. Just like every other designer dog, this breed is not “pure.” What that means is that every Goberian will inherit characteristics from one or both parents and that is why it is sometimes hard to tell how will they look like. The origin of the breed is unknown, all we know that the breed made its appearance in the past decade. Because of that, it can be quite hard to find a Goberian since they are fairly unknown as a breed and thus rare.
Just like other hybrid dogs, a Goberian can look like one parent, or he can end up with physical traits of both parents. If you are thinking about expanding your family with this breed, it is recommended to wait until the puppies are born before picking them.
About The Golden Retriever
It is one of the most popular dogs in the United States. They can be found almost anywhere in the world, and they are usually a part of a big family. Their golden coat and friendly attitude make them one of the best choices for a family dog. As the name goes, it is great at retrieving tasks such as hunting, tracking, sniffing, and retrieving. To summarize, this breed is very energetic, friendly, agile, and tend to achieve great results in sports and other various activities for dogs.
A Golden Retriever will be happy as long as he has a family. He needs to be a part of the pack. Also, since this breed is energetic, you will need to spend some time every day with your dog and play games such as fetch or any other activity that requires running.
About The Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky is one of those dog breeds that don’t require any kind of special introduction. Almost everyone knows about this breed, mainly because of their distinctive coat color. This breed is also friendly and athletic, but they also have some other personality traits we won’t find when looking at Golden Retriever. First of all, Siberian Husky is independent and fierce. They don’t show fear, and they can often challenge their owner’s authority. Because of that, first-time dog owners might have a hard time dealing with this breed. Even though they are hard to train, this breed won’t demand constant attention and recognition.
Its size can vary between medium to large, and they can weigh anywhere between 35 to 80 pounds. Since both parent breeds can grow up to be large, it is no surprise that Goberians can reach heights of up to 24 inches. This hybrid mix has a narrow muzzle and rounded head with floppy ears. Since traits of both parents can be inherited, some Goberians will have piercing blue eyes such as Husky, while others may have warm brown eyes. The tail and the legs usually look like those of a husky while the body is usually similar to those of a Golden Retriever. Their coat can be golden, gray, white, black, brown, and cream and it has two layers; it is dense on the inside and light on the outside.
Even though a Golden Retriever Husky Mix is a fast learner, they can be stubborn. This breed can have a problem with people bossing them around and telling them what to do. The best thing you can do is to start with training while your Goberian is still a puppy. First training sessions should be short and fun for your dog. This can be achieved with treats and toys. On the other hand, this breed can be stubborn, and they can be challenging when it comes to training. If you never had a dog, then this breed might not be the perfect choice for you. Most important thing is to keep your Goberian motivated and that you don’t allow him to test your dominance.
Goberian is a social dog breed. They are tolerant just like the Golden Retriever, and they love being in a company of people. Also, they are in a constant state of alert which makes them a great watch dogs. They are friendly to other pets, children, and they are known for their independence and intelligence. This dog will usually pick one member of the family as their favorite.
Because they are protective and loyal, they can be suspicious of every person they haven’t met. But don’t worry, the mix is not an aggressive breed. If you train your Goberian properly, he’ll be able to tell the difference between a threat and a random stranger. Probably the most important thing to know about this hybrid is that they are active and that they are known to wander away when presented with a chance. They should be watched closely when outside and especially during the walks.
Activity level and exercise
As we have already said, this mix is a highly active breed. You will have to spend your time with your dog to satisfy his exercise requirements. The best way to keep a Goberian happy, healthy, and well-behaved is to take him on long walks regularly. This dog breed is perfect for those people who themselves enjoy hiking, jogging, and spending their time outdoors. If you don’t satisfy the exercise requirements of your dog, it can lead to unwanted behavior such as destruction, barking, and chewing. To put it simply; this dog needs open space. If you live in an apartment, then this breed is not for you.
Unlike many other designer dog breeds, it is generally healthy breed. They can be affected by a couple of health conditions such as allergies, cancer, joint dysplasia, bloat, and eye problems.
If you are looking for an intelligent and energetic dog breed that can fit perfect in the family, the Goberian is what you are looking for. If you don’t mind spending time with your dog, playing, training, and exercising then this is the perfect dog for you. On the other hand, if you have never had a dog before or if you live in an apartment this breed is not for you. They need open space, and they need someone who can show them who is the leader of the pack.