The Goberian is a new type of mixed breed dog that is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Siberian Husky. Although the American Kennel Club does not currently recognize this new breed, the Goberian is becoming more popular because of the wonderful combination of Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky traits. These dogs are friendly, affectionate, and loyal, and they thrive on human companionship. In fact, if they are socialized well when they are puppies, they may prove to be good with other pets and young children. If you’re considering a Goberian puppy as your next pet, here’s a closer look at this breed, its appearance, temperament, grooming needs, health issues, and more helpful information.
Appearance and Size
Goberians are a medium-size dog that generally ranges between 35-90 pounds in weight and between 20-24 inches in height. These dogs often vary in appearance. In some cases, they may look like a Golden Retriever, while in other cases, they may have more Siberian Husky traits. They often have the blue eyes of a Siberian Husky and they generally have a double coat with a soft, dense inner coat and a long, straight outer coat. A Goberian may come in many different colors, but some of the most common colors seen in this hybrid breed include Brown and White, Black and White, Light Golden, Salt and Pepper, Cream, and Black and Brown.
Temperament and Training
The combination of the Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky results in a dog that has the best temperament traits from each breed. While these dogs have the drive and energy of a Siberian Husky, they have the gentleness and the longing to please of a Golden Retriever. The Goberian is generally happy and affectionate in nature and loves being around humans. Although these dogs love being with their family, they often develop a particularly close bond with one person within the family. They enjoy being outdoors and being active, but they like to spend that active time with the company of family.
This hybrid is also very intelligent and alert, and they are generally very obedient. Since they are energetic and active, they need plenty of room to play and let out their energy. A Goberian is very alert and often suspicious of strangers, which makes this hybrid breed an excellent watchdog. In some cases, the Golden Retriever Siberian Husky mix dogs may have a tendency to roam – a trait that comes from the Siberian Husky. This means that owners need to secure dogs in a fenced area to ensure that the dogs don’t start roaming.
Since the Goberian likes to please and obey, it’s generally fairly easy to train these dogs. However, they do require daily, gentle obedience training. While they are very intelligent, they can be quite independent, so they need a confident, consistent trainer. Socializing these dogs early is also very important and will be instrumental in determining the dog’s behavior when he becomes an adult.
Grooming and Care
The Goberian does have a double coat, which requires brushing a couple times a week to eliminate dead hair and avoid matting. However, while the coat can be thick, the coat does not shed a lot so these dogs only require average maintenance, grooming, and care. Owners should also take the time to carefully clean the ears to prevent problems with ear infections. These dogs don’t need bathed often, so you can bathe a Goberian every 2-3 months or when the coat becomes dirty.
Potential Health Issues and Life Expectancy
A Goberian generally has a life expectancy that ranges between 10-15 years, although this may vary depending on each unique dog. Since the hybrid breed is very new, there’s currently no conclusive information on what health issues may be a problem for the breed. However, since Golden Retrievers are known to have problems with hip dysplasia, owners may want to have their Siberian Husky Golden Retriever mix checked for this health problem. Since these dogs need plenty of exercise, the breed may be prone to obesity if they don’t get enough exercise. However, with a good diet and plenty of exercise, it’s generally easy to prevent problems with obesity in Goberians. Generally, this breed requires about an hour of exercise daily, and without proper exercise, they may begin to engage in unwanted, destructive behavior.