Siberian Huskies and Golden Retrievers are both well-known and loved dogs. They have a long history and a set of quirks that make them stand out from other dogs.
Huskies have done everything from participating in wars to saving children. Golden Retrievers haven’t led such exciting histories but make excellent therapy dogs and hunting dogs.
When you breed the two dogs together, you get something known as a Goberian. A Goberian is an amazingly caring dog. They aren’t good watchdogs but are very loving and make for terrific companions for children, other dogs, and adults alike.
Keep reading to learn more about the Goberian and the popular dogs that made it possible.
Golden Retriever, Goberian, and Siberian Husky Comparison Table
|Golden Retriever||Goberian||Siberian Husky|
|Height||21-24 inches||20-24 inches||20-23.5 inches|
|Weight||55-75 pounds||40-70 pounds||35-60 pounds|
|Life Expectancy||10-12 years||10-13 years||12-14 years|
|Colors||Dark Golden Golden Light Golden||Black and white Golden Blonde||Black and white Gray and white Red and white Sable and white white|
|Coat Type||Double coat with medium length||Thick double coat with medium length||Double coat with medium length|
|Affection levels||Very loving||Very loving||Very loving|
|Shedding Level||Higher shedding||Higher shedding||Higher shedding|
|Temperament||Pretty playful Average protectiveness||Very playful Average protectiveness||Very playful Not protective|
|Health Issues||Hip dysplasia Elbow dysplasia Juvenile cataracts Heart diseases Retinal atrophy Pigmentary uveitis||Eye diseases Hip dysplasia Elbow dysplasia||Eye diseases Hip dysplasia|
|Trainability||Eager to please, easy to train||Easy to train||Average trainability|
|Exercise||High amounts of exercise||Very high amounts of exercise||Very high amounts of exercise|
|Friendliness to People||Very open to strangers||Very open to strangers||Very open to strangers|
|Friendliness to Dogs||Very good with other dogs||Very good with other dogs||Very good with other dogs|
|Drooling Levels||Little to no drooling||Little to no drooling||Little to no drooling|
|Mental Stimulation||Average mental stimulation required||Higher mental stimulation required||Higher mental stimulation required|
|Barking Level||Little to no barking||Lots of barking||Lots of barking|
About Golden Retrievers
Golden Retrievers are the third most popular dogs, according to the American Kennel Club. Even when they change spots on the list, they rarely ever dip below the top 10 and have been on there for decades.
One of the reasons they are so popular is due in part thanks to their tendency to be young at heart much longer than other dogs and their charming appearance as they hold something in their mouths.
Whether it is a toy they love, a blanket, or even a stick, a Golden Retriever is pretty unique in its desire to pretty much carry something around, no matter where they go.
Not to mention the breed is famous for holding items tenderly. This is one of the reasons they make excellent birding dogs, as they can hold ducks in their mouths without damaging them, but even easily breakable items are safe in a Golden’s mouth.
They have a very traceable history. In 1864, a man known as Tweedmouth purchased a Yellow Retriever and bred it with a Tweed Water Spaniel.
It is thought that the Goldens we know and love in modern times are related to these two dogs and Tweedmouth’s breeding.
The Golden Retriever falls under sporting dogs, and it lives up to the category. They love to work hard, whether as hunting dogs or service dogs, and are even used in search and rescue missions. They do well having a task or being active.
They excel at a large group of sports as well, and especially enjoy hiking, swimming, and fetch.
About Siberian Huskies
Siberian Huskies have a long history. They were bred by the Chukchi people in the Siberian Peninsula. Their jobs were to pull sleds over long distances in teams.
They were so loved by the Chukchi people that in their beliefs, they thought that two Huskies guarded the gates to heaven to turn away anyone who had harmed dogs in their life.
They’ve stayed popular throughout history. In World War II, they were search-and-rescue dogs. Their job was to focus on finding crews from fallen planes. In teams, the Huskies would pull sleds to load up important materials and people.
Huskies are also well-known due to the two dogs Balto and Togo. They were two leaders of sledding teams that did the serum run across the state of Alaska in 1925 to save the lives of children during a Diphtheria outbreak.
Nowadays, they are more known for their energetic, amiable personalities. They enjoy talking, which makes them quirky dogs to own. However, they are also known as escape artists and need a strong, sturdy fence to stay contained inside their yards.
Being social pack dogs, they don’t make great guard dogs, as they are very friendly and loving, including with total strangers.
Of course, the biggest feature that draws people in is their eyes. Siberian Huskies can have brown eyes, blue eyes, multicolored eyes, or even have both eyes a different color (known as heterochromia)!
About The Goberian Dog Mix
Goberians are a mix of a Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky. They are often considered large dogs, but may occasionally be medium in size. They weigh anywhere between 40 and 70 pounds and stand 20 to 24 inches tall.
They can get a Husky’s blue eyes, although not every Goberian will have blue in their eyes.
Their coats tend to be on the medium-to-long side, are usually very dense, slightly wavy, and come in two layers.
Their fur can be blonde, white, or white and black. The majority of their form tends to look more like a Golden Retriever but may have the appearance of a Husky when it comes to the legs and tail.
What Is A Goberian’s Temperament?
A Goberian is often found to be friendly and loving. They enjoy all people and want to be part of a pack. They are very amicable dogs that do well with almost any other pet and member of the family, as long as they have a firm pack leader.
They may need to be watched around smaller animals, as they do have a pretty high prey drive. Anything that runs may get them excited, starting a high-speed chase after whatever caught their eye.
Do Goberians Need A Lot Of Grooming?
Despite often having a thick double coat, they don’t need a lot of grooming. A few brushings a week keep their fur healthy and prevent any tangles. They only need baths occasionally when they get dirty because they can be considered odorless thanks to the Husky parent’s genes.
They also need their ears cleaned weekly to get rid of any moisture and prevent infection.
Other than that, they can handle grooming much like any other dog, with frequent nail trimming and teeth brushing.
Because of their coats, they don’t do well in hotter temperatures. They enjoy playing around in ice and snow, and will often want to be outside on colder days.
Goberians make excellent family dogs and don’t mind having other dogs in the home. They are loving and want to be friends with everyone.
These are designer dogs and don’t have much in the way of a steady appearance or personality, but they are still phenomenal dogs to own.
No matter what kind of household you have, these dogs are great family pets. They can help you get the exercise you need, play with children outside, and keep your other pets company when you are gone.