Goberian - An Active Golden Husky Mix
The popularity of crossbred dogs is on the rise, and more and more future dog owners are looking into their options. Goberian is another one in the line of mixed dogs that are rapidly gaining popularity worldwide. If you are looking into this breed, you probably already know that it is a mix between a Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky.
There are many unknowns when it comes to crossbreeds. We can never be too sure about which traits the dog will inherit and how their character will turn out. However, it is safe to say that it will most likely end up being somewhere between the two parent breeds. We love all dogs, so we decided to take a closer look into the Goberian and see what we could find out about them.
Origin of the name
You might wonder where did the name Goberian come from, and you might be right to guess that it is a mix of the names of the parent breeds. The Go- part comes from Golden, and the -berian part comes from Siberian.
What kind of a pet is Goberian?
Goberians are active dogs that have the potential of becoming great pets. Most of these dogs are described as friendly, outgoing, and playful family dogs that will love to go on different adventures with their families. Both Goberian’s parent breeds have a working heritage, especially the Siberian Husky, which is known as an active sled dog.
This dog is not the best choice for people who prefer living a calm, peaceful life at home. Goberian will expect more, and they will probably develop behavioral problems if their physical needs are not met. Since it is a mixed breed, their exact characteristics are not written in stone, but here is how most dogs turn out.
Want to learn more about the Golden Retriever? Check out their full profile - Golden Retriever profile.
The Goberian is considered a relatively large dog that can reach a height of 20 - 24 inches, and most of them weigh between 45 - 90 pounds. Like with any crossbreed, their sizes might end up being somewhat different. The biggest downside of crossbreeding is you can never be sure about what characteristics a dog will have. Pureblooded dogs have a clear standard, and 99% of dogs are within that standard.
Goberians will end up with a thick, double coat that they inherit from both sides of the family tree. Both parent breeds are heavy shedders, so it natural to assume that the new crossbred puppy will be the same. These dogs can come in a wide range of colors, and all possible combinations usually end up with a delightful result. Most of these dogs end up being brown, cream, golden, black, white, or gray, and sometimes, they end up having a Husky pattern with different colors. One other cool thing about them is that their eyes can be brown or blue.
The temperament of every individual mixed dog can be quite different. When it comes to pureblooded dogs, most of them end up sharing their common breed traits. A mixed puppy can inherit more from one side, and their littermate will inherit more from the other, which means their temperaments can end up being quite different.
Pureblooded dogs usually have a clear standard that defines their physical and psychological characteristics, and most dogs share the same traits. There is a lack of that in crossbreeds. However, based on the available data, Goberians can be described as:
Here is another popular Golden Retriever mix - The Goldendoodle.
There is some good news regarding the Goberian’s character - it can be influenced by two things - training and socialization.
Training is a necessity for all dogs, no matter their size or activity level. Training will teach your dog to respect you and others; plus, it is not only for your benefit but also for their safety. There is an old expression among dog owners, “A tired dog is a happy dog,” and there is some truth in that. Active dog breeds need activity, and Goberian is precisely that. Training will also provide them with a clear set of rules they need to follow, and dogs love rules and routines.
Some dogs might be born with intolerance towards other dogs or people, but the rest 99.9 percent of them can be taught differently. You can socialize your dog and teach them to behave well around others. Socialization isn’t only focused on other pets or humans; it will also teach your dog how to adequately react in different situations.
You can read more about the Siberian Husky here - Siberian Husky profile.
What are the benefits of owning a Golden Husky?
Goberians are also known as Golden Huskies, a name we are more fond of than their original one. When it comes to picking this dog, there are many benefits future owners will get. These dogs can turn out to be very smart, and training them can end up being a pleasure.
They are also pretty active, so if you are the type of person that loves jogging, hiking, running, cycling, or any sort of activity, this Golden Husky mix will make an ideal partner. Most of these dogs are known for their excellent personality and friendliness, so you can look forward to meeting new dogs and their owners.
What are the downsides to owning the Golden Retriever Husky mix?
Like with any other breed or crossbreed, there are some downsides when it comes to getting this Golden Retriever Husky mix. These dogs will have a thick coat, and they won’t do well in warmer climates. They can end up being somewhat stubborn, independent, and strong-willed; all of these traits are very well known to Husky owners.
Goberians can potentially have a high prey drive, which will make them chase smaller animals. If you already have a pet at home, getting this Retriever Husky mix might not be the best option. It is vital to socialize these dogs as soon as they arrive home.
Check out this popular German Shepherd and Golden Retriever mix - The Golden Shepherd.
Getting a Goberian puppy
Whenever somebody wants to get a mixed breed puppy, they will see it is not easy. There are no breeding clubs or governing associations that can let them know which breeders are trusted or have excellent breeding practices.
It will be up to the potential owner to get in touch and check the breeder’s credentials. Asking a Goberian owner’s community for advice and pointers might be a good idea. Goberians are not the most popular crossbreed in the world, so their price is not the highest. The average Goberian puppy will most likely cost between $500 and $1.000.
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