Golden Retriever Husky mix puppies might be the best way to get a blue-eyed, blonde-haired puppy of your very own.
Goberian Puppy Quick Stats
» A combination of a Golden Retriever and a Siberian Husky
» Recognized as an official mixed breed by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR)
» Average estimated lifespan of between 10 – 14 years
» Average estimated weight of between 60 – 75 pounds
» Average height of approximately 22 – 24 inches
» Training difficulty – Medium
» Grooming requirement – High
» Exercise requirement – Medium
Huskies often have blue eyes, and if they are inherited along with the Golden coat, consider yourself the owner of a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed bundle of joy.
Personality of Golden Retriever Husky Mixes
Goberian puppies come from a long line of friendly and outgoing animals. Both Golden Retrievers and Siberian Huskies are known for their friendly and gentle dispositions.
Their personalities make them terrific family pets but poor guard dogs, as they are unlikely to be suspicious of strangers.
A Siberian Husky Golden Retriever mix reinforces the general gentleness of both parent breeds, so they tend to do very well with small children in the family.
Huskies have a strong hunting instinct though, so it is a good idea to keep them away from small family pets like guinea pigs to avoid needing to have a painful discussion with your child about what happened to Bugsy.
Golden Retrievers and Siberian Huskies are both curious and intelligent breeds. The Husky side of your puppy could get him into some playful mischief as he is growing up, but if you can accept it as a natural product of his curiosity he will make a wonderful companion.
Health Issues of Golden Retriever Huskies
Both parent breeds are prone to cataracts, glaucoma and corneal dystrophy. This can develop into a specific weakness for Goberian dogs, so be sure your veterinarian keeps an eye on this during regular checkups.
Golden Retrievers are susceptible to developing hip dysplasia, which can lead to problems using their rear legs. One benefit of getting a Golden Retriever Husky mix is that Huskies are unlikely to get the disease, and this can balance out the weakness normally found in Goldens.
Ask the breeder you get your puppy from if he or she tested the parents and if you can see a veterinarian’s report.
Exercising of Golden Retriever Husky Mixed Pups
Daily exercise is a must for a Goberians to provide them with an outlet for all of their energy. Your dog might seem to be able to keep going in an unending wave of energy because of the Husky lineage, but don’t let her get overworked.
Golden Retrievers are willing to work until they drop, and if your dog doesn’t have the full force of Husky stamina backing her up, she could collapse from exhaustion.
A variety of daily exercises is a good way to keep your puppy’s intelligent curiosity and satisfied. Take him swimming, go for daily walks to explore new places or take your puppy to a dog park to socialize.
Stay away from jumping exercises and stair climbing until he is about two years old to help reduce the risk of hip dysplasia.
Because Golden Retriever Husky mix puppies take their puppy curiosity and friendliness with them into adulthood they tend to make lousy guard dogs, but they will make wonderful companions for families with young children or someone who wants a loving pet.