Should You Adopt a German Shepherd Siberian Husky Mix For Your Family?

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If you’re looking to adopt a dog in the near future for you and your family, you will have no doubt looked at many different dog breeds, seeing which one is best compatible with a family – particularly, your family. There are a lot of various dogs that you can choose from, depending on what exactly you are looking for: tall, short, big, small, and all the in-between. You may be looking for more of a guard dog or maybe the polar opposite in a friendly, playful puppy who has no capability of harming anyone at all. There are purebred breeds and then there are hybrid, designer dogs. At this rate, it may be a bit overwhelming to choose! If you’ve heard of or considered a Siberian Husky German Shepherd mix, you might be curious about them, as they might be of interest to you and your family – and you won’t be sorry!

Gerberian Shepsky dogs, as they are commonly known as, are Siberian Husky and German Shepherd hybrid dogs, produced from two different pure breeds. They make for great family watch dogs and guard dogs. They are agile and often used for police work and guarding. While they make for good watchdogs and provide a sense of security, it doesn’t mean they are just completely fierce. With proper socialization, they can actually be good with children as well as other animals and pets in the household. They are very loving dogs that are loyal, gentle and devoted family dogs. They are great protectors of their family, and are not good for strangers. They are also very intelligent and easy to train, but they aren’t keen on harsh or bitter training.

Other things you should know about Gerberian Shepskies are that they live to be about 10 to 13 years in general and can range from 45 to 88 pounds, depending on the health and nourishment of the dogs. While their parent breeds shed heavily, they shed moderately with their double coat, which is why they require regular grooming with a firm bristle. Ear cleaning and other grooming is also required for them. They are very energetic, just like their ancestors, and are very active, requiring daily exercise in the form of a long walk or run to live a healthy lifestyle. In terms of health issues, t they are susceptible to any of the ailments of their parent breeds, including: epilepsy, eczema, dwarfism, digestive problems, bloat, and blood disorders – just to name a few. However, they tend to have less issues than purebred dogs. Overall, they are great dogs for families and just incredible dogs in general.

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