Golden Retriever Husky Mix: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

The Golden Retriever Husky Mix is commonly known as a Goberian. They generally live from 10 to 15 years and are very active as well as quite friendly and very sociable. They can average around 24 inches in height and between 35 and 80 pounds. With their beautiful golden double coat, they are subject to moderate shedding, however brushing several times a week should keep your Golden Retriever Husky Mix’s coat soft and silky and prevent excessive shedding all over your floors and furniture.

This hybrid Golden Retriever Husky Mix is up for just about all healthy outdoor activities, like walking, sledding, guarding, agility training, hunting, weight pulling, and search and rescue. They also have a fairly good tolerance to both heat and cold. Goberians make excellent family pets and are quite good with children. They also get along well with other dogs and they’re moderately easy to train. They can have a tendency toward stubbornness, however, and require plenty of exercise. The beautiful Golden Retriever Husky Mix combines the beauty and loyalty of a Golden with the hardy constitution and often the beautiful pale blue eyes of a Husky. They are a friendly dog with the gentleness of a Golden but with more drive like Husky. Here are a few things that many people don’t know about Goberians:

1. Intelligent and Independent

Goberians tend to be both smart and independent. Not independent like a cat, however, so you don’t have to worry about them being too aloof. His loyalty is without fail and if you get a Goberian, you’ll find him to be an excellent watchdog. They also tend to be really eager to please, so obedience is not a problem and that makes them easier to train. One thing many people don’t realize is that, unlike some breeds that simply love everybody equally, they tend to form a closer bond with just one member of the family. That doesn’t mean that he won’t be loving and affectionate toward all family members, just a bit more toward the one he selects as his BFF.

2. Physical Features

The Golden Retriever Husky Mix often will inherit beautiful blue eyes from his Husky heritage, however, in other cases, they can have brown Golden Retriever eyes. Their heads are well-proportioned and slightly rounded with golden ears that hang down. Their muzzles are narrow and pointy and their bodies often end up looking a lot more like a Golden than a Husky. They have Husky tails and legs, though. Their inner coats tend to be soft and dense while their outer coats are usually long and straight but can sometimes be a bit wavy. Their coats offer them excellent protection from all weather, both hot and cold. As far as fur color goes, they’re not all golden and can range from white to black, and everything in-between, including gray, brown, cream-colored, or a mixture of brown and golden.

3. Exercise

Goberians are very active dogs, requiring daily exercise for keeping them healthy, happy, and well-behaved. His ideal home is with a family that enjoys regular activities that he gets to be involved in with them, such as cycling, jogging, hiking or walking. In fact, at least 60 minutes per day of exercise and play time is optimal. Also, a fenced yard for him to run and play in is also perfect for your Golden Retriever Husky Mix. Lack of proper exercise could lead to barking, chewing, or digging. Being a large dog makes him really unsuited for apartment living unless you plan to walk him four or five times a day.

4. Training

Although training your Golden Retriever Husky Mix should not be very difficult, he’s going to need a firm approach and consistency. You’ll also find that Goberians are not responsive to scolding or a harsh tone of voice. Praising him and using treats and rewards to motivate him will help him to learn much faster. How fast this intelligent dog learns is partially based upon which breed is dominant in him. Huskies prefer testing your leadership while Goldens are very eager to please. Either way, just be sure to start his training at a young age for optimum results.

5. Grooming

The grooming needs of this breed are fairly minimal when you compare them to some other dog breeds. He won’t shed too much and a two or three times per week brushing should suffice. Bathing him often is not necessary but when he gets dirty, be sure to use dog shampoo. It’s also important to brush his teeth three or more times per week to reduce plaque and tartar build-up. Also, checking and wiping his ears clean should be done weekly as well. Trim his nails as needed or better still, have your groomer or vet do it to prevent clipping too close and making them bleed.

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