If you are reading this article you are probably wondering, what on earth is a Goberian?
That is a very good question.
Most people have never heard of a dog by the name of a Goberian.
Keep reading to learn more!
What Is a Goberian?
A Goberian is a hybrid dog breed that is a combination of a Golden Retriever and a Siberian Husky.
Sometimes this mixture happens accidentally and sometimes it is the result of purposeful breeding.
When a breed is created by intentionally mixing two purebred dogs, that breed is called a Designer Breed. The Goberian is one example of a designer dog.
In this article we will delve into the characteristics and traits of the Goberian. We hope that after reading this, you will have a better idea of whether a Goberian is the right dog for you.
The Goberian is a very new designer dog.
Designer dogs became popular within the last two decades.
Since this is such a new hybrid, there is very little available history about the Goberian.
However, the Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky both have rich histories.
Learning more about the parent breeds can help you get a better sense of what to expect from the Goberian temperament.
Let’s take a closer look at the histories and traits of the Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky.
Golden Retriever History and Characteristics
The Golden Retriever is one of the most beloved and iconic dog breeds in the world.
Golden Retrievers are known for being sweet, playful and good-natured. They usually make great family pets.
Golden Retrievers were originally bred to be gun dogs and retrieve game for their masters. The breed emerged in Scotland in the 1800s.
Some Golden Retrievers are still used as working dogs to this day, but today most Golden Retrievers are strictly pets.
You can follow this link to learn more about the Golden Retriever temperament.
Siberian Husky History and Characteristics
Siberian Huskies originated in Siberia and came to North America in the early 1900s.
Huskies were bred to pull sleds and supplies through the snow in harsh Northern climates.
Therefore, these dogs are best suited for cold climates. They have very thick coats and they can overheat rapidly in warm temperatures.
Siberian Huskies also have a great deal of stamina and they need a lot of daily exercise and mental stimulation.
Siberian Huskies are not the best choice for novice dog owners. They are known to become vocal and/or destructive if they get bored.
However, Huskies make great companions for experienced and active owners who can properly channel their energy.
Click here to learn more about the Siberian Husky temperament.
Goberian Characteristics and Personality Traits
When you combine a Golden Retriever with a Siberian Husky, you generally get a hybrid with the following characteristics:
Of course, not all Goberians will have the exact same personality since all dogs are individuals.
However, it is safe to say that most Goberians are clever, high-energy dogs that will require daily exercise and plenty of training.
Size and Appearance
Goberians are medium to large sized dogs.
The average Goberian weight range is between 50 and 90 lbs.
The typical Goberian height range is between 22 and 24 inches at the withers (shoulders).
The following are common Goberian colors:
- Combination of two or more of these colors
Goberian eye colors can be brown or blue. Some Goberians even have one eye of each color!
Goberian fur is thick and requires a lot of upkeep.
We will talk more about Goberian grooming and shedding in the next section.
How to Groom Your Goberian?
If you own a Goberian, you need to be ready for a lot of brushing, grooming, shedding and vacuuming.
You will want to stock up on some basic grooming supplies such as a brush, comb and nail clippers. You might even want to get some grooming scissors. Definitely invest in a great vacuum cleaner!
Brush your Goberian at least once per day to remove dead fur.
And plan to increase brushing to more than once a day during heavy shedding periods.
You will probably also want to bring your Goberian to a professional groomer a few times per year.
That will be the perfect time for a deshedding treatment and a sanitary clip.
Do not forget to brush your Goberian’s teeth and clean their ears on a regular basis as well.
Does the Goberian Shed?
Yes, the Goberian sheds heavily, especially a couple of times per year during “shedding season.”
Regular brushing and bathing can help cut back on the amount of shedding, but it will not be able to curtail it completely.
If you own a Goberian, you need to be prepared for dog fur in your house, on your clothes, and on your furniture.
If you cannot stand dog hair, the Goberian is unfortunately not the right choice for you.
Is the Goberian Hypoallergenic?
Unfortunately, if you suffer from allergies, the Goberian is probably not the best fit.
This breed is not consi