Goberian

The Goberian is a mixed breed dog–a cross between the Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky dog breeds. Friendly, energetic, and smart, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents.

You can find these mixed breed dogs in shelters and breed-specific rescues, so remember to always adopt! Don’t shop if you’re looking to add a Goberian to your home!

Goberians make for great family dogs. They are extremely friendly, renowned for their good temperament, and enjoy being around people. The devoted mixed breed is an excellent companion and will come to look on you and your family as their best friends. However, you’ll need to make sure you provide adequate exercise for your Goberian to ward off any antisocial habits–this is a dog breed that loves to go hiking, jogging and take extended trips to the local dog park. Such an active breed is not a good fit for an apartment dweller.

See below for all Goberian facts and mixed dog breed characteristics!

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well to Apartment Living
1
Good For Novice Owners
2
Sensitivity Level
3
Tolerates Being Alone
2
Tolerates Cold Weather
5
Tolerates Hot Weather
2

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate with Family
4
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs
4
Dog Friendly
4
Friendly Toward Strangers
2

Health Grooming

Amount Of Shedding
2
Drooling Potential
1
Easy To Groom
5
General Health
4
Potential For Weight Gain
4
Size
4

Trainability

Easy To Train
2
Intelligence
5
Potential For Mouthiness
3
Prey Drive
4
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
2
Wanderlust Potential
4

Exercise Needs

Energy Level
5
Intensity
4
Exercise Needs
5
Potential For Playfulness
4

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Mixed Breed Dogs
Height:
20 to 24 inches
Weight:
45 to 90 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 15 years

More About This Breed

  • Highlights

    • Goberians are mixed breed dogs. They are not purebreds like their Golden Retriever or Siberian Husky parents.
    • Goberian coats commonly come in colors including white, black, gray, brown, and cream, and the coat is usually a mix of two or even more colors.
    • Their fur is straight or wavy, and their double coat is ideal for cold climates. They are not well suited for hot climates.
    • Goberians have high exercise needs and may overeat. It's important to stick to proper exercise and diet to prevent weight gain.
    • These dogs need lots of physical activity. Owners must usually walk them for twelve miles or more each week.
    • Goberians love their human families, even children, and are quite protective. They make great watchdogs.
  • History

    As a newer hybrid dog, not too much is known about the Goberian's history. However, when it comes to the Goberian's parent breeds, there is a lot of esteemed heritage to dig into.

    Originally developed by the Chukchi indigenous tribe in Russia, the Siberian Husky was used to pull sleds and help with hunting in cold environments. When the breed hit Alaska in the early 1900s, they helped out during a diphtheria outbreak--and completed an epic 658 mile serum delivery run in a fifth of the predicted time! When it comes to the Golden Retriever, the breed dates back to the Victorian times.

    The Goberian is a designer dog breed, but many of them, unfortunately, end up in shelters. So consider contacting your local rescue groups and shelters if you're thinking about adding a Goberian to your home.

  • Size

    The Goberian is usually described as a large-sized dog--although with all newer dog breeds, the exact size standards may vary.

    Most weigh in at 45 to 90 pounds and range in height from 20 to 24 inches.

  • Personality

    There's a lot of independence going on in the Goberian's heritage, but in general, this breed likes to be around people and displays very social and friendly characteristics. If you're looking for any sort of a watchdog, the Goberian is loyal and very alert--this breed will let you know when strangers approach.

    Outdoor space is essential for the Goberian's lifestyle. The dog is super energetic and very active--hiking up steep trails, running along during a jog, and playing at the dog park for extended sessions are all going to need to be part of the Goberian's routine. At times, you might feel like you're struggling to keep up with your dog!

    Goberians have a reputation for being smart, but if your dog inherits more Siberian Husky than Golden Retriever, you might be dealing with a more stubborn and independent dog than anticipated. But patience and positive reinforcement works wonders on this breed--and it's worth it to experience one of the true stars of the dog world!

  • Health

    Goberians are generally considered to be healthy dogs--although the breed can suffer from issues and ailments inherited from its parent breeds.

    Some of the more common health problems Goberians suffer from include:

    • Bloat
    • Epilepsy
    • Heart issues
    • Von Willebrand's Disease
    • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Care

    Just like with any dog, it's important to keep up your Goberian's regular veterinary checkups to detect any health concerns early. Your vet can help you develop a care routine that will keep your dog healthy.

    Due to their high exercise needs, be alert that your Goberian could develop health problems due to overeating and insufficient activity. Monitor meals and make sure you stick to a regular exercise regimen that involves walking or running over twelve miles each week.

    Make sure to brush your Goberian's teeth three times a week to lessen the likelihood of dental issues. Once a week, wipe down the breed's ears to stave off any potential infections. Also check that the dog's nails are clipped regularly--ask your vet to recommend a precise schedule. As the Goberian is such an active and outdoors dog, periodically look over their paw pads to make sure they're in good condition and not damaged.

  • Feeding

    An ideal Goberian diet should be formulated for a large-sized breed with high energy.

    Goberians need to stick to a heathy diet as overeating can cause weight gain--especially if they do not receive the high levels of exercise they crave.

    As with all dogs, the Goberian's dietary needs will change from puppyhood to adulthood and will continue to change into their senior years. You should ask your veterinarian for recommendations about your Goberian's diet, as there is far too much variation among individual dogs--including weight, energy, and health--to make a specific recommendation.

  • Coat Color And Grooming

    The Goberian's coat commonly comes in colors including white, black, gray, brown, and cream, and the coat is usually a mix of two or even more colors.

    This breed's coat is long and dense. The fur is sometimes straight and sometimes described as wavy. Shedding is minimal--brushing the breed's coat three times a week should be enough to keep it smooth and clean. Being that the Goberian spends a lot of time outside, bath times should be taken as needed.

    The Goberian's double coat is ideal for cold climates. The amount of insulation provided by the coat means that this breed does not do well in hot environments. This is a dog that's going to drink a lot of water during the summer!

  • Children And Other Pets

    Family is important to the Goberian, and this mixed breed is great around children. If you teach your kids to interact with the dog in a respectful and appropriate way, they will be able to enjoy joint play sessions together in the family yard or at the park--just make sure they are supervised due to the Goberian's athletic abilities.

    In general, Goberians are great around other pets, although you should always exercise caution before introducing new pets to each other.

    As with all dogs, early socialization pays off, so make sure to reward your Goberian for good behavior and use positive reinforcement, rather than yelling or scolding, to bring the best out of this excellent and eye-catching breed.

  • Rescue Groups

    It may be hard to find a breed-specific rescue for Goberians because they are a mixed breed. However, you may want to try Golden Retriever or Siberian Husky breed-specific rescues, as they often care for mixes, as well. Here are some rescues you can try:

    You can also try DogTime's adoption page that lets you search for adoptable dogs by breed and zip code!