Last Updated on November 17, 2021 by Marco
The Golden Retriever is one of the most treasured of all the purebred dogs around the world, as a pet and companion. They certainly deserve their popularity, for not only are they stunningly beautiful, but they also have the kindest, most docile temperament.
So what happens when you get a Golden Retriever mixed with a Husky?
Let’s take a look!
The Golden Retriever
First up, let’s check out the delightful Golden Retriever, and see what makes them tick.
Golden Retriever Fast Facts
- Weight: 55 to 75 pounds
- Height: 21 to 24 inches at the shoulder
- Lifespan: 10 to 12 years
- Group: Sporting
- Colors: Dark Gold, Gold, Light Gold, Cream
- Coat: long and wavy
- Diet: not fussy
- Exercise needs: high (2 to 4 hours a day)
- Shedding: high
- Trainability: easy
Golden Retriever History
This golden beauty was developed in Scotland as a gun dog, to retrieve waterfowl on hunting expeditions. It has a ‘soft mouth’, meaning that it would bring back the birds undamaged.
Today, this breed rates in the top five all around the world. They are used extensively as sight and sound dogs, therapy dogs, and search and rescue dogs.
Golden Retriever Appearance
The Golden Retriever is a medium to large, strongly built dog, with a thick, water-resistant coat. They have an attractive, well-proportioned head, a black or brown nose, and brown eyes. The body is long and straight, and the tail is low-set and sweeping. The ears are floppy, but not overly large.
Golden Retriever Temperament
These dogs have a beautiful nature. The Golden Retriever is kindly, placid, yet confident. They are not suited to guard dog work as they are very trusting and love people. This dog is perfect for families with children because they are very gentle and patient. Intelligent, biddable, and keen to please are other aspects of their nature. They are not the type of dog to be loyal to just one person; they are everyone’s mate – even other animals!
Golden Retriever Care: Training, Exercise, and Grooming
This dog is highly trainable because they are very obedient but also very smart. They aim to please.
The Golden Retriever LOVES water, so swimming is the perfect exercise for them. They will love nothing more than bringing back a stick you have tossed into the water!
Their thick coats have a soft undercoat and a long, water-repellent guard coat. They need lots of brushing because they are heavy shedders. They are not suited to people with allergies, sadly.
Golden Retriever Health Problems
This breed is prone to cancers, hip dysplasia, and blindness in later life.
The Siberian Husky Mixed With The Golden Retriever
Ok, now that we know all there is to know about the Gold Retriever, what can we expect from a Husky Golden Retriever mix?
Husky Mixed With Golden Retriever Puppy: Meet The Goberian!
Expect serious cuteness overload with the husky mixed with golden retriever puppy! There is a wide variety of looks that result from this pairing. Some have the cream coat of the Golden Retriever and the blue eyes of the Siberian Husky. Some husky mixed with golden retriever puppies have the colorings of the Husky, but with a much longer coat, and brown eyes. Some have pointed Husky ears, others have floppy Golden Retriever ears. You get the picture. One thing is for sure, the Goberian is super cute and has an intelligent, alert, but soft expression. Awww!
The Husky Golden Retriever mix is growing in popularity, due to both parents being stunners and the retractable nature of the Golden Retriever.
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Husky Mixed With Golden Retriever Adult
This hybrid will be a medium to large dog as an adult.
Both the Siberian Husky and the Golden Retriever love people and are not wary of strangers, so this is not the dog for you if you want a guard dog! They will likely cuddle intruders.
The Husky Golden retriever mix is intelligent, and of medium difficulty to train – Huskies are hard to train whereas Golden Retrievers are easy, so expect them to be somewhere in the middle!
A Siberian Husky mixed with a Golden Retriever will need plenty of daily exercise. Given the Golden Retriever loves to swim and the Siberian Husky loves water play, then this may be a good exercise option. Plus, swimming is gentle on the hips. Both parent breeds are prone to hip dysplasia so this needs to be taken into consideration for any exercise regimen.
Expect lots of shedding with this mix; regular grooming will be essential to keep the Goberian’s coat in top condition.
Similarly, both parent breeds are prone to cataracts, so make sure you get your Husky Golden Retriever mix to the vet regularly to keep a check on this possibility.
Siberian Husky Golden Retriever mixes will need feeding based on their individual weight, so follow the feeding guide on the packing and feed foods that are tailored to their stage of life – puppy, adult, and senior. Golden Retrievers can be prone to obesity, so do not overfeed this hybrid dog.
The Husky Golden Retriever mix makes a superb family dog. Both parent breeds love children, and the Golden Retriever is especially gentle with little people. This dog would fit in beautifully with a family who loves to go out walking and hiking.
If you think that you might like to own the Siberian Husky mixed with the Golden Retriever, then get in touch with breeders of the purebred parent breeds, as they may be able to put you in touch with someone who specializes in breeding this lovely mix.
And it is always best practice to check out your local dog rescues and animal shelters before paying for a Goberian; you never know, your perfect pet may be waiting there just for you!
If you do decide to buy a puppy, go and check out the kennels to ensure that they look after their dogs properly. The last thing you want to do is spend money that is going to help puppy mills stay in business.
The Goberian could live up to 15 years if it takes more after its Husky parent. Puppies could cost anywhere from 500 to 1,500 American dollars. It all depends on the breeder, the individual puppy (good markings and temperament drive costs up), and availability/popularity.
So there you have it – the delightful Siberian Husky Golden Retriever mix!