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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 may find these mixed breed dogs in shelters and 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 that loves to go hiking, jogging, and taking extended trips to the local dog park. Such an active dog is not a good fit for an apartment dweller.

Breed Characteristics:


Some dogs are simply easier than others; they take to training better and are fairly easygoing. They’re also resilient enough to bounce back from your mistakes or inconsistencies.

Dogs who are highly sensitive, independent thinking, or assertive may be harder for a first-time dog parent to manage. You’ll get your best match if you take your dog-owning experience into account as you choose your new pooch.

If you’re new to dog parenting, take a look at 101 Dog Tricks and read up on how to train your dog!

Some dogs will let a stern reprimand roll off their backs, while others take even a dirty look to heart. Low-sensitivity dogs, also called “easygoing,” “tolerant,” “resilient,” and even “thick-skinned,” can better handle a noisy, chaotic household, a louder or more assertive owner, and an inconsistent or variable routine. Do you have young kids, throw lots of dinner parties, play in a garage band, or lead a hectic life? Go with a low-sensitivity dog.

Some breeds bond very closely with their family and are more prone to worry or even panic when left alone by their owner. An anxious dog can be very destructive–barking, whining, chewing, and otherwise causing mayhem. These breeds do best when a family member is home during the day or if you can take the dog to work.

Breeds with very short coats and little or no undercoat or body fat, such as Greyhounds, are vulnerable to the cold. Dogs with a low cold tolerance need to live inside in cool climates and should have a jacket or sweater for chilly walks.

Dogs with thick, double coats are more vulnerable to overheating. So are breeds with short noses, like Bulldogs or Pugs, since they can’t pant as well to cool themselves off. If you want a heat-sensitive breed, your dog will need to stay indoors with you on warm or humid days, and you’ll need to be extra cautious about exercising your dog in the heat.

All Around Friendliness

Some breeds are independent and aloof, even if they’ve been raised by the same person since puppyhood; others bond closely to one person and are indifferent to everyone else; and some shower the whole family with affection. Breed isn’t the only factor that goes into affection levels; dogs who were raised inside a home with people around feel more comfortable with humans and bond more easily.

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Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make a kid-friendly dog. You may be surprised by who’s on that list: Fierce-looking Boxers are considered good with children, as are American Staffordshire Terriers (which are considered Pit Bulls). Small, delicate, and potentially snappy dogs such as Chihuahuas aren’t always so family-friendly.

**All dogs are individuals. Our ratings are generalizations, and they’re not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave. Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality. No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances. Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.

Friendliness toward dogs and friendliness toward humans are two completely different things. Some dogs may attack or try to dominate other dogs, even if they’re love-bugs with people; others would rather play than fight; and some will turn tail and run. Breed isn’t the only factor. Dogs who lived with their littermates and mother until at least six to eight weeks of age and who spent lots of time playing with other dogs during puppyhood, are more likely to have good canine social skills.

Stranger-friendly dogs will greet guests with wagging tails and nuzzles; others are shy, indifferent, or even aggressive. However, no matter what the breed, a dog who was socialized and exposed to lots of different types, ages, sizes, and shapes of people as a puppy will respond better to strangers as an adult. Remember that even friendly dogs should stay on a good, strong leash in public!

Health And Grooming Needs

If you’re going to share your home with a dog, you’ll need to deal with some level of dog hair on your clothes and in your house. However, shedding does vary greatly among the breeds. Some dogs shed year-round, some “blow” seasonally, some do both, and some shed hardly at all. If you’re a neatnik, you’ll need to either pick a low-shedding breed or relax your standards. To help keep your home a little cleaner, you can find a great de-shedding tool here!

Drool-prone dogs may drape ropes of slobber on your arm and leave big, wet spots on your clothes when they come over to say hello. If you’ve got a laid-back attitude toward slobber, fine; but if you’re a neatnik, you may want to choose a dog who rates low in the drool department.

Some breeds are brush-and-go dogs; others require regular bathing, clipping, and other grooming just to stay clean and healthy. Consider whether you have the time and patience for a dog who needs a lot of grooming, or the money to pay someone else to do it.

Due to poor breeding practices, some breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, such as hip dysplasia. This doesn’t mean that every dog of that breed will develop those diseases; it just means that they’re at an increased risk.

If you’re adopting a puppy, it’s a good idea to find out which genetic illnesses are common to the breed you’re interested in. You may also want to ask if your shelter or rescue has information about the physical health of your potential pup’s parents and other relatives.

Some breeds have hearty appetites and tend to put on weight easily. As in humans, being overweight can cause health problems in dogs. If you pick a breed that’s prone to packing on pounds, you’ll need to limit treats, make sure they get enough exercise, and measure out their daily food servings into regular meals rather than leaving food out all the time.

Ask your vet about your dog’s diet and what they recommend for feeding your pooch to keep them at a healthy weight. Weight gain can lead to other health issues or worsen problems like arthritis.

Dogs come in all sizes, from the world’s smallest pooch, the Chihuahua, to the towering Great Dane, how much space a dog takes up is a key factor in deciding if they’re compatible with you and your living space. Large dog breeds might seem overpowering and intimidating, but some of them are incredibly sweet! Take a look and find the right sized dog for you!


Easy-to-train dogs are more adept at forming an association between a prompt (such as the word “sit”), an action (sitting), and a consequence (getting a treat) very quickly. Other dogs need more time, patience, and repetition during training.

Many breeds are intelligent but approach training with a “What’s in it for me?” attitude, in which case you’ll need to use rewards and games to teach them to want to comply with your requests.

Dogs who were bred for jobs that require decision making, intelligence, and concentration, such as herding livestock, need to exercise their brains, just as dogs who were bred to run all day need to exercise their bodies. If they don’t get the mental stimulation they need, they’ll make their own work–usually with projects you won’t like, such as digging and chewing. Obedience training and interactive dog toys are good ways to give a dog a brain workout, as are dog sports and careers, such as agility and search and rescue.

Common in most breeds during puppyhood and in Retriever breeds at all ages, mouthiness means a tendency to nip, chew, and play-bite (a soft, fairly painless bite that doesn’t puncture the skin). Mouthy dogs are more likely to use their mouths to hold or “herd” their human family members, and they need training to learn that it’s fine to gnaw on chew toys, but not on people. Mouthy breeds tend to really enjoy a game of fetch, as well as a good chew on a toy that’s been stuffed with kibble and treats

Dogs who were bred to hunt, such as Terriers, have an inborn desire to chase–and sometimes kill–other animals. Anything whizzing by, such as cats, squirrels, and perhaps even cars, can trigger that instinct. Dogs who like to chase need to be leashed or kept in a fenced area when outdoors, and you’ll need a high, secure fence in your yard. These breeds generally aren’t a good fit for homes with smaller pets that can look like prey, such as cats, hamsters, or small dogs. Breeds that were originally used for bird hunting, on the other hand, generally won’t chase, but you’ll probably have a hard time getting their attention when there are birds flying by.

Some breeds sound off more often than others. When choosing a breed, think about how often the dog vocalizes with barks or howls. If you’re considering a hound, would you find their trademark howls musical or maddening? If you’re considering a watchdog, will a city full of suspicious “strangers” put your pup on permanent alert? Will the local wildlife literally drive your dog wild? Do you live in housing with noise restrictions? Do you have neighbors nearby? Then you may wish to choose a quieter dog.

Some breeds are more free-spirited than others. Nordic dogs such as Siberian Huskies were bred to range long distances, and given the chance, they’ll take off after anything that catches their interest. And many hounds simply must follow their noses–or that bunny that just ran across the path–even if it means leaving you behind.

Physical Needs

High-energy dogs are always ready and waiting for action. Originally bred to perform a canine job of some sort, such as retrieving game for hunters or herding livestock, they have the stamina to put in a full workday. They need a significant amount of exercise and mental stimulation, and they’re more likely to spend time jumping, playing, and investigating any new sights and smells.

Low-energy dogs are the canine equivalent of a couch potato, content to doze the day away. When picking a breed, consider your own activity level and lifestyle, and think about whether you’ll find a frisky, energetic dog invigorating or annoying.

A vigorous dog may or may not have high energy, but everything they do, they do with vigor: they strain on the leash (until you train them not to), try to plow through obstacles, and even eats and drinks with great big gulps. These dynamos need lots of training to learn good manners, and may not be the best fit for a home with young kids or someone who’s elderly or frail. A low-vigor dog, on the other hand, has a more subdued approach to life.

Some breeds do fine with a slow evening stroll around the block. Others need daily, vigorous exercise, especially those that were originally bred for physically demanding jobs, like herding or hunting.

Without enough exercise, these breeds may put on weight and vent their pent-up energy in ways you don’t like, such as barking, chewing, and digging. Breeds that need a lot of exercise are good for outdoorsy, active people, or those interested in training their dog to compete in a high-energy dog sport, such as agility.

Some dogs are perpetual puppies — always begging for a game — while others are more serious and sedate. Although a playful pup sounds endearing, consider how many games of fetch or tag you want to play each day, and whether you have kids or other dogs who can stand in as playmates for the dog.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:Mixed Breed DogsHeight:20 to 24 inchesWeight:45 to 90 poundsLife Span:10 to 15 years

More About This Breed


  • 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.


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.


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.


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!


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


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.


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:

  • As Good as Gold
  • Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue

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