The Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog, also known by two very famous names, the Golden Husky dog and/or the Goberian dog, is a cross breed dog that comes to life when one Golden Retriever parent is mixed with one Siberian Husky parent.
Golden Retriever Husky Mix dogs aren’t the most well known of designer dog breeds of today, mainly because they haven’t been around for as much time as other designer dog breeds have.
However, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog is gaining popularity by the day, and it’s only a matter of time before it catches up to its peers in terms of demand among the community of dog owners.
If you’ve been told about this dog and have had the Golden Retriever Husky Mix be recommended by someone as “the dog of your dreams”, you’re probably going to want to do some research on your own about this cross breed and not just take someone’s word for it just because they said so.
This is exactly what this article aims to do, give you all the information you need to know about the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog so you can make a very well informed decision about whether or not this is exactly the dog you’ve been looking for, or you’re better off looking elsewhere.
Golden Retriever Husky Mix Recognition
The Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog isn’t recognized by the American Kennel Club as an official dog breed because it’s a designer dog breed.
However, the following organizations do officially recognize the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog as a designer dog breed.
- American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC)
- Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC)
- Dog Registry of America (DRA)
- International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR)
Golden Husky Appearance
When cross breeding one Golden Retriever dog with one Siberian Husky dog, high quality dog breeders that are very professional and experienced in what they’re doing are able to come up with some of the most beautiful dogs you’ve ever seen.
There are certain physical traits taken from both parents that are bred for, ones that make the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog a very special looking one.
Size, Height & Weight
Golden Retriever Husky Mix are not the smallest of dogs when it comes to size, these dogs are usually medium to large sized dogs that tend to take more to their Golden Retriever parents in this department.
In general, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix will weigh anywhere between 40 to 80 pounds and will stand at a height of anywhere between 19 to 25 inches tall, characteristics which make this dog a medium to large sized dog.
If you’re wondering about the colors that the Golden Retriever Husky Mix comes in, here are the most common colors you will notice when it comes to this dog.
Exercise & Physical Activity
Coming from two dogs that adore being on the move and leading active lifestyles, don’t be surprised when your Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog turns out the be just like its two parents.
Golden Retriever Husky Mix puppies and dogs love their fair share of daily exercise, so this is something you have to make sure is readily available to offer them before you get one of these dogs home and add it to your household.
If you’re someone that likes to spend the majority of their days laid back, relaxed and not doing much moving around, then you’re probably better off looking for another dog breed that enjoys sedentary life just as much.
While it is true that there’s a little bit of a difference in energy levels between Golden Retrievers and Siberian Huskies, with the latter obviously being the more energetic one most of the times, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog will almost always take more of this characteristic from its Siberian Husky parent.
This means that you can expect this dog’s energy levels to be a bit higher than those of Golden Retrievers.
Either way, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog will need to be put on a daily exercise routine in order to properly channel all the energy they have building up inside, as this will ensure they lead a happy life, and one that’s free from any serious health issues that could have detrimental effects on their well being.
Whatever it is that you like to do for physical activity/exercise, consider taking your Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog along with you, as they’ll love to do anything that involves you two doing it together.
Remember, this is a very affectionate dog we’re talking about here that absolutely loves every second it gets to spend with its owner, so try to make as much of that as possible whenever you can.
60 to 90 minutes of physical activity/exercise a day is what you should be aiming for when it comes to your Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog.
Playful & Friendly
Anyone reading this section that has had a previous experience owning a Golden Retriever dog knows for a fact how friendly, social and playful this dog tends to be, something which is also very true in a Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog.
Whether you’re looking for reassurances about having your Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog play around and interact with your little kids at home, or you want to make sure that this dog can get along pretty well with other pets at home, the answer is almost always an outstanding YES.
The Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog is a very friendly dog that will get along with almost anyone, just like its Golden Retriever parent.
When it comes to training the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog, you have to know that this dog tends to have a strong personality to it, meaning that it has to be dealt with in a certain way in order for training to succeed.
However, and besides their strong and independent personality, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog is happy when it sees you happy, meaning that it will strive to make you happy during training which, in turn, will make it feel good as well.
Given these two factors, one that tremendously helps out with training and one that makes training a little bit more difficult than it should ideally be, this means that training a Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog will be moderate in terms of difficulty, not too easy and not too hard.
When you combine the love and affection that the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog holds towards its owners and other family members/household members that treat it right with the high alertness levels to what’s going on in their surroundings, you’re obviously going to get a very good watchdog that’s able to protect you and other household members from harm’s way.
Golden Retriever Husky Mix Living Conditions
Indoors VS Outdoors
If you’re adamant about adding a Golden Retriever Husky Mix puppy or dog to your household, then please keep in mind that this dog will not fit in well in an indoors apartment, they’ll be miserable living there.
This dog is best living in a house that has a large yard where they can spend the majority of their time in, going indoors and getting back out whenever their heart desires.
Considering the fact that the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog is a medium to large sized dog, and that dogs of this size don’t do well in indoors apartments where there isn’t much space for them to freely move around in, this is only normal.
In terms of weather climates, the best environment for the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog to live in would be one that’s moderate, and preferably a moderately cold environment since they have a double coat that is used to protect them from very cold temperatures.
With the double coat that the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog boasts, fairly warm environments will just make them feel hot all the time, which isn’t exactly a nice feeling to say the least.
Golden Retriever Husky Mix Health
The Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog usually leads a healthy life and isn’t known to be plagued with life-threatening health problems that shorten their lifespan.
However, and just like practically every other mix breed dog out there, the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog is at risk of suffering from certain health problems (however minor they may be) that both/either of their parents are prone to suffering from, as the risk of suffering from these health problems is usually transferred by genetics to the offspring.
The most common of these health problems have been listed in the following list below.
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Hip & Joint dysplasia
- Eye problems
- Skin & Food Allergies
Assuming that they’re provided with the necessary care any dog should be getting, this dog has an average lifespan of anywhere between 10 to 15 years.
Golden Retriever Husky Mix Care
Considering the fact that the Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog has a double coat to it, this means that shedding is often experienced with this dog more so than other dogs that have a single coat, and this is where you have to step in with a somewhat strict brushing schedule in order to properly handle this.
If you brush your Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog’s coat around once a day, you’ll be preventing excessive shedding, ensuring that the coat color richness and shininess this dog has is maintained, and preventing this dog’s hair from tangling (which is very annoying for them as much as it is for you to get back to their normal condition).
Besides brushing their coat on a regular basis, this dog’s teeth should be brushed around 3-4 times a week and their ears should be cleaned around once a week as well, preferably by a professional dog groomer if you don’t know how to go about doing this exactly.
As for giving your Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog a bath, you should only do this when the need arises (i.e when they get their coat dirty for some reason).
Some Golden Retriever Husky Mix dogs will get their coat dirty much more frequently than others, depending on many factors such as the environment they live in, the climate, where they play around, who they play around with, etc ..
So keep an eye out on their coat and once you notice a bath is needed, give them one.
The most important thing is not to overdo it with bathing them when they don’t need to be bathed, as that could prove to be harmful to their coat’s condition.
As far as what you have to bathe your Golden Retriever Husky Mix dog with, it’s best if you stick to only using a specifically formulated dog shampoo when bathing them, considering the fact that a shampoo formulated for humans can greatly damage this dog’s beautiful coat.