A Husky mixed with a Goldendoodle?!
The Siberian Husky-Goldendoodle, also known as the Golden Huskydoodle, is a very rare crossbreed. This breed inherits traits from the Siberian Husky, Golden Retriever, and Poodle.
This unique mix of breeds creates a dog that is not your typical Doodle. Continue reading to learn all about them!
What Is a Siberian Husky-Goldendoodle Mix?
A Siberian Husky-Goldendoodle is a mix between a Husky and a Goldendoodle. It is not the same as a Huskydoodle, which would be a mix between a Husky and a Poodle.
This mix is also referred to as a Golden Huskydoodle, Golden Huskypoo, Golden Siberpoo, Golden Poosky, or Golden Hoodle.
The Siberian Husky-Goldendoodle inherits a rich ancestry from Golden Retrievers, Poodles, and Huskies. It is a medium-to-large-sized dog with a friendly but protective personality and a dense coat of fur.
History of the Parent Breeds
Since the Siberian Husky-Goldendoodle is a rather new mix, we have to speculate a little to understand where and how its storied past would have started.
Let’s look at the different parent breeds to better understand where the Golden Huskydoodle gets its qualities.
The Siberian Husky is a beautiful dog breed with a long and exciting history. The breed was developed over time in Siberia, specifically for pulling sleds. Siberian Huskies are born into packs and raised together, making them excellent at working together.
There is a close genetic relationship between the Siberian Husky and the Alaskan Malamute. The Siberian Husky is an Arctic dog breed with a double coat that’s thick and helpful for the region’s harsh winters.
The Siberian Husky was first known as the Chukotka Sled Dog, named for the Chukchi people of Russia who developed the dog. Even in the early days, they were sled-pulling dogs who proved helpful for demanding tasks like hunting.
Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Chukotka dogs were sent to Alaska to help get miners to the Yukon. These were the days of the Klondike Gold Rush when over 100,000 miners migrated to the Yukon in search of gold.
More dogs were sent over to compete in a long-distance dog sled race from Nome to Candle and back to Nome. Called the All–Alaska Sweepstakes, it was during this time that the name Siberian Husky first became common.
By 1930, the Siberian Huskey was officially recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club. They have remained in steady popularity, although many dog owners take them on without realizing they need careful attention www.akc.org/dog-breeds/siberian-husky/.
The Goldendoodle has a slightly different story than the Siberian Husky. The Goldendoodle is a hybrid breed, part Golden Retriever and part Poodle. They are recognizable for their bushy, sometimes curly, coats and outgoing personalities.
The hybrid breed gained only minimal traction at first. As far as anyone knows, the Goldendoodle didn’t appear on the scene until the late 1960s. Later in the 1990s, the Goldendoodle hybrid breed was officially recognized.
The recognition of the Goldendoodle came about because of the success of the Labradoodle hybrid breed. Breeders started mixing Golden Retrievers and Poodles intentionally to create a similarly successful hybrid breed www.rover.com/blog/breeds/goldendoodle/.
Designer breeders are primarily responsible for the creation of the Goldendoodle. Although the American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize them, they have an important place in the hearts of the people who own them.
Their personality is one of a kind. As a Doodle owner myself, I can attest to how goofy these pups are. For example, check out the video below of Goldendoodles being cute and hysterical at the same time.
Born in the Highlands of Scotland, the Golden Retriever is a classic dog breed that has been around since the late 1800s. We have a Scottish nobleman, Lord Tweedmouth, to thank for the happy breed, who first attempted to cross-breed Retrievers and Water Spaniels.
The American Kennel Club has officially recognized the Golden Retriever since the early 1900s. The breed spread quickly between World War I and World War II, and not only in America.
Today, the Golden Retriever is easily one of the world’s most popular and easily-recognized dog breeds.
The Poodle comes with a mysterious background. No one is certain if they originated in Germany or France. Experts believe it likely appeared in Germany first, as far back as the 17th century.
Wherever they came from, Poodles got their start as hunting dogs. Bird hunters would put them to work retrieving game from water. They also appeared in circus shows, especially in France. And, of course, they’ve always been popular as pets.
The Poodle has been part of the American Kennel Club since the late 1800s. They were largely unpopular in the United States until after the Great Depression. Since then, they have gained in popularity, especially as show dogs.
The Siberian Husky is a stocky dog with a double coat designed to keep warm in the harsh Arctic winters. The hair is medium-long, and the colors range from black to pure white.
The Goldendoodle is known for its thick coat as well. They can have tight curls or loose waves in their hair and are typically some shade of yellow.
Resulting from the parents, the Siberian Husky-Goldendoodle mix is a relatively large dog with a thick coat of long fur that is likely wavy or curly.
Based on the size of the parent breeds, the Siberian Husky-Goldendoodles would likely be medium-sized dogs. It would probably be a little stockier, especially in the legs.
A Husky-Goldendoodle mix has several colors to choose from. Okay, they don’t choose but rather their genetics choose for them.
Goldendoodles are often gold, cream, or white. They can also be black or Merle.
The coat of a Husky is rarely just one color. They can be a mix of black, white, tan, brown, red, and sable.
Of course, it is entirely possible they can be mono-colored such as pure white or pure black. They can be tricolored as well.
The Siberian Husky-Goldendoodle likely has a sharp personality. Based on the parent breeds, they likely love people, especially their family, and have high energy levels.
Huskies are energetic and great with people while Goldendoodles are friendly goofballs. Both breeds are extremely smart.
The following infographic summarizes the traits and characteristics of this mix.
Common Health Issues
Since the Siberian Husky-Goldendoodle is a mix between Poodles, Huskies, and Goldendoodles, they have a few breed-specific health issues to be on the lookout for.
Possible health issues could include, but are not limited to:
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Zinc deficiency
- Hip dysplasia
- Follicular dysplasia
- Addison’s disease
The average lifespan of the Siberian Husky-Goldendoodle is 10-15 years.
The Siberian Husky-Goldendoodle is a mix that has a whole bunch of wonderful traits: loyalty, intelligence, playfulness, and an abundance of affection. Don’t be surprised if this designer breed takes off in popularity soon!
If this mix was new to you, then you might be surprised to find out there are dozens of different Doodle breeds that exist today. Explore all the Doodle dogs in this post.
- A close relative, the Huskydoodle is a Siberian Husky mixed with a Poodle.
- Want to learn more about the Golden Siberpoo’s heritage? Read all about the Goldendoodle dog breed.
- Searching for a smaller-sized Goldendoodle? The Mini English Goldendoodle might just be the right pup for you.