Created by crossing between a Siberian Husky and a Labrador Retriever, the Siberian Retriever is a designer dog that should not be mistaken with a Labrador Husky, a Spitz dog breed, used for pulling sleds. While some may look like a Husky with a taller stature, others may have a Labrador Retriever appearance. These large-sized dogs have a somewhat triangular head with pointy ears that can stand erect, long legs with webbed paws, and a curly tail with a pointed tip.
|Other names||Siberian Husky-Labrador Retriever mix|
|Coat||Short, double layered, silky|
|Color||Black, white, light brown and golden combination|
|Group of Breed||Working, Sporting|
|Weight||40-60 lbs (18.14-27.2 kg)|
|Size and Height||Big; over 25 inches|
|Temperament||Lively, affectionate, energetic, intelligent|
|Good with Children||Yes with early training|
|Country Originated in||Unknown|
Known for its loving, friendly, and cheerful disposition, the Siberian retriever makes a good family pet. This loyal and obedient dog bonds closely with its owner and always craves for human attention. It feels bored and lonely if the owner is away for too long, which may induce unwanted behaviors like chewing and excessive barking. Though it is much calmer and less noisy than its Husky parent, it does not hesitate to bark and alert its owner of an impending danger.
This lively and active dog, with plenty of energy, enjoys playing water sports, a characteristic inherited from its Labrador retriever parent. It has a natural preying instinct that can be curbed if trained properly at a young age.
Owners enjoy training them as these dogs can take in instructions and master the skills quickly. They might exhibit occasional willfulness, which can be dealt with firm and consistent training methods reinforced with right rewards. Socializing the puppies by exposing them to strangers as well as smaller household pets are needed to instill good behavior. Do employ persistent house training methods to help your Siberian retriever learn manners and etiquettes required in a family pet.
The Siberian retriever eats sparingly but needs a nutritious diet that provides adequate amounts of proteins, vitamins, fats, and carbohydrates. It requires 2 ½-3 cups of dry dog food regularly. However, make sure you divide its daily amount in two meals.