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Last updated: 17th November 2022

Gerberian Shepsky

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Last updated: 17th November 2022

The Gerberian Shepsky is a crossbreed that has developed by mixing the German Shepherd with the Siberian Husky dogs. Like all other crosses, this breed too possesses a mixture of the characteristics of both its parents. However, as a genetic rule, only the traits of one of the dominant breeds exclusively prevail in the resultant breed, and the Gerberian Shepsky too is no exception. But generally speaking, these designer dogs are very intelligent, alert and social, like their parent breeds, and can make good family dogs.

One of the commonest traits of the Siberian Husky and German Shepherd mixes are their pair of blue eyes studded onto their large, broad face. Their ears are erect, while the nose is dark brown to black. The coat depends on which of the genes of its parents it has inherited. They look strong and elegant with a heavy, muscular structure, and a long bushy tail.

Gerberian Shepsky Pictures


Quick Description

Also known as German Husky, Siberian Shepherd, Husky Shepherd
Coat Double, dense, short, fine, soft, thick, medium
Colors Black, Black and Tan, Blue, Brown, Cream, Golden, Gray, Salt & Pepper, White
Group (of Breed) Crossbreed
Type Working dog, guard dog
Life span/expectancy 10 to 13 years
Weight 45-88 pounds (full-grown male and female)
Height (size) Large; 20-25 inches (adults)
Temperament Alert, affectionate, intelligent, social, protective, energetic, loyal
Good with Children Yes
Shedding Average
Good with Pets Yes
Barking Occasional
Hypoallergenic Yes
Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information ACHC, DRA

Temperament and Behavior

This Husky German Shepherd mix is devoted and loyal to its owner and his family. Like its German shepherd parent, it is a natural protector, however, at times, it might tend to become over-protective as well. For this reason, it is also advisable not to leave too young kids with them alone because over-possessiveness and too much of protection might lead to unpleasant incidents. They have a fearless heart, and are also alert and brave. These are working dogs, and have a good ability to guard their families. Otherwise, they are good with kids and other pets. They are not always comfortable with strangers, and might at times get wary of them.

They are high-spirited and are basically intelligent, and would enjoy learning new things. Their striking intelligence has also made them to be the right choice for different services including those related to police, military, herding, search & rescue operations, watch and guard dog as well. Being the offspring of two breeds that are used to cold temperatures, the gerberians also do much better in colder climates, and are not a good choice for owners living near desert regions. Those that are left alone for too long tend to become quite vocal and howl frequently.

Care

Exercise

They love jogging and running, and would easily make you a good jogger if you think you hate to run. This is also something that they need. Take them out for long walks and jogs since they are dogs of loads of energy and the need to burn them out, or else, they would tend to become destructive. They love you and want you to take interest in what they like. Take part in activities and release your dog from its leash in an open yard. However, make sure, the place is securely fenced.

Grooming

The frequency of grooming completely depends upon what coat type your gerberian has. However, because they have a double coat, brush them at least 2-3 times a week on an average. This will surely remove their dead hair and maintain the natural sheen, enhancing secretion of body oils.

You must also keep in mind another thing. These dogs hate water to be poured over them, and hence, do not bathe them as long as you are too sure that they actually need one. They also have a tendency developing ear wax. Clean their ears if you find the same collected. But for this, an expert hand of a professional is recommended.

Health Problems

Otherwise fit like most other cross breeds, the gerberian shepsky is not immune to pick up dog diseases that are common to all other breeds, especially those that are large-sized. They might also develop issues that are genetically forwarded from their parents down to them.

Training

If the gerberian shepskies are more inclined towards the side of their husky parents, it tends to be independent and obstinate. For this, a very effective, strong and commanding pack leader is required to train the Siberian Husky German Shepherd mix puppies in a firm but gentle way.

For that, shower them with praises and prizes as and when they be a ‘good’ dog, obey you, shows success in learning tricks. Give them food treats, or show them that you are impressed. This should work more effectively than trying to tame your shepsky in a harsh way.

Diet/Feeding

For the shepskies, the diet would be similar in quality and quantity like most other large breeds like their parent breeds. Be sure that your dog’s meals contain about 25% protein in case of foods that contains grains, while it should be around 30% for grain-free foods.

Most breeds prefer moist foods, and canned foods contain high levels of moisture and are also fresh with better concentrations of proteins and vitamins. This is especially crucial during their years of growth. Also, these dogs have often been seen to be having allergic to regular foods like egg, soy, wheat, lamb, corn, beef, chicken, and dairy products. So, it is also advisable that you know your puppy’s health thoroughly before you begin with feeding it.

Interesting Facts

  • The gerberian shepkies must never be annoyed or teased while they are drinking water or having food.

16 responses to “Gerberian Shepsky”

  1. Curtis hildebrandt says:

    Would love to buy one of these female pups half german half Siberian husky

  2. Lindsay says:

    I have a husky, German shepard, Alaskan malamute, American Staffordshire, American bulldog mix. The two breeds that stand out the most for her are the husky and German shepard. She basically looks like a husky with the classic German shepard coat, and barks like a German shepard but prefers to howl. Her personality is very similar to the one describes above. She was rescue that was found abandoned in front of a school. She was underweight, had tick disease, and was fearful and seemed depressed. Now she is doing much better and is letting her true personality shine :).

  3. Ryan says:

    I have 2 amazingly beautiful Gerberian Shepsky, and they just had a litter about 3 weeks ago pups are tremendously cute also a plus side to them are Their striking intelligence has also made them to be the right choice for different services including those related to police, military, herding, search & rescue operations, watch and guard dog as well. Very well behaved dogs good around CHILDREN AND OTHER ANIMALS ! Also very egar and keen to please there new owners!!! If anyone is interested contact me at riversidekennels287@gmail.com

  4. Kari says:

    I have a fresh litter of these beauties. They’re absolutely gorgeous animals. The father has both blue eyes with a beautiful black and white coat. The mother is a German Shepard with a lighter coat. Can send photos upon request. Most from our last litter had at least one blue eye. They will be ready in six to eight weeks from today. Located in Beckley, West Virginia area. Females will be selling for $350 and males for $250. Anyone interested may contact me at Kstalans@gmail.com

  5. Bryan says:

    MY GOD! i’ve had many dogs over the years but my shepsky NEVER runs out of energy. we got lost hiking the other day. ended up doing 15km!!! she’s 5 months old and was totally fine. i died! being the relativity fit person that i am…

  6. Austin McNeill says:

    Hi, I have never owned a Gerbirian Shepsky before and was wondering if anyone had any tips to give. I came upon this website while doing some research and figured someone would know something.I have an opportunity to buy one of these beautiful dogs, butt decided to do my homework first. Any information will be gladly accepted.
    Thanks, -Austin

  7. Celia Robertson says:

    Hello, my husband and I are looking for puppy or young Sheppard/husky mix. We are both retired and have a large yard. Our budget is limited, but we have a lot of love and affection to give.

  8. Jezs says:

    Shep/husky puppies

  9. Robert Kilpatrick says:

    What is the cost.thanks

  10. Kari says:

    I currently have a brand new litter of 8 German Shepard Siberian husky mix pups. I am looking for potential owners for these babies. If anyone is interested please email me at kstalans@gmail.com we live in southern wv. These pups are absolutely gorgeous. They’re only 2 days old but I am already in love!

  11. ERIC says:

    These Dog’s are my favorite, I own one as well. the only advice to people who want one is, don’t treat it like a “dog” treat it as if it was family. very simple and the rest will fall into place. they will follow you with out a leash they will soon be able to sense your feelings and most importantly they will know the what’s and how’s to make you have their attention. Finally…REPETITION REPETITION REPETITION REPETITION REPETITION REPETITION REPETITION!!!!!!!

  12. Sarah Cooper says:

    Hi there,
    Where did you get the photo of the Husky German Shepherd Mix, first row, 8 down, in the red collar, Please? As I am looking for a similar type puppy of this exact mix. I was wondering if you could either pass my details onto the owner or if you could ask the owners if I can contact them directly. Kind and sincere regards Sara.

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