Cooper the half chocolate Labrador Retriever half Siberian Husky mix—"The breeder’s dogs got out and one of the chocolate Labs mated with one of the Huskies. Cooper is one of the pups from the oops litter."
The Siberian Retriever is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Siberian Husky and the Labrador Retriever. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses. This is not the same dog as the purebred Labrador Husky.
"My 6 week old Lab / Husky on a small walk in Houston, Tx. His name is Carmine and he is such a goofy soul!"
Rhea the Siberian Retriever (Husky/Lab) puppy at 11 weeks old—"Rhea was the only female in a litter of five "oops" puppies. Only one of her brothers was also born with those striking blue eyes. Rhea is a very smart puppy. After just a week she was already obeying basic commands! I started with the common treat training (ie. hold a treat over her to sit, bring it to the ground for lay down, etc.). I have had her two weeks now and she is obeying without the use of treats. She understands that jumping on people is not how to get attention, so she sits, sometimes pawing the air, and whimpers a little. She is even learning to sit up in a begging position and roll over! Rhea is very sweet. She loves EVERYONE! Babies, children, and other animals included. She's pretty laid back for a puppy, but she's teething, so keeping everything up aside from her toys is very important. She listens to "No" well, so if she gets into anything she isn't supposed to, it isn't hard to stop the bad behavior. Rhea loves to play, but she stays mostly relaxed indoors. As soon as we get out in the yard, though, she runs and jumps all over the place, barking. She's been doing well with about 30 minutes of play time twice a day. She also goes out for frequent potty breaks to avoid accidents in the house. To sum it all up, Rhea is a very smart, willing, and friendly dog. As long as she gets time outside to run and play, I think she could do great in any living environment and she is definitely a wonderful family pet, as she gets along with anyone and anything!"
"This is our Max, a 2 yearr old Husky / Labrador or Huskador, Labusky. Note the blue eye merle gene. His namesake is heterochromatic human, Max Scherzer, baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals."
"Rudy the Siberian Husky / Lab mix at 8 months enjoying a swim at the cottage—he's very friendly and loves everyone. But likes to eat all my shoes; a troublemaker, but how can you get mad at that face? He has such personality it's unbelievable; he's always able to make you laugh."
"Rudy my Siberian Husky / Lab the first day we brought him home at 5 weeks, and it's bath time! He loves to play in the water, and now always tries to get in the bath when you’re in there."
Garrus the Siberian Retriever as a puppy at 15 weeks old—"Garrus is a Siberian Husky / black Labrador mix. He's extremely energetic, loves playing in any type of water (the creek is his favorite) and gives the best kisses! We got him off Craigslist and took him home at 6 weeks (a little early, but it worked out okay.) He loves to chase cats, but has never hurt ours. They mostly ignore each other. He loves other dogs, though! We take him to the dog park at least 3 times a week. He has a blast playing with the bigger dogs in the creek behind the park. We do have to watch him closely around smaller dogs, as he tends to play a little rough. Garrus is extremely intelligent and learned "sit" his first week with us. He just hit 4 months this week and is weighing in at a little over 30 lbs.!! We can't wait to see how big he'll get. He's really turning into a fine young man. :)"
Garrus the Siberian Retriever as a puppy
Garrus the Siberian Retriever as a puppy
Garrus the Siberian Retriever as a puppy at 6 weeks old