Time for a new X-Breed and this one is awesome. Introducing the Gerberian Shepsky!
What is a Gerberian Shepsky?
This awesome X-Breed is a German Shepherd Husky mix!
This X-Breed is also called the Siberian Shepherd or the Husky Shepherd. This mix breed is so wicked looking. It is easy to see which two breeds they come from.
The Building Blocks
Both of the parent breeds are awesome just on their own. When you combine them, watch out!
The German Shepherd is one of the most rounded dogs around. They have the brains and the looks. That is probably why they are always in the top 5 of the most popular dog. They are one of the most loyal dogs around. Once you bond with a German Shepherd, you will have a permanent shadow.
They are the original work dog, who loves to play. If you want a fun, energetic dog, the Husk is the go to breed. They love everyone, including other dogs. Just don’t let them see a cat!
This breed really shows their natural instincts. They love running, digging and chasing small animals. The Husky has an unlimited supply of energy and will let you know it.
Gerberian Shepsky 101
There aren’t any fixed traits with the Husky and German shepherd mix. It is dependent on the genes of the parents. However, if you know the general ranges of these two breeds, then you’ll be ballpark.
Remember DNA is wacky. A Gerberian Shepsky could have one distinct trait from the Siberian and one from the GSD. Then you could also end up with a trait that is a mixture of both breeds.
I think this Gerberian Shepsky is confused! They might think they have some lab in it.
How Much does a German Shepherd Husky mix weigh?
It always depends on the parents. A GSD weighs from 50 to 90 pounds. A Huskies weigh from 35 to 65 pounds. So, the weight range for the Shepsky is 45-85 pounds.
Could you imagine having this puppy to come home to?
How big can Gerberian Shepsky get?
The GSD and the Husky are close in size. The Huskies are usually from 20 and 24 inches tall. The GSD is from 22 and 26 inches tall. The range for the German Shepherd Husky mix is typically 21 and 25 inches tall.
Does the Husky and German shepherd mix shed?
Oh yea! Since they are one half Husky, they are considered Artic dogs. That means their coat is designed for cold protection. Both the GSD and the Husky have a double coat, so the Shepsky will as well. Their inner coat is usually thick and soft fur. The outer coat has a few variations.
- thick and fluffy
- medium thick
- dense and heavy
In the spring and fall, double coated dogs shed their coat. This is called a “blow out,” and produces a lot of hair. The rest of the year, they also shed. But it’s a small amount compared to the “blow out.”
What colors can a German Shepherd Husky mix have?
Both the GSD and the Husky have a wide range of color variations. As you can see by these pictures, the German Shepherd Husky mix can have colors are all over the place.
However, the most common GSD is the black and tan. With the most common color of Huskies are black and white. So, you will probably see a bigger percentage of Gerberian Shepsky puppies with those colors.
The colors on this Shepsky are awesome!
As you can see, the colors are all over the spectrum!
Taking after the GSD side of the family, with the black and tan.
Eyes of the Husky and German shepherd mix
One of the coolest traits of the Gerberian Shepsky are their eyes. They are mesmerizing! Check out the below pics, to see what I mean.
What color eyes can the Gerberian Shepsky have?
They can get their eye color from either parent. A GSD typically has brown eyes. A Husky can have blue, brown, or be heterochromia. So, the German Shepherd Husky mix can have brown, blue or be heterochromia.
We can see Aspen rocking the traditional brown eyes.
Check out these blue peepers.
What is Heterochromia?
It’s when an animal or human has different color eyes.
I love this DOG! The eyes and the colors are amazing!
German shepherd Husky Mix Temperament
Both the GSD and the Husky are pretty close in this area. The American Temperament Test Society, Inc. performs tests on each breed.
For a point of reference, the Labrador has a score of 92.2%.
The German Shepherd has a score of 85.3%. The Husky has a score of 86.8%.
All kinds of personality with this German shepherd Husky mix!
When you deal with X-Breeds, you really don’t know what you’re going to get. You need to factor all the good traits and the bad traits of each breed. I hate saying that dogs have bad traits, because all dogs are awesome. Maybe instead of bad, I should say less desirable.
The GSD is the third smartest dog breed. So, if you know what you’re doing they are fairly easy to train.
Huskies on the other hand is stubborn. They’re smart, but shady. If you don’t believe me watch this video. I’ve never seen a dog switch gears so quick!
So, the train-ability with a Gerberian Shepsky puppy might be a crap shoot.
Both breeds need a lot of exercise. This includes physical and mental tasks. If they get bored, watch out! So, it’s a good bet a German Shepherd Husky Mix puppy will be high energy.
Both the parents are known to be a little destructive when bored. If you don’t believe me, then check this out!
I love how the black nose goes right into the blue eyes!
One less desirable trait that a Gerberian Shepsky might end up with is from the Siberian side. Huskies are known escape artists. When they do escape, good luck catching them.
Huskies are everyone’s friend, humans and dogs a like. They have a rep of being a little too friendly. If your house gets broken into, they would show the thief where you keep the money. They do have a big prey drive when it comes to smaller animals.
The GSD is more reserved. They are very loyal to the family and will protect the house. To have a well-adjusted GSD, it needs immediate socialization throughout its puppy years. If trained and raised correctly, they can very friendly.
I think this GSD had a little too much socialization. Can you imagine waking up with them in your tent!
As you can see both breeds are different. So, a German shepherd Husky mix puppy and their friendliness trait can run the gambit.
German Shepherd Husky mix puppies
Wow! Be careful looking at these pictures. This breed rocks the camera. We can’t be responsible if you run out and get a pup!
Look at those paws! These is a 4 legged ball of energy!
The coloring on this pup is mesmerizing!
I wonder how big this pup is going to get!
Hank looks a little bit to curious. Cute, but curious.
Wow, I could stare at those eyes all day!
This pup look like the ultimate cross. Everything almost GSD, until you look into their eyes.
This pup already has too much energy. How long do you think it will take to tire them out?
If you look closely, you’ll notice the dirt around the mouth. I have a feeling, that this guy is already planning an escape.
I think Bella is going to get away with a lot of shenanigans with those eyes.
Wow! This pup is way too cute for everyone’s own good.
I can’t decide what this pup is thinking after his bath. “Why’d you do that to me?” Or, “I will get you back.”
This little pup is rocking the Husky side of their lineage.
Here is a pretty cool video of some pups in action. This pooch is pretty irresistible!
Famous Gerberian Shepsky
The first FBI therapy dog was a Shepsky. His name is Dolce and works in the Tennessee office. Check out this awesome dog in this FBI video.
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Do you Want One?
First off, you should study each parent breed. This way you will know what to expect. Also, if you are just getting them for their looks, it’s probably not a good idea.
The Shepsky will be a dog that needs to be part of your pack. They will also need a lot of attention. This x-breed also needs a lot of exercise. If you think taking them out to use the bathroom counts, then think again. They will need at least an hour of heavy running or playing, daily. Then they will need at least an hour of brain games. If you can’t do that, it’s best for all involved just to admire this pooch.
If you still want one after all the research, then proceed with caution. There are a few ways to go.
The first way is an actual breeder of the Shepsky. If that’s the case, then both parents should have papers. You should also see all health test as well. If a breeder is worthwhile, then this shouldn’t be an issue.
The second way is to get a pup from a litter that was a result of an unplanned meet up. This usually happens when two neighborhood dogs sneak off from their families. If you find a pup like that, you should definitely meet the parents before making a decision.
The last way is to adopt one. You can check your local shelters and pounds. But the odds of finding one might be slim. Your best chance is to look for a rescue. Some GSD and Husky rescues often have mixed pooches. All dogs are kicking, but rescue dogs are always the coolest. There is always an unspoken gratitude between you and the dog.
Regardless, on how you get one, be prepared to have a new best friend and family member.
If you want more information on the parents of this X-Breed, then we have the following articles!