Gerberian Shepsky

Breed specific discussion of your favorite breed.

Moderators: emmabeth, BoardHost

Post Reply
User avatar
JudyN
Posts: 6548
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Dorset, UK
Contact:

Gerberian Shepsky

Post by JudyN » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:15 pm

A friend has just adopted an 8-month-old rescue Gerberian Shepsky. 'A what?' I said to myself :shock: It's a cross between a German Shepherd and a Siberian Husky. I thought that sounded like a challenging mix but apparently they tend to have an extremely gentle and calm temperament.

Anyone come across this cross before?
Jasper, lurcher, born December 2009

AliceGrimm
Posts: 105
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:38 am
Location: Pennsylvania

Re: Gerberian Shepsky

Post by AliceGrimm » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:14 pm

I have heard of people breeding German Shepards and Huskies.. or having that mix. I didn't know it was a mix breed though.. like a thing.. called Gerberian Shepsky.

User avatar
Erica
Posts: 2653
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:35 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: Gerberian Shepsky

Post by Erica » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:19 pm

Husky x GSD crosses aren't uncommon, comparatively, but I've never seen them given a designer breed name before (except on That One Dog Breed Website which has every imaginable cross listed and constantly touts alpha theory).
Delta, standard poodle, born 6/30/14

User avatar
Nettle
Posts: 10488
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:40 pm

Re: Gerberian Shepsky

Post by Nettle » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:36 am

It isn't a breed any more than a cockerpoo is. :wink: It's a crossbreed and won't breed true.

As for the temperament described - neither a husky nor a GSD has that temperament, so watch for flying pigs.

I expect they are very handsome, though.
A dog is never bad or naughty - it is simply being a dog

SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS

User avatar
JudyN
Posts: 6548
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Dorset, UK
Contact:

Re: Gerberian Shepsky

Post by JudyN » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:42 am

Nettle wrote:As for the temperament described - neither a husky nor a GSD has that temperament, so watch for flying pigs.
That's what I was thinking :lol:
Jasper, lurcher, born December 2009

User avatar
Suzette
Posts: 1497
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:45 am
Location: Upstate SC

Re: Gerberian Shepsky

Post by Suzette » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:16 am

Well give them a fancy name and people open their wallets wider to pay for them! lol
My avatar is Piper, my sweet Pembroke Corgi. b. 5/11/11

User avatar
JudyN
Posts: 6548
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Dorset, UK
Contact:

Re: Gerberian Shepsky

Post by JudyN » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:00 am

Yup! I'd be interested to know if this one was bought because of her looks/fancy name and then rehomed because of 'issues' - i.e. behaving in line with the individual breed standards. My friend owns and runs an upmarket B&B so I wouldn't have said a guarding breed was the best choice.
Jasper, lurcher, born December 2009

User avatar
emmabeth
Posts: 8888
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:24 pm
Location: West Midlands
Contact:

Re: Gerberian Shepsky

Post by emmabeth » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:48 am

Prompted to come back to this ... ive now seen three of these in the last two months and they are all super reactive and very very bitey.

Very mixed up dogs who don't quite know what htey want and can't offer clear body language to make themselves understood andthus resort to biting really fast.

A mix I would recommend folk avoid like the plague!
West Midlands based 1-2-1 Training & Behaviour Canine Consultant

User avatar
JudyN
Posts: 6548
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Dorset, UK
Contact:

Re: Gerberian Shepsky

Post by JudyN » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:56 pm

We'll be staying near them in June so hopefully we'll find this one's an exception. Given that my friend runs an upmarket B&B with staff and guests coming and going, I sure hope she is.
Jasper, lurcher, born December 2009

User avatar
Erica
Posts: 2653
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:35 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: Gerberian Shepsky

Post by Erica » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:45 pm

Here'sthe training log of a knowledgeable person with this cross -- she is very well trained and seems to get along well with other dogs. But think of what a GSD or a husky turns into in the hands of someone who doesn't know how to Dog, and the cross of them doing the same thing in the same hands isn't a surprise.
Delta, standard poodle, born 6/30/14

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests