The Gerberian Shepsky is a designer breed created through the cross of the German Shepherd and the Siberian Husky. The Gerberian Shepsky is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club) and can be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).
- Country of Origin: N/A
- Weight: 50 - 80 lbs
- Height: 20 - 25 inches
- Color: This breeds coat is typically the color of the German Shepherd - most popular is the Black & Tan.
The Gerberian Shepsky intelligent, energetic and ready to please. This breed will do well with behavior training and will make a great watch & protection dog. They will make a loyal companion and will do well with children.
The most common health issue to occur in the Gerberian Shepsky is hip dysplasia. Other health concerns to watch for are:
• Elbow Dysplasia
• Eye Issues
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
Their coat can be more like the Husky, which has a dense undercoat and a topcoat of short, straight hairs but can also have a hard, straight double coat like the Shepherd.
The Gerberian Shepsky breed requires frequent brushing, 2 – 3 times a week is recommended. During a seasonal change, they will require a bit more brushing to avoid having your house filled with many short, dark hairs. This breed should only be bathed when necessary.