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Siberian Retriever

Siberian Husky / Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Other Names

Huskador

Husky Lab

Husky Labrador

Lab Husky

Description

The Siberian Retriever is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Siberian Husky / 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.

Recognition

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Top down view of a blue-eyed, black Siberian Retriever puppy laying on a brick surface looking up.

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!"

The front right side of a wet blue-eyed, black, tan and white Siberian Retriever that is looking forward. There is a body of water behind it. Its tail is curled up over its back.

"Rudy the Siberian Husky / Lab 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."

A small wet Siberian Retriever puppy is standing in a small tub of water. It is looking to the right.

"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."

Close up - A white Siberian Retriever is sitting on a black top surface and it is looking up. The dog's ears are folded over to the sides.

Keal the white Siberian Husky / Labrador Retriever hybrid dog at 1 year old—"Keal is very hyper and strong. He was the only pup of the litter. He loves his food and gets on great with other dogs as long as they just want to play."

Front view - A white Siberian Retriever is standing on a brick that was placed around gravel and it is looking forward. One of the dog's ears is pinned back.

Keal the white Siberian Husky / Labrador Retriever mix breed dog at 1 year old

Front view - A white Siberian Retriever dog is sitting in dirt and it is looking to the right.

Keal the white Siberian Husky / Labrador Retriever mix breed dog at 1 year old

Close up - A tiny newborn white Siberian Retriever puppy is laying down on a bed. The pups eyes are still closed.

Keal the white Siberian Husky / Labrador Retriever mix breed dog as a newborn puppy

The front of a black with tan and white Siberian Retriever puppy wearing a harness sleeping curled up in a ball in the passenger seat of a vehicle.

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. :)"

Close up front side view - A black, tan and white Siberian Retriever puppy is sitting on a tan tiled floor, it is looking up and its head is slightly tilted to the right. One of the dog's eyes is blue and the other is brown. Its ears are hanging to the sides.

Garrus the Siberian Retriever as a puppy

Close up front view - A happy-looking, black, tan and white Siberian Retriever puppy with two different collar eyes is sitting in grass and it is looking forward. Its mouth is open and its tongue is out. One eye is blue and the other is brown.

Garrus the Siberian Retriever as a puppy

Close up head and upper body shot - A black, tan and white Siberian Retriever puppy is laying across a carpet and there is a person laying behind it that is rubbing its head. One of its eyes is blue and the other is brown.

Garrus the Siberian Retriever as a puppy at 6 weeks old

Front view action shot - A blue-eyed, black Siberian Retriever dog is running across a small body of water with water splashing all around it.

"This is my black Lab / Husky mix. Her name is Skye (named for her sky blue eyes). Skye is about 2 years old in this picture and she loves to swim and be with her family."

Close up - A tan Siberian Retriever is laying curled up on a ball on a blanket in a vehicle. The dog's ears are folded over to the sides.

"This is my dog Bo, a Lab / Husky mix at 7 years old. He is a very laid-back, calm dog. He likes chasing animals and is good with adults and children. He doesn't jump on people and only barks if tied up. He likes to howl with the ambulance sirens. Bo gets a 30 to 45-minute walk a day and does not pull on his leash. He loves car rides."

Close up - A white with red Siberian Retriever is standing on a carpet, it is looking forward and its head is tilted to the right. Its body is all white and its ears are a bright golden brown.

"Lestat, a Lab / Husky mix as a puppy at 3 months old and 17 pounds."

Top down view of a white with red Siberian Retriever that is sleeping on its right side on a tan carpet inside of a house.

"Lestat, a Lab / Husky mix at 1 year old weighing 40 pounds sleeping on the floor."

Close up head shot - A white with red Siberian Retriever is sitting on a carpet and it is looking to the left. Its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling. The dog's ears are fluffy.

"Lestat, a Lab / Husky mix at 4 years old and 55 pounds—picture taken shortly before his 5th birthday and was killed."

Close up front view - A brown with tan Siberian Retriever puppy is laying on a carpet, it is placing its paw on a colorful toy in front of it.

"These are all photos taken by me of my son, Bowie, in our home. We got him from his mother, a Siberian Husky, after she had a litter of 8 pups. The father is a black Labrador Retriever. Bowie is the sweetest, most loyal, yet ornery/stubborn pup who loves to chew and get your attention. He has not yet experienced feeling cold because of his thick Husky coat. In these pictures, he is between 6 and 7 weeks old. He still has yet to grow into his paws. :)"

A small brown with tan Siberian Retriever puppy is sleeping on its right side on top of a green pillow.

Bowie the Lab / Husky mix breed dog at about 6 weeks old taking a nap

Close up head shot - A brown with tan Siberian Retriever puppy is laying on a carpet on its back and it has its front paws on its muzzle. One of the dog's ears is flipped inside out.

Bowie the Lab / Husky mix breed dog at about 7 weeks old covering his eyes with his paws

Close up head and upper body shot - A brown with tan Siberian Retriever puppy is laying on its back on a tan carpet and it is looking up.

Bowie the Lab / Husky mix breed dog at about 7 weeks old

A tan with white Siberian Retriever puppy is laying against the back of a pillow on a tan couch and it is looking forward. Its eyes are glowing green.

"This is Kaya. She is a Labrador / Husky mix as a puppy at 4 months old. She has the most loving, playful, friendly nature, but is REALLY destructive. She loves to chew (and swallow) material and digs everywhere. She has really strong hunting instincts and loves catching moles and mice. Although once she has killed them, she just plays with them. She is really boisterous with adults, but plays really gently with kids and usually gets very low to the ground in a submissive kind of behaviour."

Close up front side view - A black with tan Siberian Retriever dog is standing on a couch and it is looking to the left. Its mouth is open and its tongue is out.

Bears the male Husky / Lab mix at 10 months old

Front view - A big black with tan Siberian Retriever is sitting on a brown plaid couch looking at a remote on the arm of the couch. There is a person in a black ski hat sitting behind it and touching the dogs side.

Bears the male Husky / Lab mix at 10 months old

Front side view - A black, grey and white Siberian Retriever is standing in grass next to a person sitting on their knees in sand. To the right of the Retriever is a person that is touching the back of a dog.

"Tarkus the male Siberian Retriever lived a long, healthy life from 1969-1984. He died at 15 years old. He was the best travelling companion, either by foot or riding in vehicle."

The left side of a wolf looking, black, grey and white Siberian Retriever is looking forward. There is a person on its knee behind it.

Tarkus the male Siberian Retriever lived to be 15 years old.

A black, grey and white Siberian Retriever is laying down in grass and there is a brown low to the ground small Dachshund dog sniffing its head to the right of it.

Tarkus the male Siberian Retriever, who lived to be 15 years old, with his Dachshund friend