- Other names:
- Siberian Shepherd
The Gerberian Shepsky is a hybrid dog which is bred by crossing a Siberian Husky with a German Shepherd. As a hybrid they will inherit physical and behavioral traits of both the Siberian Husky and German Shepherd dog breeds. However, not all Gerberian Shepskys will inherit the same characteristics (even if from the same litter), so it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with both the German Shepherd and the Siberian Husky if you are planning on adopting a member of this breed.
These dogs are bred for work and make great family pets as well. This is one of the smarter breeds there is; Gerberian Shepskies are very quick learners and excel as guard dogs or watch dogs, among other things. They can be suspicious of strangers and aggressive towards other animals, but training, socialization, and firm, strong leadership from its owner can go great lengths to nullify these issues. Given the proper upbringing, the Shepsky will make for a loving, loyal, and brilliant companion.