The hybrid called the Goberian is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed history, though the two breeds that combine to create the breed have long histories. It is said that the Golden Retriever was developed during the Victorian era and its ancestry may include the Tweed Water Spaniel, Yellow Retriever, Wavy-coated Retriever, Flat-coated Retriever and Red Setter. Though it is generally accepted that Dudley Majoribanks, Lord Tweedmouth was the person who produced the first dogs of the breed that became known as the Golden Retriever, documents suggest that the breed already existed prior to his breeding efforts at his Scotland estate. The American Kennel Club officially recognized the Golden Retriever as a breed in 1932.
The Siberian Husky was developed in Russia by an indigenous tribe known as the Chukchi. Original Siberian Huskies or their ancestors were likely used for hunting as well as pulling the sleds of the nomadic people with whom they lived. This allowed for faster and farther travel. These dogs were a significant part of the lives of the Chukchi and were bred for energy, endurance and companionship. In the early 1900’s dogs of the breed were brought to Alaska. In the winter of 1925 a diphtheria epidemic occurred in Nome, Alaska, putting everyone who lived in the area at risk. To deliver the necessary serum to the people in need, 20 sled drivers with over 100 dogs (mainly Siberian Huskies) made a 658-mile trip to obtain the necessary medication and bring it back. While the trip should have taken 25 days, with the dogs it was completed in under six, despite very difficult conditions. In 1930 the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club.