People are amazed at what a golden retriever and Siberian husky mix looks like, with a video of the unique-looking dog amassing millions of views online.
Handsome Stanley has the features of an adorable golden, but the black and white coloring of a husky, his owner, named Trish, revealed in a TikTok video.
Trish uploaded a clip to her account, @trishtaylor22, last week where she asked viewers, “Have you ever wondered what a Siberian Husky Golden Retriever mix would look like?”
The camera pans to Stanley, who Trish, who is believed to be based in Canada, describes as “monochromatic”.
The clip, which can be seen here, has racked up some 2.5 million views, as its owner shared more about his personality in the comments, claiming he’s a “derp”.
The 9-year-old dog is “pretty cold”, she confirmed, adding that she rescued him when he was one year old.
Responding to questions about whether Stanley had inherited the husky’s USP – their howl – she admitted he only “growled” and was “pretty quiet”.
Huskies are notorious for their howls, as noted by the American Kennel Club (AKC): “Some dogs, such as hunting dogs and sled dogs, seem more inclined to howl than others.
“Sled dogs bark and howl at each other when pulling. This is usually caused by their enthusiasm for their job.”
He seems to have inherited another trait from this side, with huskies known to be “thick”, a characteristic born from the fact that he originally pulled sleds in freezing temperatures.
When asked if he was losing his hair, Trish said there were “tumbleweeds of hair all over my house”.
Golden retrievers are among the nation’s favorite pets, as Statista noted they were America’s fifth most popular breed in 2010 before dropping to fourth place in 2020.
That’s no surprise, as the AKC says the breed are “outgoing, trustworthy, eager-to-please family dogs that are relatively easy to train.
“They take a happy, playful approach to life and maintain that puppy-like behavior well into adulthood.”
The table below, provided by Statista, shows popular dog breeds.
People went wild online for Stanley, as Joshua Dubbeld exclaimed, “So gorgeous. It’s not what I expected, but it’s also so perfect.”
Cantcomplain wrote, “Now imagine a golden-furred husky.”
MainEventMan commented, “It’s literally a golden retriever who dressed up as a husky for Halloween.”
Kilo said: “I thought it would be a golden husky, but it’s a Siberian retriever.”
A random stranger thought, “That’s a golden retriever using husky skin.”
Newsweek contacted @trishtaylor22 for comment.
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