East Siberian Laika

Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Good With Dogs
Watchdog Ability


East Siberian Laika is one of the biggest hunting breeds in the world. The first dogs have been described in the 40s of the 20th century by canine expert K.G.Abramov. The first provisional standard was adopted in 1949, and current one - in 1981. The breed appeared after multiple crosses between Even, Lamud, Amur and other similar by qualities and exterior Laika dogs. These animals were used by locals for hunting wild animals - big and small, as well as to pull carriages of goods.

Physical characteristics

Compared to the West Siberian Laika, the East one has a greater length of the body, but less resistant backbone. It has medium size, robust construction and fairly well-developed musculature. The height at the withers of the male is about 55 - 64 cm, of the females – 51 - 60 cm. The East Siberian Laika has coarse, straight, thick hair with a well developed undercoat. The tail is well coated with longer hair on the underside. All representatives of the breed have hair between the nails of the feet.

Character and behavior

East Siberian Laika is a Russian hunting dog with highly developed orientation and enhanced reflexes. They adapt very easily to any environment. This characteristic will help you if you are not in an area with a northern climate, as these dogs very quickly and almost effortlessly are able to adapt to different climates. They possess exceptional speed, agility and endurance. The East Siberian Laika is not known for his aggression towards people, but it will not prevent you from train your pet to guard and protect because this dog surely will warn you at any questionable visit.

Training and education

These animals are extremely loyal to their master and choose one person from the family to be their leader. You need to engage your dog with exercise and tasks from an early age. This will help in the future training of your puppy.

If you are looking for puppies for sale, that can become your hunting companions, you should know that the Siberian Laika needs a special education and it is even better to hire a personal trainer for greater success. This is undoubtedly a very intelligent dog and will quickly understand what you want from him.

Health problems

These big dogs are endowed with good health and almost don't suffer from hereditary diseases.

Moreover, this breed has a protective enzymes in the stomach, which processed harmful foods, swallowed after a day of hunt. You will not have any problems with the nutrition, because this is one of the most undemanding breeds. The average life expectancy is between 12 and 15 years.

Grooming and care

Caring for a Siberian Laika is not difficult and does not require much effort. An apartment is not a good place to raise your puppy because of the need for space and movement. If you do not pay enough attention to your pet, it will turn its unused energy to destroy your home. The coat needs frequent combing. It is recommended to bring your puppy to regular check ups at the veterinarian's office.

Children and other pets

The East Siberian Laika gets along very well with children and is the most kind and good-tempered Laika in Russia. It is fairly easy to teach your dog not chase other pets. Like with many other hunting dogs, rabbits and cats are really tempting to any Laika.

Interesting facts

East Siberian Laikas are skillful and strong fighters, but they are not the perfect pit fighting dogs, because they don't get into combat just for solving problems, nor for killing other dogs or for sport.