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East Siberian Laika

Size: Medium

Weight: 40 - 50 lbs.

Height: 22" - 25"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Russia (1800s)

Also Known As: Vostotchno-Sibirska�a La�ka

Group: Hunting

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

Because this is a working breed, the East Siberian Laika will get adequate exercise during daily tasks and will likely not need supplemental activities.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


The East Siberian Laika is calm and even-tempered. Slightly larger than the West Siberian Laika, this breed is an excellent hunting companion that finds game, traps it, and barks until the hunter arrives. It is also adept at sledding. This breed makes a good companion for homes without children and other pets.

Compatibility with Kids

Gets along well wiith children


Descending from similar ancestors as the West Siberian Laika, this breed was first recognized in 1947.