At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 40 - 50 lbs.

Height: 22" - 25"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

East Siberian Laika

Also know as: Vostotchno-Sibirskaļa Laļka

Group: Sporting

Origin: Russia (1800s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

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

Temperament / Behavior
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.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: 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: No special grooming requirements.


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