West Siberian Laika



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Breed Description


West Siberian Laika is a medium sized, strong, nicely built dog with a wolf-like appearance overall. They are intelligent and very eager to learn. Their origin which is Western Siberia from which their name is derived from has some arctic conditions which influenced the nature of their hair.

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Size type:

Large dog breeds


This is a friendly dog which is intelligent, eager to learn, uncomplicated and honest, equable and sober.

Breed Group:

Hunting dog (UKC)


The shoulder height is 55-62cm (21 ½ -24 ½ in) for dogs and 51-58cm (20-22 ½ in) for bitches.


Female: 18.2–25 kg
Male: 18.2–25 kg


 This very original and healthy breed usually gets on well with its own kind and is very patient and loving with children. The West Siberian Laika is a true friend to humans. They will go into action if strangers visit but it will not pursue the warning aggression.  



The coat consists of straight, rough covering hair with masses of hair in the undercoat. Permitted colors are white, salt and pepper, grey, any shade of red, black and multi-colored.


The coat of the West Siberian Laika does not needs much attention. During moulting, which is normally of short duration but very heavy, the loose hairs are best removed using a comb with a double row of metal teeth.

The West Siberian Laika has an average demand for exercise but this does not mean it should be condemned to three brief trots around the corner a day.


The West Siberian Laika is not difficult to train. They learn commands quickly and like to work. Both agility skills and obedience training will be easily absorbed.

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