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    East Siberian Laika (Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika)

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    History & Overview

    The East Siberian Laika, known in his native Russia as Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika, is a native Russian hunting dog which belongs to a group of three varieties: The Russian-European Laika, the West Siberian Laika, and the East Siberian Laika.

    Roles

    It was bred to hunt large game such as bear, deer, moose, and reindeer and was also used to pull sleds. His steady temperament, strong hunting instincts, endurance, health, excellent scenting ability, and independent character made him very popular among the hunters of the taiga region and as mountain areas in Central and East Siberia.

    Character

    Although wolflike in appearance, the East Siberian Laika is very trainable and has shown excellent record in agility and obedience competitions. These dogs are very intelligent and thrive on human companionship. They need a job to realize their full potential and get bored quickly. The East Siberian Laika is very affectionate and devoted to his master and family dogs.

    Appearance

    The East Siberian Laika has a double coat: the harsh and straight outer coat and a well developed, thick, soft, abundant, woolly undercoat. The coat on the head and ears is short and dense, while on the shoulders and the neck it tends to be longer than on the rest of the body and forms a collar. Limbs are covered with short, harsh, dense coat.

    There us no feathering on the rear legs. The hair between the toes keeps the foot warm. This breed comes in black and tan, black, black and white, white, and white with patches (piebald). The tail is curled or in sickle shape carried over the back. These dogs stand 20 – 25 inches at withers and weigh 40 – 55 pounds.

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