East Siberian Laika

Other name: Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika

Photo: adult dog of East Siberian Laika breed
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Life expectancy

The East Siberian Laika has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 21 and 24 in
Male Between 22 and 25 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 66 lb
Male Between 44 and 66 lb
Coat colour
Black White Red
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour
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More details about the East Siberian Laika

East Siberian Laika: Origins and history

The East Siberian Laika is an exotic mix of Siberian wolf with the Chinese and Japanese spitz-type dogs that passed through the region centuries ago. It wasn’t until 1947 that she was granted her own breed name aside from that of her Laika cousins. Her number dipped as this all-purpose dog lost out in popularity to more specifically-purposed dogs, but efforts were made to build her number, and today her numbers are now safe, if still quite low.

FCI classification of the East Siberian Laika

  • Group 5 - Spitz and primitive types

  • Section 2 : Nordic Hunting Dogs

Training a East Siberian Laika

The East Siberian Laika is clever and eager to please, so training can be a joy – except when she rears that stubborn nature of hers.

East Siberian Laika: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £70 to £100 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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