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West Siberian Laika

Eurasian hunter

Breed
FCI-5
Spitz and Primitive types
FCI
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Original Name : Zapadno-Sibirskaya Laika

Type : Lupoid

Male size : 21¼-23½ inches

Female size : 20½-22¾ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Russian Federation

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West Siberian Laikas are mainly bred for hunting in their native Russia. These versatile animals are also good herding and draft dogs. When they don’t work, they are well balanced but lively.

Head+

Shaped almost like an isosceles triangle.

lupoid

Body+

Strong withers, solid, straight back, short, elastic loins, broad, muscular, slightly sloping croup.

lupoid

Coat+

All shades of white, salt and pepper, red, gray. Black, particolored and matching patches are acceptable.

lupoid

Ears+

Set high, pricked, pointed.

lupoid

Tail+

Vigorously rolled over back or buttocks.

lupoid

Hair+

Hard topcoat, well developed undercoat.

lupoid

This Russian breed was produced by crossing two varieties of Laika with hunting dogs in the northern Urals and western Siberia. Outside of their native habitat, West Siberian Laikas are widespread in central Russia, where they are bred for hunting in large breeding centers. Medium-sized, clean-cut and robust, West Siberian Laikas have well developed muscles and bones, though they are never heavy or coarse.

Did you know ?

West Siberian Laikas are still used for hunting in their native Russia, so there are specialized kennels in several hunting areas.

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