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
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.
Shaped almost like an isosceles triangle.
Strong withers, solid, straight back, short, elastic loins, broad, muscular, slightly sloping croup.
All shades of white, salt and pepper, red, gray. Black, particolored and matching patches are acceptable.
Set high, pricked, pointed.
Vigorously rolled over back or buttocks.
Hard topcoat, well developed undercoat.
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.