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East Siberian Laika Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about East Siberian Laika so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginRussia
Other Names
What other names does the East Siberian Laika have? The dog breed also known as...
Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is East Siberian Laika recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is East Siberian Laika recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Hunting Dogs section.
Price
How much does the East Siberian Laika puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? East Siberian Laika price:
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the East Siberian Laika, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a East Siberian Laika for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the East Siberian Laika gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? East Siberian Laika size:
Large
Weight
How much does the East Siberian Laika weigh? East Siberian Laika weight:
45-55 pounds (20-24 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the East Siberian Laika? East Siberian Laika average weight:
50 pounds (22 kg)
Height
How tall is the East Siberian Laika? East Siberian Laika height:
Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm), Female: 20–24 inches (51–60 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? East Siberian Laika average height:
Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm), Female: 20–24 inches (51–60 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the East Siberian Laika have? What does this canine coat look like?
StraightDoubleHarshCoarseThick
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper East Siberian Laika's coat?
GreyBrownWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the East Siberian Laika and how often?
Easy to groom: The East Siberian Laika doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. East Siberian Laika is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do East Siberian Laika dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika? East Siberian Laika shedding level:
East Siberian Laikas shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the East Siberian Laika breed.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the East Siberian Laika have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AggressiveFearlessProtectiveOutrightTemperedLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the East Siberian Laika? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: East Siberian Laika is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are East Siberian Laika dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
East Siberian Laikas are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The East Siberian Laika is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? East Siberian Laika sensitivity:
East Siberian Laikas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
East Siberian Laikas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika need? East Siberian Laika social needs:
East Siberian Laikas are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do East Siberian Laika dogs bark a lot? Why does my Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika bark?
Low to Average: The East Siberian Laika rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is East Siberian Laika good as a watchdog?
East Siberian Laikas are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the East Siberian Laika dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do East Siberian Laika dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
East Siberian Laikas are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the East Siberian Laika can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the East Siberian Laika will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do East Siberian Laika bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika? What are the odds of getting bitten by a East Siberian Laika? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The East Siberian Laika has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the East Siberian Laika do?
East Siberian Laikas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but East Siberian Laikas need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the East Siberian Laika to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does East Siberian Laika roam?
Wanderlust potential of the East Siberian Laika is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does East Siberian Laika have high prey drive?
East Siberian Laikas have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that East Siberian Laikas are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is East Siberian Laika good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
East Siberian Laikas are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
East Siberian Laikas adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
East Siberian Laikas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where East Siberian Laika dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
East Siberian Laikas are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are East Siberian Laika dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? East Siberian Laika and children:
East Siberian Laikas are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do East Siberian Laika dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
East Siberian Laikas are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is East Siberian Laika good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do East Siberian Laika dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
East Siberian Laikas are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the East Siberian Laika can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are East Siberian Laikas good office dogs? Do East Siberian Laikas make good office friendly dogs? Can East Siberian Laikas be office dogs?
No
East Siberian Laika is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do East Siberian Laika dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika temperament with senior people? Are East Siberian Laika dogs good for elderly owners?
East Siberian Laikas are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do East Siberian Laika dogs get along with other pets? Are East Siberian Laika dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
East Siberian Laikas are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is East Siberian Laika breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
East Siberian Laikas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can East Siberian Laika be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). East Siberian Laika is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can East Siberian Laika be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. East Siberian Laika is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can East Siberian Laika be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. East Siberian Laika is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can East Siberian Laika be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The East Siberian Laika is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can East Siberian Laika be a boat dog?
Not really
East Siberian Laika breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can East Siberian Laika be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. East Siberian Laika is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do East Siberian Laika dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The East Siberian Laika rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do East Siberian Laika dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a East Siberian Laika be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the East Siberian Laika breed hypoallergenic?
No
East Siberian Laikas don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the East Siberian Laika have?
East Siberian Laikas are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do East Siberian Laika dogs require per day?
East Siberian Laikas need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
East Siberian Laikas don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the East Siberian Laika need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? East Siberian Laika risk for obesity:
Average. The East Siberian Laika has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the East Siberian Laika's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The East Siberian Laika can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The East Siberian Laika has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the East Siberian Laika drool?
The East Siberian Laika is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female East Siberian Laika: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the East Siberian Laika have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the East Siberian Laika have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Pros & Cons of East Siberian Laika

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: East Siberian Laika is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: East Siberian Laikas are very easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The East Siberian Laika doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: East Siberian Laikas are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: East Siberian Laikas adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: East Siberian Laikas are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: East Siberian Laikas are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: East Siberian Laikas are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: East Siberian Laikas are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: East Siberian Laikas don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: East Siberian Laikas are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Shedding Level: East Siberian Laikas shed above average.
  • Mouthiness: East Siberian Laikas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the East Siberian Laika is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: East Siberian Laikas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: East Siberian Laika is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: East Siberian Laikas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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