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East Siberian Laika – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Medium
Weight: 44 - 50 pounds
Height: 20 to 26 inches
Longevity: 12
Bark Tendency: Medium
Aggression: High
Compatibility to other pets: Medium

Adopt an East Siberian Laika, Dog Breed Guide


The East Siberian Laika is available in various types. The major types are the Evenki and Irkutsk. The three more varieties of these breed which are the Tofolar, Amu and Yakutia are considered minor types. The East Siberian Laika types vary in physique and coat color.

Official Name

East Siberian Laika
Other Name – Vostotchno-Sibirsk


Date / Country – Russia
Family / Group- Northern, Nordic, Non-sporting, Spitz

Recognized By

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Australian National Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry, Inc.
American Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America, Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.


The East Siberian Laika is a spitz type hunting dog that originates in Russia’s Siberian region, specifically the areas east of the Yenisei River. This particular Laika breed was specifically bred to be very versatile hunters. These Laika-type dog breed can be used for a wide variety of small and large game. They are also very aggressive towards wild predators that may cross their paths while out on the hunt. This is one of four Russian Laika breed that is currently being breed in Russia today.


The East Siberian Laika will be highly aggressive towards large predators and tenacious towards large prey. The East Siberian Laika is one of the calmest and well-tempered Laika breed in Russia. These dogs have also proven to great watchdogs that will be very protective against strangers, suspicious individuals and intruders in general. These spitz-type dogs are also known to be good companions.

Bred For

The East Siberian Laika was originally bred to be natural hunters that excel in hunting a wide variety of small and large game.


The East Siberian Laika is not recommended for apartment life. It should have ample space so it can run.


East Siberian Laika have an all-weather coat is easy to care for. This dog sheds hair in average amounts.


East Siberian Laika may be tough to train for inexperienced dog owners. The key to have these dogs will trained is a very consistent, firm but also affection training method.


East Siberian Laikas are fairly healthy breed.


The East Siberian Laikas are very energetic dogs. It should be taken out for brisk walks at least 1 to 1 1/2 hour every day.