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West Siberian Laika

West Siberian Laika

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-14 Years

West Siberian Laika Build Information

The West Siberia Laika, sometimes referred to as the WSL or Zapadno-Sibirskaia Laika, is a large, purebred hunting dog developed in Russia by indigenous Siberian people. They are medium to large size dog with a triangular shaped head, strong body, pointy ears and well developed chest has dense, double layered coat that is white, red, grizzle, or gray.

Length (Male):19-25 in.
Length (Female):18-20 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

These dogs are very self-confident, lively, and intelligent and will be fiercely loyal to their family. They can be territorial and protective, possibly aggressive and capable of defending itself, though they will never start a fight themselves. Intelligent and eager to learn, these dogs train easily under gentle trainer. They are very energetic and must be given lots of exercise to burn off their extra energy.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Friendly


Colors:Black, Gray, Sable, Salt & Pepper, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Soft

West Siberian Laika Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Hunting Companion:Yes