The East Siberian Laika is one of the four main varieties of Laika that we know today. In fact, there were many more of these varieties – at the end of the 19th century there were several dozen of them. All of these aboriginal dogs descended from the wolf in time immemorial, and still retain many similarities.
Laikas lived together with the indigenous peoples of the north, and, moreover, many nationalities had their own breed of Laikas. Over time, industrialization, the conquest of the north, contact of the indigenous people with newcomers and the emergence of other breeds, led to a decrease in the number of huskies. Needless to say – the number of aboriginal tribes at the beginning of the 20th century also steadily decreased. Therefore, it was decided to distinguish 4 main types of huskies, in order to preserve the breed from complete extinction. This is how:
- East Siberian Laika;
- West Siberian Laika;
- Karelo-Finnish Laika;
- Russian-European Laika;
The East Siberian Laika breed is considered rare all over the world today, while in Russia it is quite common. These dogs are recognized by all international cynological organizations.
These are dogs of medium size, athletic build, strong, strong, muscular. The muzzle is slightly elongated, the ears are erect, the limbs are of medium length, the tail is medium, curled up. The chest is pronounced, the coat is of medium length.
The East Siberian Laika breed carries many of the qualities of aboriginal hunting dogs, including hunting instincts. If you are fond of hunting, this dog is ideal for you as a pet. This is a hardy, intelligent, strong and extremely loyal dog that can spend a whole day in the forest without food, tracking the animal with its owner.
The breed has an excellent flair, keeps track well, and generally feels at home in the forest. However, the way it is – the forest for the East Siberian husky is really a home. From this follows a pattern – the best place to keep such a dog is a private house with its own yard. Although, this breed can easily adapt to a city apartment, provided that it receives regular access to the park and forest.
The East Siberian Laika gets along well with other dogs, especially if co-education begins at an early age. Small animals, including cats, are definitely going to be problematic. Cats can be taught, but you need to do this while your dog is still a puppy. The dog treats people well in general, but with strangers – with caution, which is quite natural.
If the dog is aware of himself as a watchdog, he will bark at strangers, but this breed is not suitable as a watch dog. In relation to his family, the pet shows great love and devotion, tries to please, although sometimes it can be stubborn. Not recommended for novice owners.
Children are perceived normally, especially if there is an opportunity to play with them. Has a high level of energy, needs long walks and various types of activity, including exercise, to maintain muscles. Not afraid of the cold.
These are very healthy and hardy dogs, with excellent immunity – they rarely get sick.