East – Siberian Laika

FCI-Standard N° 305


Group 5 Spitz and primitive types.

Section 2 Nordic hunting dogs.

With working trial.

UTILIZATION: Hunting dog for all-round purposes.


This native Russian breed of hunting dogs of aboriginal descent had been developing in its natural habitat for several thousands of years. The first information about the East-Siberian Laika appeared in the XIX century while discovering the territories of  Siberia and the Far East. In 1947, the East Siberian Laika breed received the group status and in 1981, the International Canine Organization (FCI) approved its standard.

East Siberian Laikas are well focused on а person, have a great passion for hunting and a balanced character (aggressive behavior towards a man is not typical for this breed).

The East-Siberian Laika is the largest of the hunting laikas. It is very well adapted to the hard work in the harsh conditions of the Siberian taiga. This breed is very simple in keeping, restores its strengths very quickly. Currently laikas are widely used in hunting and riding sports. The breed is highly valued in the Scandinavian countries.