East Siberian Laika

USD $800-$1000 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 499
Origin Russia
Other Names Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $800-$1000
How much does it cost to buy a East Siberian Laika?
East Siberian Laika are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $800 to $1000 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most East Siberian Laikas can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large
Weight 45-55 pounds (20-24 kg)
Height Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm),
Female: 20–24 inches (51–60 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Hunting Dogs section.
Purpose Hunting Small and Large Game
Date of Origin 1947
Ancestry Japanese and Chinese Dogs, Wolf

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Coarse, Double, Harsh, Straight, Thick
Coat Colors Black, Brown, Grey, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Gray, Pied, Red, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Pin Brush, Scissors, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Aggressive, Defensive, Fearless, Loyal, Outright, Protective, Tempered
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the East Siberian Laika have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The East Siberian Laika is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in Russia. It is a working dog, used for hunting and herding. The East Siberian Laika has a thick double coat that comes in various colors, including white, black, gray, and brown. Its eyes are almond-shaped and its ears are triangular and erect.

The East Siberian Laika has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. It typically stands between 18 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 40 to 60 pounds.

The East Siberian Laika is an intelligent breed with a strong work ethic. It is loyal to its family but can be wary of strangers if not properly socialized from an early age. This breed loves being active outdoors and needs plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy.

The East Siberian Laika is generally friendly with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if it has been properly socialized from puppyhood. However, it may be aggressive towards strange animals or people if not trained correctly or given enough exercise or mental stimulation on a regular basis.

The temperament of the East Siberian Laika can vary depending on its environment; however it tends to be alert yet calm when indoors but energetic when outdoors or playing with its family members or other pets in the home.

In terms of health issues, the East Siberian Laika is generally healthy but may suffer from hip dysplasia as well as eye problems such as cataracts or progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). Regular vet checkups are recommended for this breed in order to detect any potential health issues early on before they become serious problems later on down the line.

When it comes to adaptability levels, the East Siberian Laika does best in colder climates due to its thick double coat which helps keep it warm during cold weather months; however this breed can also do well in warmer climates provided that they have access to air conditioning during hot summer days as well as plenty of shade when outside playing or exercising during these times too!

Overall this breed makes for an excellent pet due to its intelligence level combined with its loyalty towards family members; plus their need for regular exercise makes them great companions for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking or running!


The East Siberian Laika is a Russian dog breed that was once used for hunting and sledding. The breed almost became extinct during the Soviet Union, but has since become popular again. The East Siberian Laika is thought to be the ancestor of other Russian dog breeds, and is recognized as a separate breed by the Russian Kennel Club.

The East Siberian Laika is a large, wolf-like dog that was originally used for hunting in the forests of Russia. The breed was also used for sledding, as they are able to pull heavy loads. During the Soviet Union, the East Siberian Laika almost became extinct due to government policies that discouraged private ownership of dogs. However, the breed has since become popular again, and there are now many East Siberian Laikas in Russia.

The ancestry of the East Siberian Laika is unknown, but they are thought to be the ancestor of other Russian dog breeds such as the West Siberian Laika and the Russo-European Laika. The East Siberian Laika was recognized as a separate breed by the Russian Kennel Club in 2001.