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West-Siberian Laika dog breed - photos and description

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The main features of the breed

Care:Need regular care
Molt:Sheds heavily seasonally
Need for activity:Need a moderate amount of exercise
Tolerance of loneliness:They really need people
Type of wool:Medium, Fluffy
Friendly to strangers:Fairly friendly
Intellect:Working intelligence
Learnability:Very easy to learn
Specialization:Companions, Hunting
Tendency to bark:Almost don't bark, quiet ones

The West Siberian Laika is the most numerous species of Laika, descended from taiga hunting dogs that have lived on the territory of the West Siberian Plain since ancient times. The West Siberian Laika is a hunter’s best friend and assistant, working with any type of game. Balanced, but not phlegmatic, independent, but not trying to dominate everyone, West Siberian huskies have been valued by fishermen since ancient times for their extraordinary prey and devotion to their owner. Adding to the breed's attractiveness is its unpretentiousness in everyday life, as well as the ability of its representatives to restore lost strength almost on the go. Figuratively speaking, West Siberian huskies are tireless hunters of forest trophies, who are sincerely happy to work hard and will not meticulously examine the contents of their own bowl.
  The “talkativeness” of the breed should not be discounted. Barking for her is not another attempt to play on your nerves, but a means of communication, so do not count on hearing a loud “Woof!” pet only for hunting.

  Their agility, innate playfulness and curiosity make West Siberian Laikas wonderful hunters and athletes, but they are not the most outstanding companions. Accordingly, if seasonal trips for trophies do not interest you as such, there is no point in getting involved with the breed. Chasing an animal for a husky is perhaps the main purpose of its existence, and depriving an animal of this joy is simply cruel.

  For the West Siberian Laika, any person is either a friend or a future buddy, which, of course, affects the dog’s security and watchdog qualities. On the one hand, the animal is not deprived of them and, with proper training, is capable of driving away unwanted persons from its home. On the other hand, too ardent defense of the owner’s property indicates the instability of the four-legged comrade’s psyche, which is unacceptable in principle for a hunting breed.

  West Siberian huskies respect the laws of the pack and never measure their strength with those who are weaker, so it is quite reasonable to leave them to look after children, to whom the dogs are friendly and patronizing. It is believed that West Siberian huskies are prone to showing independence and should not be limited in this. Nevertheless, representatives of this breed will not fight with a person for the right to be a leader for any price. The owner of a husky is a friend and mentor, with whom she sees no point in competing, because working in pairs is much more interesting and correct.

  The hunting instincts of representatives of the West Siberian Laika breed make themselves felt not only in the wild. In particular, West Siberian huskies are very intolerant towards any animals that they are not personally familiar with. Experienced dog lovers also know that keeping several West Siberian Laika males in the same area is an amateur’s pleasure with a very consistent character, since the dogs almost never stop competing with each other and finding out “who’s boss.”