South Russian Ovcharka
Rusia FCI 326

South Russian Ovcharka

It is a dog that reacts fast, is strong, balanced and lively, with a tendency to be dominant and very active in defense.

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History

The ancestry of the South Russian Ovcharka It comes from the thick-haired bearded dogs that were brought along with fine wool sheep to the steppe regions of the South from Spain. This fact is mentioned in volume XXVI (1830 and., St. Petersburg) from the complete collection of the laws of the Russian Empire. These agile medium-sized dogs, modern-like Catalan Sheepdog, they were able to corner the flocks of sheep and protect them. These dogs brought from Spain spontaneously mated with local shepherds and hunting dogs, who had been raised there as sheep since ancient times. Later, these crossbreeds spread throughout the southern regions of Russia and they were even known abroad, in western countries or in Europe as “the russian shepherd”. In 1867, a gold medal was awarded to Russian Shepherd Dog at the World's Fair in Paris for its beauty. However, the real selection started in 1898, in Crimea, en Askania – Nova, the demesne of the Russian baron of German origin Mr. Friedrich von Falz-Fein. He was the person who gave the breed modern typical traits and called it “South Russian Ovcharka“.

Numerous offspring with local hounds had led to increased height and white color dominance, added a certain lightness of confirmation and a few chest flattening typical of fast-running dogs, as well as tucked-in belly and more pronounced angles of the hindquarters. The last typical characteristics of the conformation and the name “South Russian Ovcharka” they were finally assigned to the breed in the period of the USSR, in the early decade of 1930, when the first official breed standard was approved. The dogs of South Russian Ovcharka they are easy to maintain and can easily adapt to various weather conditions due to their resistance, and they are always ready to protect their owners and their properties. These dogs are exceptionally loyal and dedicated to their owners., but at the same time it should not be expected that the South Russian Ovcharka be friendly to strangers.

Physical characteristics

The South Russian Ovcharka it is a medium to large size dog, medium-bodied, not robust, with strong bones and powerful dry muscles. Sexual dimorphism is well defined, males are more bulky compared to females and have larger heads. The top line is a characteristic feature of the breed; forms a slight curve over the spine. The body, the head, the limbs and tail are covered in thick fur, long and disheveled that gives a deceptive impression of clumsiness and heaviness, but actually the South Russian Ovcharka he is a fast and agile dog. The eyes, slightly almond-shaped, must be dark and horizontally arranged. The ears are relatively small, triangular and hanging.

  • Hair: the cloak is made up of long hair (10-15 cm.), often dense and slightly wavy, hard with abundant undercoat.
  • Color: uniform white allowed, White grey (Ash), white with gray traces, stained gray; fawn white robes are rarer, straw and completely gray.
  • Size: males, minimum 65 cm.; females, minimum 62 cm.. Individuals of 75 cm or more.

Observations and tips

Puppies are sometimes born light gray in color and turn white with the first shedding.

Character and skills

It is a dog that reacts fast, is strong, balanced and lively, with a tendency to be dominant and very active in defense. Very smart and responsive, is very balanced but easily takes action if your family's safety is threatened. It is very good with the owners, children included.

South Russian Ovcharka Pictures

South Russian Ovcharka videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
  • FCI 326
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • UKC – Herding dogs

  • FCI Standard of the South Russian Ovcharka breed
  • SOUTH RUSSIAN SHEPHERD DOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Yuzhnorússkaya Ovcharka, Ukrainian Ovcharka, Ukrainian Shepherd Dog, Yuzhak, South Ukrainian Ovcharka, South Russian Shepherd Dog, South Russian Sheepdog (English).
      2. berger de l’Ukraine (French).
      3. Juschnorusskaja Owtscharka, Südrussischer Schäferhund, Ioujnorousskaïa Ovtcharka (German).
      4. pastor-da-ucrânia (Portuguese).
      5. Pastor Ucraniano, Pastor del sur de Rusia (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – Southern Russian Shepherd by https://www.pexels.com/es-es/foto/perro-2042862/
    2 – South Russian Ovcharka during dog’s show in Racibórz, Poland by user:chained / CC BY-SA
    3 – South Russian Ovcharka during dog’s show in Racibórz, Poland by user:chained / CC BY-SA
    4 – South Russian Ovcharka during dog’s show in Racibórz, Poland by user:chained / CC BY-SA
    5 – Wikimania Images by Sailesh by Sailesh Patnaik / CC BY-SA

    Borzoi
    Rusia FCI 193 - Russian Greyhound

    Borzoi

    The Borzoi It is an affectionate and obedient dog with the master


    The Borzoi or Russian Greyhound , It is a breed of dog developed in Russia.

    Descended from the Arabic Greyhound being similar to a dog Ovejero Russian. Formerly known as the Russian Greyhound, It was originally bred to hunt wolves and hares. It is graceful, strong and fast, reaching a height of between 66 and 79 cm and a weight from 25 until 48 kg.

    Read all about the race by clicking on: Russian Greyhound

    • Alternative names: Barzoï / Russian Wolfhound / Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya / Psovoi / Russischer wondhund
    • Group 10 / Section 1 – Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds

    Dogs breeds: Russian Greyhound


    Black Russian Terrier
    Rusia FCI 327 - Pinscher and Schnauzer

    Terrier Ruso Negro

    The Black Russian Terrier, need plenty of exercise, and it can be hyperactive and destructive

    Content

    History

    The Black Russian Terrier, (in Russian: Чёрный терьер), abbreviated as BRT, known, also as dog of Stalin (Sobaka Stalina), It is a breed of dog developed to serve as a guard dog and dog police.

    The breed was recognized as such in July of 2004, by the American Kennel Club.

    Despite its name, Black Russian Terrier, is not a pure Terrier: It is believed that they were used around twenty races in its development, including (among others) to the Airedale Terrier, the Giant Schnauzer, the Rottweiler, the Newfoundland, the Ovtcharka and the Moscow water dog, now extinct.

    Physical characteristics

    The Russian black terrier much more resemble a Schnauzer that to a Terrier. The head is long, with flat front. The strong muzzle. The eyes are small and dark. The trunk is solid. The limbs are straight and muscular.

    The Black Russian Terrier, gives the impression of great strength, agility and value. It is a robust dog, rustic in appearance (but not fat), and it must not appear as if his hair was sculpted or trimmed, must see bright in nature, and slightly curly.

    The coat is hard and dense, is not very smooth to the touch, It is as curly and the length of the hair will be of 4 a 10 cm.. The longest hair found in the beard and eyebrows, with a mane (not very dense but longer than the rest of the body) What, extends, slightly, the cross and the neck, most pronounced feature in males. The coat is low detachment and the color is black with some gray hair.

    According to the FCI standard (1983), the male must have a height of 66 a 72 cm to the cross and the female of 64 a 70 cm., with a tolerance of +/- 2 cm.. They must weigh between 35-70 kg.

    Did You Know?

    Although the word Terrier on their behalf, Black Russian Terrier is a member of the Working Group of the American Kennel Club.

    Character and skills

    The Black Russian Terrier, is a safe dog, quiet, very intelligent, brave and loyal. It should never be shy. It may seem distant, or perhaps independent, but in their basic needs, is the human company and love of his family.

    It is a healthy dog in general and their life expectancy is around the 14 years.

    Because of his upbringing as a working dog, has a very strong instinct worker (“the work ethic”), and that is why it is good to provide the animal some games to understand work roles, will be so happy.

    Initial training is a necessity, that you will take advantage of any owner who has not been able to establish a domain course. They are very sensitive to education and often Excel at obedience competitions. Also, they are very good in various dog sports, such as agility.

    The Black Russian Terrier, need plenty of exercise, and it can be hyperactive and destructive if it does not have the opportunity to burn their energy.

    Ratings of the Black Russian Terrier

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Black Russian Terrier” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Black Russian Terrier images

    Black Russian Terrier videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 2 –> Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid breeds - Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattle Dogs. . / Section 1.4 –> Pinscher and Schnauzer. Working trial optional.
    • FCI 327
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
    • FCI nomenclature breed Black Russian Terrier
    • RUSSIAN BLACK TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Chornyi, Russian Bear Schnauzer, Russian Black Terrier, Chornyi Terrier (English).
      2. Terrier noir russe, errier noir (French).
      3. Russischer Schwarzer Terrier, Russischer Schwarzer Terrier (German).
      4. Terrier preto da Rússia, Cão de Stalin, chiorny Terrier (Portuguese).
      5. Perro de Stalin (Spanish).

    Black Russian Terrier
    Rusia FCI 327

    Black Russian Terrier

    The Black Russian Terrier, need plenty of exercise, and it can be hyperactive and destructive

    History

    The Black Russian Terrier, in Spanish Terrier Ruso Negro (in Russian: Чёрный терьер), abbreviated as BRT, known, also as dog of Stalin (Sobaka Stalina), It is a breed of dog developed to serve as a guard dog and dog police.

    The breed was recognized as such in July of 2004, by the American Kennel Club.

    Despite its name, Black Russian Terrier, is not a pure Terrier: It is believed that they were used around twenty races in its development, including (among others) to the Airedale Terrier, the Giant Schnauzer, the Rottweiler, the Newfoundland, the Ovtcharka and the Moscow water dog, now extinct.



    To read all about the race, click on the link –> Black Russian Terrier

    Russo-European Laika
    Rusia FCI 304 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Russo-European Laika

    It is characterized by its great sense of orientation and its tendency to avoid being confined.

    Content

    History

    The Laika it is an original breed of dog from the far north. They are spread across the entire land mass of Eurasia, from Finland to the Bering Sea. The Laika, in its three variants, It is the breed of dog with the largest closed range of all. In the first place it was called a hunting dog. In the villages of Siberia, However, it is useful in many ways. In addition to his role as a hunting dog, It is a protection dog and a guard dog and has even proven its worth as a sled dog.

    Some associate a dog named “Laika” with the history of space travel. Because the dog Laika was the first living being sent into space by humans. His heat death in the cramped Soyuz capsule was planned from the start. But Laika is also the name of a breed of dog. Most of these dogs are extremely robust and intelligent with a huge gene pool. The Laika It is a breed of dog that has been recognized by the canine world since very early. From the time around 1880 there are several descriptions about these dogs. At that time the animals were already participants in the Moscow dog shows. For thousands of years they had enormous economic and cultural importance. Large parts of Siberia were able to develop by humans only with the help of these dogs.

    In the Middle Ages to modern times the Laika played a central role in the fur trade, what made old russia rich. The Laika he was the best hunter of martens. “The hunting dogs of the Sable they must be fugitives, with an exquisite nose, thin face and ears, and possess great sharpness and intelligence.” So it is said in the old reports. Today, hunting wild boar and other game animals is the specialty of this breed. By the way, the name comes from the Russian word “lajat” for “to bark”. The Laika seek and chase the game quietly at first. Once they have caught it, they start barking loudly so the hunter can find it – Hence the name.

    Until the years 40, the Laika they were raised according to the old tradition. Without any more preambles, the most suitable specimens were taken for common work with and for humans. They were then provided with a standard for modern pedigree dog breeding.
    In 1947 Four races of Laika were established by the Russian Congress of Cynologists, three of them are recognized by the FCI today:

    Then there is the Finnish Spitz, that the Russians call the Karelo-Finnische Laika. But the Laika it has nothing to do with the spitz as we know it. They have a completely different nature, although they may look similar on the outside. The races of Laika are very similar to each other and often only differ in details.

    Here we describe the Russo-European Laika, which has found a certain diffusion especially in eastern Germany. This still has its roots in the times of the GDR. From 1950 the Laika have been hunters here. Last but not least, but not less important, many of those who worked in the construction of pipelines in the vastness of the Soviet Union brought the race Laika To Germany.

    Physical characteristics

    The Russo-European Laika is a dog's size medium, strong, with a slightly longer and dense coat. On the head and ears the hair is short and dense. The construction is almost square. The Laika wears its well feathered tail on its back. The head is reminiscent of a European Spitz with wide awake eyes. Wears it upright like a triangle with pointed ears. The official FCI standard describes a strong dog: “The muscles are dry and well trained. A strong bone structure. Sex differences are clearly marked”. The height at the withers is between 52 and 58 centimeters in males. Bitches are a 2 smaller cm. No weight given. The coat color doesn't really play a role with the Laika. In the Russo-European Laika black with white are considered typical colors.

    Character and skills

    The Laika is a thoroughbred hunting dog. Has a distinctive sharpness of play, defend the prey, it's focused, but not sharp.

    The characteristics that recommend it as a hunting dog and that allow it to survive in the harsh living conditions of Siberia, they do not facilitate its maintenance as a companion and family dog. Therefore, serious breeding expressly attaches importance to a good socialization of the puppies already in the breeder.

    As a thoroughbred hunter you have a high level of initiative and want to work independently and with perseverance.. Some experience is needed, consistency and patience to direct this independent head. Otherwise, he would follow his thoughts and instincts at the right opportunity and hunt on his own.

    Needs a busy master or caregiver who is able and willing to allow a lot of movement. Worth it. The Laika they are really big dogs: Highly intelligent, docile and seemingly unlimited capacity. You have to merge very closely with this dog. Then follow your caregiver without contradictions. It is a fantastic experience of nature to roam the landscape with this wide awake dog.

    The ideal is, if you can lead him on the hunt. The Laika is not a guard dog, but he is willing to defend his family effectively. In front of other dogs he has no interest or is even dominant; seems to feel he is far superior to most local house dogs with his rustic body control and keen emergency senses.

    A true Laika, not bred for exhibitions, embodies a wonderful piece of Nordic nature.

    Attitude

    The Laika not at all a dog for beginners. It has high demands on its maintenance, that stem from your destiny as a hunting dog. In addition, it is a very independent working dog. If one wants to have the clear leading role as a human, this requires a lot of understanding of the dog. This opens the possibility of a very special intimate relationship between man and dog., which is not based on submission but on mutual respect and true friendship. In addition to his passion for hunting, can also be used for the agility and other sports with dogs. Here he is also enormously powerful but also demanding. So it's not enough to just go to dog sports with him once a week.. Monotonous reps aren't your thing either.

    On the other hand, is not picky about attitude. However, a property (well secured) must be available, because at Laika he likes to stay out, what is not to be confused with kennel maintenance. During the hunt the animal never loses contact with its guide. Shows an extraordinary sense of direction, a vital feature in the vastness of Russia. So almost always find – if you want – an exit from the property, and again. A proper hunting guide is ideal. Otherwise, need a teacher or a lover of outdoor sports. The breed is extremely robust and adaptable, but it is not a dog for a flat.

    Education of the Russo-European Laika

    The Russo-European Laika can be well trained for a very experienced dog owner. But you have to get involved with him very intensely. He is open and honest and likes to work with his master and mistress, although his “will to please” be limited. Not a partner for any kind of tricks. Has no problems and is frugal in daily handling, whenever you have your workload on hunting or dog sports.

    Care and health of the Russian-European Laika

    The Russo-European Laika it is absolutely easy to clean. Just need a little grooming here and there, during the coat change a little more.

    Nutrition

    The Laika is free of problems in its nutrition.

    The life expectancy of the Russo-European Laika

    It is not for the world of cacina exhibitions, the Laika healthy breed can easily reach the 12 years and much more with a good physical condition.

    Buy a Laika

    As a buyer you should make sure you get a Laika from a breeder who does not inbreed and only allows natural mating.. Other practices are diametrically opposed to respect and love for these original and robust dogs. If you are interested in a Laika, The first thing you should do is check if you want and can spend a close life, common and sporty with these dogs for at least the next ten years. Then you should get information from a local breeder, who is affiliated with a nodic dog club. A puppy of this breed costs around 1.000 EUR.

    Typical diseases of the Russo-European Laika

    The Laika it is a very healthy and extremely robust breed of dog, as long as he's not unilaterally bred by a supposed beauty in the dog show business. Hardly any other breed of dog today is fortunate enough to have access to such a large population., naturally original, to a genetic potential as great as the Laika in the vastness of Russia. One can only hope that this great opportunity will be seized by the breeding clubs..

    Images of the Russo-European Laika

    Photos:

    1 – Russo-European Laika by https://pxhere.com/de/photo/540768
    2 – Russo-European Laika by https://pxhere.com/de/photo/962571
    3 – Russo-European Laika by https://pxhere.com/de/photo/828184
    4 – Russo-European Laika male on Dog Show in Katowice, 2006 by Konrad Loesch / CC BY
    5 – Russo-European Laika by Timarflex / CC BY-SA
    6 – Russo-European Laika by tracey r / CC BY

    Russo-European Laika Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 304
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. With working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    FCI Russo-European Laika breed standard

    Russo-European Laika FCI Russo-European Laika FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Laĭka (English).
      2. Laĭka (French).
      3. Russisch-Europäischer Laïka, Laĭka (German).
      4. Laika (Portuguese).
      5. Laika (Spanish).

    West Siberian laika
    Rusia FCI 306 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Laika de Siberia Occidental

    In its country of origin, Russia, The West Siberian Laika has been bred as a hunting dog for centuries.

    Content

    History

    West Siberian Laika (Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka), is the product of the cross between closely related species of Chanteisk laika and Mansijak with Russian hunting dogs from the north of the Urals and Western Siberia. Outside its area of origin in areas mainly populated by hunters, This race has widely spread to central areas of Russia; This type of dog that abounds on these sites, they are reared in large installations. In different hunting regions there are special kennels for breeding the West Siberian laika.

    Recognition by the FCI

    From 1980 the Russo-European Laika as well as the East Siberian Laika have been recognized as independent breeds by the FCI in addition to the West Siberian laika. However, the Yakutian Laika, as well as other types of Laika, as the Jezdoraja Laika, the Nenezker Weather or the Karelo-Finnish Laika, are not internationally recognized until now. Within the FCI the three breeds of Laika are classified in the group 5, Together with the Gray Norwegian Elkhound and the Karelian Bear Dog, form the Section 2 “Nordic Hunting Dogs” within this group.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a variable value hunting dog, but also shooting or for sledge. Is medium-sized, Slim and strong Constitution. Her bone structure is well developed, is not mass or rough. Muscle is strong and well developed. It has a strongly coiled tail, He takes her on the back or the back.

    Its fur is hard, short, with developed internal fluff. The outer layer is thick and straight. The internal fluff is abundant and dense hair's outer layer which gives a distant and leafy appearance. In the head, You ears and part of limb hair is short. On the cross, neck and back of legs the hair is longer than forming a collar in the region of the neck and a beard in the cheek area; the rear extremities presents some feathers.

    Is white, salt and pepper, Red or gray in all colors. Allow the color black, also spotted or with the same color plates.

    Strong similarity to the wolf

    With the often hairier males, it even produces a kind of mane. This feature reminds of a wolf, with which the Laika not only share the pointed and high ears, narrow wedge-shaped head and small oblique eyes, but also strong teeth and coat color, often similar to wolf.

    Varied coat colors and a typical striped tail

    However, the colors of him West Siberian laika are very diverse depending on the wide range of the breed and the large number of local strokes, ranging from pure white to black, pepper and salt, the color of the wolf, reddish brown, grey, the pied or the spotted. Characteristic of all races of Russian Laika is the striking striped tail, worn both on the side and on the back.

    Character and skills

    Independent hunter and close ally.

    Like most hunting dogs, the West Siberian laika also has some independence. Not only in hunting, but also as a watchdog, companion dog or sled dog, sometimes acts independently and autonomously. However, this does not mean that it cannot adapt to its humans. On the contrary: the Laika feels closely connected to her reference person and always seeks their proximity. Even when hunting, never strays too far from his guide and ensures every 20 or 30 minutes of hunter following.

    The intense relationship with humans allows him Laika – despite its original roots – be used as a herding dog, protection, guard or shooting.

    Life in the family

    Once an owner has earned the trust of his Laika, even the most demanding training goals can be achieved. It is important that the West Siberian laika have a firm place in your “in the sense” from the beginning and allow him to participate closely in the life of his people. In doing so, is closely linked to your “leader of the pack”, but also shows himself as a patient and loving companion when dealing with other family members, especially with the children. If you socialize early and comprehensively, living with other dogs and pets usually works without problems.

    Activities with the West Siberian laika

    Despite these characteristics, the West Siberian laika is and remains primarily a working dog, for which his “work” is as important as its people. A life as a pure domestic and family dog ​​certainly does not do justice to its nature.. Only if you can sufficiently demonstrate your stamina, agility, speed and intelligence, will present himself at home as a calm and balanced companion.

    The West Siberian laika I want to be “needy” and, therefore, you should definitely receive an assignment that challenges you both physically and mentally. Owners who don't run their Laika like the hunter he is, they must provide for sufficient substitute employment, for example, in sport form (Agility), training dog sport, runway and nose work or training as a rescue dog.

    Health of the West Siberian laika

    Unlike many other dog breeds, which often developed rather by coincidence, Russian dogs already had exact ideas about the useful characteristics of this breed very early. The breeding of him West Siberian laika it was soon subjected to strict controls and took place in breeding stations approved by the central state. In order to preserve the excellent qualities of hunting, officially organized tests were introduced. Dogs that did not meet the high requirements for use were systematically excluded from breeding.

    Healthy and robust working dogs

    Strict breeding requirements and tough selection led to the good hunting dog qualities and excellent sensory perceptions of dogs being preserved to this day. At the same time, high concentration on utility ensured that outward appearances became less of an affair. A breeding of pure beauty, that as the examples of other dog breeds show, often led to health problems, was avoided in the West Siberian laika. The hereditary diseases typical of the breed, with which fashionable dogs often fight, are not known in this original breed. Even generalized joint diseases, such as dysplasia of the hip joint (HD), rarely occur in this Laika.

    Nutrition of the West Siberian laika

    Dog owners shouldn't change their diet too often either.. Although the West Siberian laika is not very picky about his diet, the constant changes in the food plate could overload even your robust stomach. As a descendant of the wolf, dogs don't need many different foods to stay healthy. Unlike us humans, that we should have a diet as varied as possible and whose menu includes meat, fish and vegetables, as well as potatoes, noodles and other cereal products, dogs need meat above all. Both their teeth and their digestion are oriented to the processing of foods based on meat. Different types of meat and changing tastes are, by the way, desirable with respect to this main ingredient.

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    Pay attention to your dog's nutritional needs. Whether you feed your dog wet meat, dry, raw (BARF) or cooked, it is important that the amount and content of the food meet the specific nutritional needs of your dog. These requirements depend on very individual criteria such as race, size, age, activity level and health status and may vary accordingly. If the composition is correct, a Laika adult can get by with one or two meals a day. After feeding, the feeding bowl should be cleaned and should only be available again the next day or for the next meal. It is better to avoid snacking between meals or the constant administration of treats. However, fresh drinking water should always be available for your dog.

    Buying a West Siberian Laika

    With his healthy nature, robust and original, the West Siberian laika satisfies the desire of many dog ​​lovers for something “Wild” in our modern and civilized everyday life. And finally, but not less important, the wolf appearance of this breed fascinates people. This natural beauty, coupled with excellent hunting performance, made of him West Siberian laika one of the most popular dog breeds of the former Soviet Union already in 1960.

    How much does a West Siberian laika puppy cost?

    In Europe, the Time to fall still rarely seen. So it is extremely difficult outside of Russia to get a purebred Laika from a proven breeding line.. Long, arduous roads and a comparatively high puppy price between 1.300 and 1.500 EUR are the rule. Even if you have found a suitable breeder after a long search, you may be advised not to buy a Laika. Don't be surprised if during the first meeting you are asked very personal questions about your profession., their living conditions, your future plans and marital status. For committed and serious breeders, the welfare of dogs is, as a last resort, more important than financial benefit. After all, keeping such a demanding animal takes a long time, experience and space.

    People who are primarily attracted to the appearance and originality of this Laika they must therefore carefully consider whether their living conditions and character really fit this breed. If in the end you are still convinced that the West Siberian laika is the correct breed, you must prepare well for the purchase of the new “family member”. Not only are you doing yourself a favor, but above all the dog, because this Laika demands your undivided attention “handler” and does not tolerate a change of owner very well.

    Caring for the West Siberian laika

    Although the West Siberian laika he is a very robust dog, you need not only a healthy diet but also proper care to stay healthy and vital. Its hard and soft top layer repels dirt and water well, but you still need to brush regularly (about twice a week). During the change of coat, you Laika should be brushed daily to remove dead hair and strands. In general, the owners of this breed of dog should not be disturbed by the hair of the dogs in the house, because although the West Siberian laika he is basically a very clean dog, lose a lot of hair, that spreads across the sofa, the carpet and the floor. In addition to the toilet, the claws should be regularly shortened and the ears, teeth and feet should be checked and cleaned.

    Keeping

    Regarding the attention, the time required can be manageable, but the use of a Laika alone takes a lot of time (free). Who chooses a West Siberian laika should therefore not have to work full time. This human-oriented working dog is not made for long periods of solitude. As an original hunting dog needs a lot of career, an appropriate task and lots of contact with your reference person. A hatchery in a small town flat is, therefore, as unsuitable as a kennel. The dog of the Siberian breed is most comfortable in a house with a large fenced garden, where you can be close to your humans at all times.

    No dog for beginners

    Also for the education of this Laika a close relationship between dog and human is a basic requirement. If your dog trusts you, you can trust your competence and sovereignty as “leader of the pack” and is sure of his closeness and love, will follow you willingly – despite its original roots as an independent hunting dog. But to reliably fulfill the role of a competent leader of the pack, technical knowledge is required, consistency and strength of character. The West Siberian laika certainly not a beginner dog.

    Evaluations of the West Siberian laika

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “West Siberian laika” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

    adaptation ⓘ

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    Dog friendly ⓘ

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    Hair loss ⓘ

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    Affection Level ⓘ

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    Need to exercise ⓘ

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    Apartment ⓘ

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    Grooming ⓘ

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    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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    Health Issues ⓘ

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    Territorial ⓘ

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    Cat Friendly ⓘ

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    intelligence ⓘ

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    versatility ⓘ

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    Child Friendly ⓘ

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    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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    Playfulness ⓘ

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    West Siberian laika pictures

    Photos:

    1 – West Siberian laika by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:West_Siberian_Laika.jpg
    2 – West Siberian laika by ecured
    3 – Riga, Baltic Winner -2013, 9-10 Nov by Tomasyna / CC BY-SA
    4 – Riga, Baltic Winner -2013, 9-10 Nov by Tomasyna / CC BY-SA
    5 – First-generation (F1) wolf-dog hybrid from Wildlife Park Kadzidlowo, Poland (photos: A. Krzywinski) by Maris Hindrikson et al / CC BY
    6 – This is a 4 month old West Siberian Laika female pup. It is at this stage when a WSL pups unique natural hunting instincts become evident by Meribelles at English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA

    West Siberian laika videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 306
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. With working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    FCI West Siberian laika Standard

    West Siberian laika FCI West Siberian laika FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. WSL, Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (English).
      2. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (French).
      3. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (German).
      4. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (Portuguese).
      5. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (Spanish).

    Russian Greyhound
    Rusia FCI 193

    Galgo Ruso

    The Russian Greyhound or Borzoi, It is a breed of dog developed in Russia.
    Descended from the Arabic Greyhound being similar to a Russian ovejero dog. Formerly known as the Russian Greyhound, It was originally bred to hunt wolves and hares. It is graceful, strong and fast, reaching a height of between 66 and 79 cm and a weight from 25 until 48 kg.

    It has a long and narrow head, small ears. Its tail is long and stooped and his coat is silky and it can be smooth or slightly curly. It is almost always white with dark spots. It is notorious for its elegant appearance. The Russian Greyhound or Borzoi had its moment of maximum glory in the tsars court where he was raised with great skill to use it of the Siberian wolf hunting.

    It is a good Hunter of small animals, It is an affectionate and obedient dog with the master but, very distrustful with strangers, to the extent of showing aggression and even bite.

    As all greyhounds, It also adapts to live in the House on condition of having large spaces where to move with great freedom.

    Among all the Greyhound, the Borzoi is certainly the most “noble” by both their characteristics and their walk.

    It presumably descended from the Egyptian hound and there are no accurate data on its occurrence in Russia.

    But he knows, by writings dated to the year 1200, It was already used for hunting Hare and other larger animals.

    For centuries it has been the dog of the families of the nobility and of the tsars. You can say without a doubt, that the Grand Duke Nicholas It was the largest of the breed breeder and used to have in the kennels over a hundred of these magnificent dogs.

    The fall of the Tsars and the Russian nobility, It was the cause of the almost total disappearance of the breed of their country of origin, However, It is quite widespread in Europe and America.

    His first appearance in England took place about a century ago, when Tsar Alexander II gave him a pair of Borzoi to Queen Victoria.

    Exists in all colors but the most appreciated are the white uniform, White with grey spots, Red and atigradas. Unlike other races, the white spots must not have very defined boundaries, but window gradually with the other colors. The hair is long, with silky reflections, corrugated and big curls. Smooth on the head, in the ears and in front of the extremities. You can be absolutely white, or white with yellow spots, Orange, red, atigradas, grey.

    The appeal of the males is of 70 a 82 cm., in females it decreases approximately 5 cm..

    • Alternative names: Barzoï / Russian Wolfhound / Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya / Psovoi / Russischer wondhund
    • Group 10 / Section 1 – Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds

    Dogs breeds: Russian Greyhound


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