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Russo-European Laika
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Black, grey, white, pepper and salt, dark with white patches, white with dark patches are all acceptable colours
Other names Russko-Evropeïskaïa Laïka
Nicknames Laïka
Country of origin European part of Russia

Russo-European Laika (Russko-Evropeïskaïa Laïka) is the name of a breed of hunting dog that originated in the forested region of northern Europe and Russia, one of several breeds developed from landrace Laika dogs of very ancient Spitz type. The Russo-European Laika itself dates to a breeding program begun in 1944 by E. I. Shereshevsky of the All-Union Research Institute for the Hunting Industry, in Kalinin (now Tver) Province.[1]


Breed recognition

The Russo-European Laika is recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale in the Spitz and Primitive types/Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs Group. The breed is listed as breed number 304, along with two other Russian dogs, breed number 305, the Vostotchno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (East Siberian Laïka) and breed number 306, the Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (West Siberian Laïka).

Breed standard

The Russo-European Laika is described as being of medium size, males being about 54 to 60 centimetres (21 to 24 in) at the withers and females about 52 to 58 centimetres (20 to 23 in). The breed has prick ears and a sickle tail carried over the back. Temperament should be non aggressive. Colour can be any of the normal Spitz-type colours, but red and ticking on the legs is undesirable.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Beregovoy, Vladimir (March 1 2003). Hunting Laika Breeds of Russia. Crystal Dreams Publishing. ISBN 1591460379.  
  2. ^ Download Fédération Cynologique Internationale standard from this page:

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