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The Purebred Yakutian Laika

Information and Pictures

A black and white dog with a thick coat and ice blue eyes being shown by a person who is next to them.

Yakutian Laika dog—Picture courtesy of El Flaum Kennel in Novosibirsk, Russia

Other Names
  • Chien de Traîneau de Yakutie
  • Kolyma-Indigirka Laika
  • Laïka de Iakoutie
  • Laika de Yakutia
  • Yakut Laika
  • Yakustkaya Laika
Pronunciation

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Description

The Yakutian Laika has a double coat with a thick downy undercoat. The top coat hair is longer and more coarse than the undercoat. The most common colors are black and white or solid white, but it also comes in a tri-color pattern, white with spots,or brown and grey. Solid black is not an accepted color. Their eyes are often blue, but can also be brown or have one of each color, one blue and one brown eye.

Temperament

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Height, Weight

Height: Males 21–22 inches (53–56 cm) Females 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)

Health Problems

This is a fairly healthy breed.

Living Conditions

The Yakutian Laika is not recommended for apartment life. It is moderately active indoors and does best with at least an average-sized yard.

Exercise

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Life Expectancy

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Litter Size

About 10-12 years.

Grooming

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Origin

Russia

Group

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Recognition
  • AKC/FSS = American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service® Program
  • FCI = Fédération Cynologique Internationale
A little thick-coated, tricolor puppy with ice blue eyes sitting down outside in grass looking happy.

Yakutian Laika puppy—Picture courtesy of NorthStar

Front view head shot of a thick coated, fluffy little white, gray and black puppy with small prick ears and dark eyes sitting outside.

Yakutian Laika puppy—Picture courtesy of NorthStar

A little black and white puppy with one black ear,  one white ear and blue eyes laying down outside with a plush toy in the grass.

Yakutian Laika puppy—Picture courtesy of NorthStar

A thick-coated, black and white dog standing outside under a bush with her pink tongue showing

Yakutian Laika dog—Picture courtesy of NorthStar

A white, fluffy dog with one black ear and a black spot on her face standing outside in grass

Yakutian Laika dog—Picture courtesy of El Flaum Kennel in Novosibirsk, Russia

A thick-coated black dog with a white stripe down the front of his face, white around his muzzle and a white chest with ice blue eyes and a long pink tongue hanging out standing outside.

Yakutian Laika dog—Picture courtesy of El Flaum Kennel in Novosibirsk, Russia

A pack of Yakutian Laika dogs pulling a person who is riding on a bike sled outside in grass

Yakutian Laika dogs make great sled dogs—Picture courtesy of El Flaum Kennel in Novosibirsk, Russia

Two thick coated black and white dogs with tails that curl up over their backs standing outside next to a person.

Yakutian Laika dog—Picture courtesy of El Flaum Kennel in Novosibirsk, Russia

A white and black dog with ice blue eyes standing in a show stack pose next to a person.

Yakutian Laika dog—Picture courtesy of El Flaum Kennel in Novosibirsk, Russia

A black and white, thick-coated dog with small prick ears standing outside in grass.

Yakutian Laika dog—Picture courtesy of El Flaum Kennel in Novosibirsk, Russia

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