So you’re looking to adopt an Yakutian Laika, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “For centuries the Yakutian Laika was an irreplaceable and faithful assistant of a man in the conditions where the slightest demonstration of weakness was punished with death. It always received respectful attitude from its human family, which treated it as its member rather than a simple domestic animal. This means that it developed into a fabulous companion dog, devoted, lively and biddable. The breed is extremely gentle and considerate with children to whom it commonly establishes especially tight bonds. Nevertheless its friendly nature doesn’t exclude the necessity of a certain amount of socialization, preferably at an early age.The Yakutian Laika is slightly reserved with unknown people but in most cases it’s excited to acquire a new playmate. Human aggressiveness was considered by dogs’ breeders as a major fault and was meticulously eliminated from its characteristics. The breed is endowed with a very sensitive nose and ears, which make it a rather capable watchdog. However its barking is no more than a means to show its anticipation of the perspective of making a new acquaintance. This dog will most likely fail in the role of a guardian due to its friendly nature.Yakutian Laikas used to pull a narta (sled) in close collaboration with dozens of other dogs, so they’re quite accepting of other dogs. The breed surely prefers to have one or several constant canine companions and can be introduced with few issues to the household with a pre-existing dog, although it should be performed with necessary caution. The second primary duty of this breed was hunting and it preserves much of its prey drive. That’s why its communication with other small and average-sized animals should never go unsupervised. The Yakutian Laika will most likely get on with a home cat if they have been reared together. Yakutian Laikas are used for herding, pulling sleds and hunting. They were developed in ancient times for natives of Yakutia as indispensable assistants. This versatile dog will be happy by your side or participating in agility, coursing ability, herding or sledding.”
An Yakutian Laika typically ranges from 53.34cm to 58.42cm in height, and weighs from 18.143694800000002kg to 24.947580350000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Yakutian Laika breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Yakutian Laika insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.