Originally Posted by Romy
Beautiful dog. How are they different from Karelian bear dogs? Aren't the two breeds related? Someone told me that laikas have a harder temperament with people, is that true?
The West Siberian Laika (WSL) is slightly bigger; its coat color is wolf gray of all shades, from almost white to almost black, with reddish shade, or without it; pale red (cream), pure white and any color listed above with white spots in any proportions. WSL is less barky and has a less excitable character. Typically, it is not aggressive to humans, but it is aloof with strangers, will bark and some dogs may be protective. There are many individuals, which wag tail to anyone, but will not come up to an unfamiliar person. This may depend on how did you raise your puppy.