East Siberian Laika Breed Maintenance
The East Siberian Laika does shed often and hair will collect around your home. He does also shed heavy seasonally. Expect to brush your East Siberian Laika at least once a week; except during seasonal shedding when he needs to be brushed daily. When grooming your East Siberian Laika, use a pin brush or slicker brush and a metal comb. A deshedder may also be used although with his coat being so dense, the deshedder might not be as effective. Only bathe him a few times a year, preferably when he is shedding seasonally. Use a mild shampoo when bathing him and ensure that he is thoroughly rinsed. The hair between his toes and foot pads should be trimmed every few weeks. His toenails need to be trimmed as needed. Clean his ears weekly and check for any redness or foul odor that might indicate an infection. The East Siberian Laika is not a hypoallergenic dog.