West Siberian Laika Breed Maintenance
The West Siberian Laika’s coat is many times compared to the German Shepherd Dog in terms of shedding. His double coat does shed seasonally and the loose hairs will float through the air and land on furniture, counters and clothing. When he is not shedding heavily, he needs to be brushed weekly to keep his coat shiny and healthy. When he is shedding heavily, he will need to be brushed daily. Use a slicker brush and metal comb for grooming. A deshedder and even a pin brush may also be useful tools to have in your grooming box. The West Siberian Laika does not have a strong dog smell even when he is wet. He does not require constant bathing. Expect to bathe your West Siberian Laika about two to three times a year. His coat is such that it naturally repels dirt since his coat is not oily like some breeds.