This is my Nayda in her summer coat and in winter coat. I guess, I am the only Laika owner here. I introduced this breed in USA, starting from 1991. Now, total number of West Siberian Laikas in North America is about 200 dogs, all belong to hunters and some are bred for hunters. We have a Laika Hunters Association of North America. This is a naturally treeing dog; it is good to hunt squirrels, raccoon, bobcat, gray fox, wild turkey, grouses and anything hiding on trees. It is good for moose hunting and will bay or tree bear.