"A dog is the only thing on earth
that loves you more
than you love yourself"
Josh Billings -




Breed clubs

Scandia - Dutch association of Scandinavian Spitz Dog breeds (including
               the Laika breeds)

Suomen Laikajärjestö - Finnish Laika Club

Norsk Laikaklubb - Norwegian Laika Club

Svenska Laikaklubben - Swedish Laika Club

Svenska Älghundklubben - Swedish elk(moose) dog club

Kennel clubs

FCI - Fédération Cynologique Internationale


Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland - Dutch kennel club


RKF - Russian Kynological Federation, Russian kennel club


Suomen Kennelliitto - Finnish kennel club


NKK - Norsk Kennel Klub, Norwegian kennel club


SKK - Svenska Kennelklubben, Swedish kennel club


Hunting Laika Breeds of Russia

Author: Vladimir Beregovoy

ISBN-number: 1-59146-037-9


Detailed information about the four hunting Laika breeds of Russia.

Primitive Breeds - Perfect Dogs

Authors: Vladimir Beregovoy and Jill Moore Porter

ISBN-number: 0-86667-065-3


The world's known and unknown primitive breeds are reviewed in this book.

Irkutsk kennel of East Siberian Laika - sketches of history

Author: Nikolai Kruzhkov

ISBN-number: 978-5-93507-031-1


Book about the first East Siberian Laika kennel in the Irkutsk Province. Description of breeding, field trials and dogshows from its foundation in 1968, until its closing in 1992.

-in Russian-

Happy people - a year in the taiga

Directed by: Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov

A documentary on the life of Sibirian trappers in the village of Bakhtia, in the heart of the Siberian Taiga.

Notes of an East Siberian hunter
Author: A.A. Cherkassov
ISBN-number: 978-1-4685-2897-8 / 978-1-4685-2899-2

This book has often been called an encyclopedia of hunting in nineteenth century East Siberia. It is among the oldest bestsellers in Russia, in print since 1865.

Otchum, a companion in a world of ice

Author: Nicolas Vanier

ISBN-number: 3-8290-4104-7


An exciting and touching story about the adventures of an extraordinary Laika during different expeditions together with his master.

Published in many different languages.

Das Schneekind

Author: Nicolas Vanier

ISBN-number: 3-4922-4733-4


Story about a journey that Nicolas Vanier made through northern Canada together with his wife and his 1,5 year old daughter. Although Otchum is not the main character this time, the way in which Vanier describes his behaviour sometimes, is without any doubt very recognizable for every Laika owner.

-in German-


L'enfant des neiges

ISBN-number: 2-2903-0572-3

-in French-

North, adventures in the frozen wild

Author: Nicolas Vanier

ISBN-number: 3-8290-1419-8


Beautiful pictures of Nicolas Vanier's expeditions, together with his dogs (also Laika Otchum and his offspring).

Russian names for Russian dogs

Author: Irene Zerebko

ISBN-number: 0-87714-113-4


A helpful book for people who are looking for a suitable name for their Russian dog.

Canine Epilepsy

Author: Caroline D. Levin

ISBN-number: 0-9672253-3-7


A comprehensive owner's guide to living with and without seizures.

Dog Sense
Author: John Bradshaw
ISBN-number: 978-04-650-1944-1

Using the latest scientific research, some well-known theories and generally accepted ideas about dog behaviour are reviewed critically.