The Russo-European Laika is a medium-size dog with a dry and robust physique.
His bones are strong and his muscles well developed. His physical condition is a sign of his ability to work and his extraordinary stamina for the task.
Between 52 and 58 cm (20.47 to 22.83 inches) for the male
Between 50 and 56 cm (19.69 to 22.05 inches) for the female
Between 20 and 30 kg (44.09 to 66.14 pounds) for the male
Between 20 and 30 kg (44.09 to 66.14 pounds) for the female
The color of his coat can vary between white, grey, black, pepper and salt, white with dark patches or dark with white patches.
His coat is harsh and straight, with a very well developed undercoat. It is longer on the shoulders and withers and shorter on the ears and head.
However, it is flat and smooth on the rear side, where it is longer but without any fringe.
His eyes are dark and oval. His ears are carried erect and their pointed tips are extremely mobile.
His nose is black. His tail is curled over the spine or the back of the thighs, or carried sickle-shaped.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 2 and is #304