Yuri is a West Siberian Laika. He is our friendly giant. He is has a lovely disposition towards people and other dogs. We brought him into our lives because my husband wanted a leggy dog that could stay with him on his long mountain bike rides. Yuri fills this requirement. He has also proven to be a steady uplands bird hunting dog. Not as frequent a bark as our Norrbottens, but persistent, to mark the tree. We have no expectations for him other than a companion dog.