I am going to introduce a new to most of you in Alaska hunitng dog breed. This is a hunitng Laika, the West Siberian Laika to be more specific. This dog is highly popular among moose hunters across NE Europe, Siberia and in Scandinavian countries. Unlike scent hounds and other dogs eager to go after moose, Laika can stop and bay moose in a close range from you. Laika is fast and silent on tracks, when the moose in sight, the dog never runs straight towards the animal, but will rather circle cautiously and start barking mildly at a distance. The moose does not run away from the dog; it may try to frighten the dog by attacking it or would keep foraging. Laika, baying moose never overly aggressive; the dog is taking time, sniffing bushes, scent marking, aproaching the moose closer, but still barking, letting you know, where the game is. Now, you have to figure out how to come up for a sure shot, walking quietly and taking into account wind direction. In season, moose harvesting with Laikas is most popular hunting. We do not have moose in Virginia, but we have Laikas, which tree squirrels, raccoons and occasionally black bears. I sold one male puppy to a hunter in Alaska. The dog bayed moose very well.