Karelian Bear Dog

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Overview
Originating in Finland, the Karelian Bear Dog is a member of the Spitz family. They are highly prized by huntsmen who use this breed to hunt moose, deer, elk, wolf, and hare. Karelian Bear Dog's are capable of hunting over any terrain and in any type of weather. Although closely related to the Russian Laika breeds, the Karelian Bear is more domesticated.
Character
The Karelian Bear Dog breed possesses a striking appearance, is attractive, and distinctive. The Karelian Bear Dog is of medium-size, sturdy, and robustly built. They have a demeanor of dignity, bravery, and are fearless.
Temperament
The Karelian Bear Dog is not recommended for inexperienced or first time dog owners. They are not a breed solely intended to be a pet. They will do okay with children and non-canine pets they have been raised with. The Karelian Bear Dog breed is exceedingly protective of thier family, home, and territory, and have a tendency to be aggrssive toward dogs and strangers. They are loyal, sensitive, intelligent, and independent. They are persistent, determined, and energetic.
Care
Regular combing and brushing is recommended to remove loose and dead hair and minimize shedding. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. It is important to routinely check the ears and paw pads for debris and maintain the nails. There are no known health issues associated with the Karelian Bear Dog.
Coat
The Karelian Bear Dog is a double coat breed. The coat is weather-resistant. The outer coat is straight, harsh in texture, and of medium length. The under coat is dense, thick, and soft. The hair is slightly longer and more profuse around the neck, on the back, and at the breeches. The ears are lined with dense fur to protect against frost bite. This Karelian Bear Dog breed is an average shedder.
Training
The Karelian Bear Dog must have intense and on-going socialization and obedience training. This breed must have a dominant and respectful owner. Karelian Bear Dog's will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, respect, and consistency.
Activity
Karelian Bear Dog's are not recommended for apartment living. They require an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. If they do not receive sufficient exercise and stimulation they will become destructive. The Karelian Bear Dog must have a securely fenced rural setting to roam freely. They thrive on running and hunting. This breed must be securely leashed and muzzled when in public.
Weight
44-49 lbs
Height
Male: 21-23.5; Female: 19-21.5 inches
Color(s)
Black with white markings on head, chest, neck, legs, and abdomen
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How much do Karelian Bear Dog puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Karelian Bear Dog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Karelian Bear Dog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Karelian Bear Dogs sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Karelian Bear Dog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $0 upwards to $0 or even more for a Karelian Bear Dog with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Karelian Bear Dogs sold is $0.

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Annual cost of owning a Karelian Bear Dog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Karelian Bear Dogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Anonymous asked:
My KBD is mostly black with a white chest, and white paws, with a single floppy ear, is that possible?

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The coat coloration of your K.B.D is perfectly fine, a more black dog is still acceptable for the breed. However, the single floppy ear is interesting. It could be that your dog is not full K.B.D, or that the ear doesn't have the same muscle strength to stand up. You could try taping the ear as they do with breeds like the Great Dane. Or you could just leave it and let your dog be adorable with the single floppy ear.

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Where do Karelian Bear Dog's originate from?

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Karelian Bear Dog's originate from Finland.

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What kind of lifestyle should a Karelian Bear Dog live, and in what type of area, for this breed of dog to be content?

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Are Karelian Bear Dogs good with other dogs in the family?

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Anonymous

No. They hunt bears and are aggressive. Consider only opposite sex of the same breed.

Anonymous

You could not be more incorrect. My Karelian loved us and my grandchildren, she was their playmate and she was theirs

Anonymous

Karelian Bear Dogs works great with other dogs you just have to expect that it will show the other dogs that it is the leader

Anonymous

Our Karelian is an alpha, strong headed, needs a job, so lots of exercise, but she is wonderful family dog, loves children, knows "the baby", she is the best watch dog. Barks at everything, great watch dog.

Anonymous

Karelians are extremely intelligent dogs and are fine with other dogs in the family. The have a very strong sense of "pack" and as long as the other dogs belong to the family that makes up the "pack" they belong to, everyone will be fine.

Anonymous asked:
Just adopted a Karelian Bear Dog about 3 weeks ago, about a week after our little girl developed a bad rash. Do the Karelians fur, or dander, differ from other breeds and could be causing this?

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Typically Karelian Bear Dogs do not have much shedding nor dander. I would not think it was that but ask you doctor to have your daughter tested for allergies. Also, did you change detergents or feed her something new? Enjoy your Karelian. They are really great dogs but one always needs to be one step ahead of them!

Anonymous

Karelian Bear Dogs have an undercoat that is unlike most dog's fur, but my mom is very allergic to animals and didn't really have a problem around my dog.

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Updated: 10/23/2017