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Karelian Bear Dog

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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
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Karelian Bear Dog puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

11/22/2012 12:39:15 PM

11/22/2012 12:39:15 PM

where do karelian bear dogs come from

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Anonymous

Finland for more info google animal planet dogs 101 rare breeds
4/10/2013 10:27:16 PM

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10/28/2012 4:07:15 PM

10/28/2012 4:07:15 PM

What kind of lifestyle should a Karelian Bear Dog live, and in what type of area, for this breed... 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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Country only small towns and rural areas very primitive don't even think about stranger friendly easy to train dog for more info see dogs 101 rare breeds on animal planet there is a video on the website
4/10/2013 10:34:09 PM

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4/29/2012 2:46:03 PM

4/29/2012 2:46:03 PM

Could not find prices for the Karelian Bear Dog- How much? Could not find prices for the Karelian Bear Dog- How much?

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Anonymous

Karelian Bear's cost a lot and see dogs 101 rare breeds I don't think you would be ready to train it so trainer money and expect medical bills and high ones they like to pick fights with all animals even bears but I hope you'll save this rare breed they are so small in number :-(
4/10/2013 10:40:42 PM

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12/30/2011 11:58:03 AM

12/30/2011 11:58:03 AM

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

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Anonymous

No no no and no think about it they hunt bears that spells dog aggressive only opposite genders of the same breed
4/10/2013 10:30:37 PM

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3/14/2011 12:37:13 PM

3/14/2011 12:37:13 PM

Just adopted a Karelian Bear Dog about 3 weeks ago, about a week after our little girl developed... Just adopted a Karelian Bear Dog about 3 weeks ago, about a week after our little girl developed a bad rash. We have had a German Shepherd for quite some time, and was wondering if the Karelians fur,or dander, differs from other breeds and could be causing this? We are concerned because it seems to be getting worse not better, and have had her in to the Dr. and they give us no answers. Any help is appreciated!

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Anonymous

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! Good luck!
5/19/2011 4:08:10 AM

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.
5/31/2011 2:03:05 PM

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