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Karelian Bear Dog Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: dog of Zyrians, Karjalankarhukoira
Breed Group: Working Group Height Male: 21 1/4 to 23 1/2 inches (54-60 cm)
Breed Size: Large Height Female: 19 1/4 to 21 1/4 inches (49-54 cm)
Breed Origin: Finland Weight: 44-50 pounds (20-23 kg.)
Appearance
The Karelian Bear Dog is a medium-sized member of the Spitz family of dogs. He is an extremely resourceful, intelligent and courageous hunter, and a true working dog that requires outdoor exercise and is happiest with a hunter or outdoorsman. The breed is primarily a hunting dog but, in his native Finland, he is also seen participating in obedience trials, search and rescue as well as sled dog competitions.
 

Temperament
Balanced, slightly reserved, courageous and persistent. Very self-confident, may be aggressive towards other dogs, but never towards people. Highly developed fighting spirit.

 
History
TThe Karelian Bear Dog (Karjalankarhukoira) is native to Karelia in Northern Europe which was once part of Finland. The Komi dog is considered to be the origin of the breed. For centuries, the breed with its keen sense of smell, has been used to hunt large game including moose, elk and bear.
 
Health
The most common orthopedic problem in dogs is hip dysplasia, which is a condition of the hip joint in which the bones aren't properly formed. Hip pain and lameness can range from very mild to extremely crippling, due to a loose hip socket and thighbone connection.
 
 
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Karelian Bear Dog


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 5
Exercise Needed? 4
Grooming? 3
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 3
Good with children? 4
 
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