Karelian Bear Dog

What kind of dog hunts bears?

The Karelian Bear Dog (Karjalankarhukoira) is a Finnish breed of dog. In its home country, it is regarded as a national treasure. Karelian Bear Dogs will hunt a variety of animals. Its quick reflexes and fearless nature have made it very popular for hunting aggressive game, including bears, moose, and wild boar.

What is a bear dog called?

The Karelian Bear Dog, called Karjalankarhukoira in the breed's native Finland, is a strong, alert, and fearless breed that is capable of hunting or treeing small-to-large game–even aggressive game such as bears, lynxes, wild boars, wolves, and moose.

What dogs are bred to kill bears?

Karelian Bear Dogs will hunt a variety of animals. Its quick reflexes and fearless nature have made it very popular for hunting aggressive game, including bears, moose, and wild boar. It was the breed's ability to hunt and offer protection from bears that earned the breed its name.

What kind of dog is a bear dog?

The Karelian Bear Dog, called Karjalankarhukoira in the breed's native Finland, is a strong, alert, and fearless breed that is capable of hunting or treeing small-to-large game–even aggressive game such as bears, lynxes, wild boars, wolves, and moose.

Is there such thing as a bear dog?

Modern animals in the Caniformia suborder include wolves, foxes, dogs, bears, sea lions and weasels. This makes bear dogs something like cousins to their namesakes. Also, these bear dogs should not be confused with the modern dog breed, the Karelian bear dog. There were two main types of bear dogs.