Karelian Bear Dogs
Karelian Bear Dog, breed information and puppies.
Karelian Bear Dogs, a Karelian Bear dog picture and finding a Karelian Bear dog puppy.
See the Karelian Bear dog breeders section for who has Karelian Bear Dog puppies for sale.
For breed information on the Karelian Bear Dog, see the breed standard.
See the dog club contact persons for more information.






Karelian Bear Dog
Devoted to His Master.


The Karelian Bear Dog is a medium-sized member of the
Spitz family of dogs and is considered to be a close relative
of the Russian Laiki but more domesticated.   The breed has
been bred pure in Finland since 1930 where it is highly
regarded by huntsmen who use the dog to hunt bear,
elk, moose, deer, hare, and wolf.

The Karelian Bear Dog's build is robust, strong, slightly
longer than high.   He has a thick coat, cocked ears, is of an
inbound character, brave and persevering.   He is renowned
for his scenting ability.   Being rather aggressive towards
other dogs, he works best alone.

The Karelian Bear Dog has been recognized by the
Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) since 1979, and throughout
Europe (FCI) for many years. The breed however, is not yet
recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), although
there is a growing interest and following of the breed
throughout the country.

Dogs: 21¼-23½ in. (54-60 cm) at the withers.    
Bitches: 19¼-21¾ in. (49-55 cm) at the withers.
Uses:  Big game hunting dog.  Guard dog.            
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If you want information about the Karelian Bear Dog and breeders who might have puppies, go to the Breeders Section.   If there are no breeders in your area, go to the "Canadian Club Contact Person" or the "American Club Contact Person" to find a contact person who can advise you of breeders in your area.
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