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Karelian Bear Dog

Karelian Bear Dog

Weight
44-49 Lbs
Height
19-23.5 Inches
Lifespan
11-13 Years
Exercise
60 Minutes Per Day

Overview

Weight
44-49 Lbs
Height
19-23.5 Inches
Lifespan
11-13 Years
Exercise
60 Minutes Per Day

The Karelian Bear Dog is a purebred dog breed that’s courageous, loyal, and independent. This dog breed goes by a couple of different nicknames, such as the KBD, Karelsk Bjornhund, Karjalankarhukoira, or the Karelischer Barenhund. It’s unknown when this breed was established. However, the Karelian Bear Dog comes from Finland, initially bred as a hunting dog. Today, this dog breed is a good companion for adults.

Karelian Bear Dogs are loyal to their family members. However, they won’t cuddle on the couch with you too often. Instead, they’re affectionate on their terms. They’re okay with meeting new people and other dogs, as long as they have early socialization and training. Luckily, this doggo is easy to train. However, they’ll still prefer to be the only dog in the house. On the other hand, Karelian Bear Dogs aren’t good around young children. So, they’ll prefer to have a home with single families that do not have children.

Karelian Bear Dog – A Loyal Dog

As a medium-sized dog, Karelian Bear Dogs can grow about 19 to 23.5 inches tall and weigh between 40 and 49 pounds. In addition, they have a medium double coat that requires monthly grooming. You can do this at home yourself, but it’ll be good to bring them to a professional grooming salon once in a while. It’ll give them a good clean and also help with socialization. Also, this doggo sheds a moderate amount so that you can brush their coat at least once a week. They also drool a bit, so be sure to keep their face washed as well.

Finally, the Karelian Bear Dog has high energy levels and needs about 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Therefore, they won’t do well in an apartment and need a bigger house with a fenced-in yard. Also, bring them to the vet once a year for their annual checkup. This dog breed has an average lifespan of about 11 to 13 years with proper care.

Photos of Karelian Bear Dog

Here are some Bernese mountain dog photos for you to get a good picture of the breed.
NAMES BY BREED

Karelian Bear Dog Names

Female, Male, Inspired by size or by coat color

Harris

Mowgli

Dallas

Archie

Clint

Onyx

Flint

Dollie

Delilah

Mae

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