So you’re looking to adopt an Karelian Bear Dog, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Karelian Bear Dog is a medium-sized spitz with a dense coat. Bred to hunt large, aggressive game by himself, his build reflects his duties. He is a silent hunter, and only barks once the game is stopped or treed. Working with an experienced hunter, he communicates the type of animal he has located by the sound of his bark. Though he can demonstrate self-control around people, his fighting spirit surfaces around other dogs and can be difficult to handle. His spirit easily turns into aggression, as Karelian Bear Dogs love a challenge. Club Contact DetailsClub: American Karelian Bear Dog AllianceName: Maureen GriffinEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 860-434-9198 The Karelian Bear Dog is an eager hunter and very independent, yet works cooperatively to mark game by barking. Their senses, especially smell, are sharp, thus the breed is suitable for big game hunting. They have a very good sense of direction, are balanced, courageous and persistent. This breed has a highly developed spirit for game and are very self-confident. They may be territorial towards other males, but are never aggressive towards people, though they may be slightly reserved.”
An Karelian Bear Dog typically ranges from 48.26cm to 59.69cm in height, and weighs from 19.958064280000002kg to 22.22602613kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Karelian Bear Dog breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Karelian Bear Dog insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.