Karelian Bear Dog
Karelian Bear Dog
Karelian Bear Dog


The Karelian Bear Dog originated from the Komi dog. Basic stock dogs originated from the Ladoga Karelia, Olonets Karelia, and East Karelia where they were used for hunting. The breeding was started in 1936 to create a sturdy dog which would bark at big game, and named the Karelian Bear Dog. The first standard was established in 1945 and the first dogs were registered in 1946

Care and Health

The Karelian Bear dog has an all-weather coat that is short but dense. The coat only requires minimal grooming, brushing it once to twice weekly to remove loose fur and prevent matting along with the occasional bath will keep your dog looking its best. Karelian Bear dogs are susceptible to certain conditions that affect all dogs, such as cataracs, obesity, dental disease and hp dyplasia.

Fun Fact

The Karelian Bear Dog is among the top 10 most common dog breeds in Finland.

Good For



Loyal, brave, tenacious and protective


Size medium, short Fur, sheds medium, high energy.

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