We know it sounds cool, but this dog is not for the faint of heart. While they do make superb companions, they also possess high energy, an unquenchable bravery, and many of the wild instincts of their wolfish forebears. They were bread in Karelia (Finland) to hunt bears and wolves. Today, they work tirelessly with wildlife officials to contain and protect these species from contact with society.
1. Karelian Bear Dogs 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Karelian Bear Dog Temperament and Training
3. Karelian Bear Dog Diet and Feeding
Karelian Bear Dog Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Karelian Bear Dog Weight
Karelian Bear Dogs generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Karelian Bear Dogs. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Karelian Bear Dog with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.