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What are the dogs that look like big bears?
- Newfoundland dog.
- Great Pyrenees Mountain dog.
- Bush Dog.
- Tibetan Mastiff.
- Maremma Sheepdog.
- Chow Chow.
What is a bear dog called? The most common breed of bear dog is the Karelian bear dog, a black-and-white working dog that hails from the region between Finland and Russia called Karelia. Finnish breeders originally intended the animal to be a big game hunting dog, but Hunt realized they could be trained to manage wildlife, too.
What dogs are closest to bears? Chow Chow. Chow Chows another breed that closely resembles a bear. This breed originally hailed from the Siberian region of China. Thus, they have a thick coat of fur to keep them warm.
What breed of dog looks like a polar bear? Named for the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain, the Great Pyrenees makes the list because it can be mistaken for a polar bear at first glance due to its lush white coat and huge build. Bred as herding dogs, their job was to defend flocks from predators, such as wolves and actual bears.