These furry beasts are a very furry wolf like dog breed and a large part of that is due to their long fluffy coat. The animal was found in chelyabinsk in south central russia s chelyabinsk oblast region and was taken into an animal.
It is a large even tempered dog with a powerful and muscular body bear look face deeply set oval dark eyes round shaped ears and low carried long tail.
Russian bear dog wolf mix. The ears are usually cropped. Unlike other sheepdogs they don t herd sheep but instead simply protect them. They are hardy dogs bred to stand up so some of the most punishing cold mountain weather conditions.
These guarding dogs are loyal and loving to their families but wary of those they don t know. Click for video it has a thick and water resistant double coat in shades of gray brindle yellow rust red or white. Polina kefer via the siberian times.
Given the geographic location the bear parent in question would be ursus arctos the brown bear. This apparent bear dog hybrid was brought to an animal shelter in the russian city of chelyabinsk. The photos shown here were released by the shelter.
Some even call it the caucasian mountain dog. Russian bear dogs are also known as the caucasian shepherd or the caucasian ovcharka. Pictures of the dog bear went viral as people speculated on what it could be.
The biggest threat to sheep in the caucasus region is wolves so the russian bear dog was bred to be big enough to take on this threat. The caucasian shepherd is often known as the russian bear dog. A combination of the russian words for bear medved and dog sobaka medvebaka was the perfect nickname for the world s only bear dog he had the body of the dog the snout of a bear a distinctive blue tongue and unfortunately a bleak background full of abuse that was all too common for hybrids.
A large and powerful breed they weigh up to 170lbs and stand at around 30 inches tall. Most shepherds employed several caucasian mountain dogs to work together to take on multiple wolves. Its parentage is unknown but it has obvious traits in common with a bear.
The caucasian shepherd originates from russia and is often referred to as the russian bear dog.