9 Dogs That Look Like Bears


Every dog lover has their “type.” Whether you prefer big dogs or little dogs, short-nosed dogs or long-nosed dogs, curly-coated dogs, or dogs that look like wolves, there’s a breed—or a mutt—out there for you. And if you have a soft spot for dogs that look like bears, you’re in luck! There are plenty of furballs with dense, fluffy fur and a certain ursine appearance.

Be aware that bear-like dogs aren’t for every household. With a few exceptions (we’re looking at you, Pomeranians), these dogs look like bears partly because they’re big—in some cases, really big, unlike these puppies that look like teddy bears. So they might not be suited for apartment living or small yards. Most of them are major shedders and need regular brushing and grooming to keep their coats clean and healthy. And virtually all of them were bred for cold climates, so they don’t do well in hot weather and can’t be kept outside when temperatures are high, according to the American Kennel Club.

But if you think you’re ready for a bear-alicious fur baby, take a look at these dog breeds that look like bears. And remember, before you buy, check your local animal shelter or breed rescue group for a fluffy, bear-like dog in need of a loving home.

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