Originally Posted by neni
Bear dog... sounds like an extremely strong-minded breed. Looks like a sweety, but I'm sure, he gives you hard times sometimes...
I was just looking up that dog, and the second google link is a company that uses the bear dogs to de-socialize bears. They say they don't make good house pets as they need tons of attention and training.
Seems like they'd be a great working dog to be used 5-6 days a week for a good portion of the day, instead of the other way around... Who knows though, because individual dogs of any breed can have very different personalities!
Still I think they're a good looking dog. Another one I like is the Finnish Lapphund, which seem like they're better suited as pets.