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07-04-2013 02:40 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by tigre View Post
I realize this is not the Tigre's dog thread, but I'll post one more pic I just found from a day out splitboarding last March, just because it's awesome:
Wow Tigre, please start a pet thread with this pic, it's breath taking! It deserves to be on top and to not be hidden somewhere on page xy. We've got so many weird posts at the moment, some nice pics as yours would be a relief
07-03-2013 11:59 PM
EatRideSleep
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Not the right breed for everyone, but not as difficult as I thought he'd be. He's fairly hard headed, smart, and really sweet. Definitely likes attention. Loves people and gets along very well with other dogs. We have to have an electronic collar for him, to reinforce commands when he's off leash. He learns fast, but you have to be really consistent and not coddle him at all when he's misbehaving. Pretty much the same as for most breeds, but a bit moreso. He's actually better behaved than the two lab mixes I've had. I wouldn't have two of them though, as they might bond too closely to each other and run off together.

I realize this is not the Tigre's dog thread, but I'll post one more pic I just found from a day out splitboarding last March, just because it's awesome:
Brewski seems amazing! Love the intelligent look in his eye in the first photo. In the second he looks so regal.

If this isn't the Tigre's dog thread, there should be one. I've never heard of the breed before your post. Reminds me a bit of the Norwegian Elkhound. A housesitting client had one; she was a rad dog. Also loved snow.
07-03-2013 10:37 PM
tigre
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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.
Not the right breed for everyone, but not as difficult as I thought he'd be. He's fairly hard headed, smart, and really sweet. Definitely likes attention. Loves people and gets along very well with other dogs. We have to have an electronic collar for him, to reinforce commands when he's off leash. He learns fast, but you have to be really consistent and not coddle him at all when he's misbehaving. Pretty much the same as for most breeds, but a bit moreso. He's actually better behaved than the two lab mixes I've had. I wouldn't have two of them though, as they might bond too closely to each other and run off together.

I realize this is not the Tigre's dog thread, but I'll post one more pic I just found from a day out splitboarding last March, just because it's awesome:
07-03-2013 01:43 PM
BoardWalk Bear dog? That's nothing compared to Man Bear Pig.
07-03-2013 01:11 PM
neni
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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.
I'm into an Anatolian Shepherd or a Ridgeback. Beautiful big dogs. But stubborn and independent
07-03-2013 12:37 PM
poutanen
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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.
07-03-2013 12:16 PM
neni
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My Karelian bear dog, Brewski, in addition to his talent for chasing bears away, also gives me someone to talk to, so I make more noise with him around. Good snow dog, too.
Bear dog... sounds like an extremely strong-minded breed. Looks like a sweety, but I'm sure, he gives you hard times sometimes...
07-03-2013 10:47 AM
snowklinger
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Yeah those buggars are bred for protecting humans from bears in Finland!
wtf that's badass.
07-03-2013 10:41 AM
poutanen
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My Karelian bear dog, Brewski, in addition to his talent for chasing bears away, also gives me someone to talk to, so I make more noise with him around. Good snow dog, too.


Yeah those buggars are bred for protecting humans from bears in Finland! If I had a big piece of property and wasn't allergic to dogs, I'd probably get one of them. They seem like nice pooches.
07-02-2013 10:33 PM
tigre
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Are alarm pistols or pepper stray available for tourist?
You can get bear spray in giant cans in any outdoor store (and many hardware stores and general stores) in AK. And you can call it whatever you want in the US.

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The best defence for an animal encounter is to travel in a larger group (as long as they're not idiots).
That's part of the issue for me: I like to hike solo a lot. I try to go places where I'm unlikely to run into bears, or at least have good visibility (i.e., not through alder thickets or giant salmonberry patches). I do talk to myself, sing (that should scare anything away), and generally make noise. My Karelian bear dog, Brewski, in addition to his talent for chasing bears away, also gives me someone to talk to, so I make more noise with him around. Good snow dog, too.

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