Polar Bear Dog Breed

5 Dog Breeds That Look Like Polar Bear

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Being a pet owner makes you love every inch of your dog, from its size to its shape and its look. There are many breeds of dog from fiercest and fearsome to fragile and clumsy. There are dogs that will make you have them in arms, and there are also dogs that will make you cry just with a single look. But all in all, dogs are lovable, and each type of dog has different characteristics and temperaments. With this wide variety of dogs in the world, there are dogs that somehow look like a polar bear (we can’t use the word ‘exactly’ after all both are different). You can address them as a polar bear dog breed. On the off chance that you have fallen for the charms of these substantial bear-like dogs, you may wonder what sorts of breeds look the most like bears.Let’s see whether it only looks like a polar bear or even acts like the one. But before that, you should know about the temperament of polar bears. They are talkative and expressive. The mother bear is attentive and alerts all the time and the male bear collects food for mother-bear and cubs. Bears sleep for eight hours and sometimes take naps too. They are playful, cuddly, and clumsy. They are open-minded animals with thick skin who like to keep themselves clean and tidy.

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Now let’s look at the dog breeds that are known as polar bear dog breeds.

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The Chow Chow

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Breed Group:- Non-Sporting Group
Height:- 17 inches to 20 inches
Weight:- 40 to 70 pounds
Life Expectancy:- 12 to 15 years
Traits:- Quiet, Intelligent, Serious-Minded, Independent, Stubborn

Chow Chows have large skull heads with extra fur at the side of the neck that adds to their overwhelming, bear-like appearance, alongside their somewhat grumpy faces. It is the oldest breed from China, known for having origin in the Han Dynasty. It is said that One Chinese emperor used to have about 2500 chow chows for hunting and to protect their possessions. Chow Chow has the thickest and densest coat you will ever see. Your hands can disappear in its coat while brushing. Plus, Coat is softer; there were times when its fur was used to make coats (human jacket).

The Great Pyrenees

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Breed Group:- Working Group
Height:- 25 inches to 32 inches
Weight:- 85 to 100 pounds
Life Expectancy:- 10 to 12 years
Traits:- Affectionate, Patient, Calm, Gentle, Courageous, Serious (Somewhat)

This breed was bred in the Pyrenees Mountains as herding dogs, hence their name ‘The Great Pyrenees.’ Pyres are affectionate dogs and will transform into a protective mood as soon as they sense danger to the family. It makes an excellent family dog. They are known for their zen-patience. It might be the result of standing straight at the top of Pyrenees Mountain. It has the dirt- and tangle- resistant. But they shed their coat like a snowstorm, so you will have to be ready with a brush to groom it well. They will need early socialization.

The Samoyed

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Breed Group:- Working Group
Height:- 19 inches to 23.5 inches
Weight:- 50 to 60 pounds
Life Expectancy:- 12 to 14 years
Traits:- Stubborn, Lively, Sociable, Alert, Playful, Friendly

Samoyed was first bred for herding livestock. It had a close relationship with the Samoyede people of northwestern Siberia. Samoyed kept people warm by sleeping on them. This is all you want, right! You will forget that furry blanket once you get a samoyed. You would have often read happy-pup online on many dogs Insta-account. But the one we are talking about is an actual happy puppy, with the upturned curves at the mouth. It is also known as “Sammy smile.”

The Maremma Sheepdog  

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Breed Group:- Pastoral Group
Height:- 23.5 inches to 28.5 inches
Weight:- 66 to 100 pounds
Life Expectancy:- 11 to 13 years
Traits:- Active, Intelligent, Friendly, Protective

The history of dogs dated back to centuries and was domesticated in the Abruzzo area of Italy as guarding and herding dogs. They are usually active all the time. As it is a guard dog and is unusually active, it needs enough amount of exercise to survive and stay happy. They have a messy and creamy looking coat that can sometimes be in pure white color, giving them a similar appearance of a polar bear. They are known for their fluffy tail, white furry coat, and fearless behavior. It will love you like anything and will do anything to make you happy and will protect you with all its might.

The American Eskimo Dog

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Breed Group:- Non-Sporting Group
Height:- 15 to 19 inches (Standard), 12 to 15 inches (Miniature), 9 to 12 inches (Toy)
Weight:- 25 to 35 pounds (Standard), 10 to 20 pounds (Miniature), 6 to 10 pounds (Toy)
Life Expectancy:- 13 to 15 years
Traits:- Playful, Perky, Smart

First, let us tell you that Eskimo has nothing to do with the history of American Eskimo Dog. Its original name was german Spitz, who was changed during WWI when everything related to German was prejudiced. The American Eskie was known for its beauty as well as intelligence. This breed is the perfect example of beauty-with-brains. Because of its intellectual skills, they worked in circuses too. They are family dogs and love to be around the people. Their grooming needs are high as they shed almost constantly. Their beauty is all about white furry and fluffy coat that you will love to caress.

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Final Verdict:-

After reading the article, you would have fallen in love with all of them. (If at the start you weren’t in love with them.) The conclusion is, not only by looks, but they somehow resemble the behavior of polar bears. Most of them are family dogs and are a perfect cuddler. Even one of them can sleep on you to give you warmth (Samoyed). Winters are already here, get any of them to have a cuddler at your place. Haha! Jokes apart. But you know they do make a great family pet, right? 

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