Karelian bear dog


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Karelian bear dog

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Bear biologist and institute founder Carrie Hunt has pioneered an approach called "bear shepherding" that relies on trained Karelian bear dogs, a species traditionally used to hunt bears in northern Europe.
Carrie trains Karelian bear dogs (see photo above)--fearless, furry dogs from Finland and Russia.
To prevent the needless killing of aggressive bears that no longer fend for themselves, rangers in parks such as Glacier depend on the efforts of the nonprofit Wind River Bear Institute and bear biologist Carrie Hunts with her team of 60-pound Karelian bear dogs.