Monday, September 04, 2006
I've been slacking off... haven't even posted a pic of my newest addition. Here she is!
They told me she was a border collie mix, but the older she gets the clearer it is that she is most certainly not. Some research has led me to the Karelian Bear Dog.... she's the spitting image, actually, and I've sent some pictures of her to a breeder to get their opinion.
Bear Dogs don't get particularly large, 40 -50 lbs, but they're used in Finland and Russia to hunt bears, cougars, basically anything that's big and vicious. They're supposedly very smart, agile, fast and fearless. Being a hunting dog, however, I'm not sure that agility will be sufficient work for her, and I may need to consult some humans who are more knowledgable on the subject. I would hate to have a bored or unfulfilled dog on my hands..... unfulfilled dogs tend to destroy things.