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Tahltan Bear Dog

Size: Small / Medium

Weight: 15 lbs.

Height: 15"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: This breed is believed to be extinct.

Origin: Canada (Ancient Times)

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Spitz

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


Friendly and gentle with people and other pets, this breed is a fierce hunter when released (in packs) on large game.

Compatibility with Kids

Kid friendly


Now extinct in its pure form, the Tahltan Bear Dog was used by a group of native Canadians called the Tahltans to hunt bear and other big game. While the breed was recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club for many years, no Tahltan Bear Dog has been registered for more than 20 years. In 1984, the only two dogs known to exist were spayed females. However, due to cross breeding from the times of colonization to today, it is believed that strains of the Tahltan Bear Dog are carried on today in Canadian mix breeds.

Pet Facts

Thought to be extinct

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