Newfies are huge dogs with dense and thick fur and beautiful bear-like face. But they are not as fierce as bears, this is super sweet and gentle dog that makes wonderful companion pet.
2) Caucasian Ovcharka
Named after the Caucasus Mountains, the Caucasian Ovcharka not only share a resemblance to bears, because in the past, they were actively involved in bear hunting as well! It is incredibly strong, brave and alert dog breed.
3) Tibetan Mastiff
Of course, Tibetan Mastiff must be included in this list as well. One time, a Chinese family once took in an Asiatic Black Bear thinking he was a Tibetan Mastiff and they were raising the bear for 2 years. The breed is truly very similar to bears in its appearance and they are even used to protect flocks of sheeps against strong predators, such as tigers or bears.
4) Gaddi Kutta
This Indian breed is most likely closely related to the Tibetan Mastiff and they have similar fluffy coat and giant size, which also gives them similar, bear-like appearance.
5) American Akita
The American Akita is little bit more robust than the Japanese Akita Inu. They have large head, triangular ears and fluffy coat, which gives them the bear – like look. It is very independent, loyal and confident dog.
6) Estrela Mountain Dog
The Estrela Mountain Dog is a brave, vigilant and smart livestock guardian breed and i am sure that their bear like appearance helps them to deter any intruders from their livestock.
7) Haofa (Tangkhul Hui)
Haofa, also known as Tangkhul Hui is most likely the rarest breed in this list. It is an old dog breed from Manipur in India and it was used for various purposes such as hunting or guarding. There are stories that they were able to corner a bear or a wild boar.
Also known as Illyrian Shepherd, this breed is a typical representation of Balkan livestock guardian dogs. Strong and athletic, reliable, independent, brave, courageous dog with very dense coat.
Most of the dogs in this video are real workers and they are not best for novice dog owners. Well, the Eurasier is the opposite. It is perfect companion pet with calm and even tempered temperament.
10) Chow Chow
One of the oldest breed in the world hails from ancient China and it is the famous Chow Chow. Most people will agree that Chow Chows resemble bears, but in China, they are actually nicknamed as Songshi-Quan, which can be translated as puffy lion dog.
11) Kuchi Dog
You probably never heard about the Kuchi dog, also known as Khorasani or Afghan Shepherd. It is extremely rare breed with strong body and protective temperament.
12) Pyrenean Mastiff
This large sized, bear like mastiff looks intimidating, but in reality it is absolutely gentle and loving breed towards its own family. It is relatively mild mannered dog, but they do protect its owners and family from any kind of danger.
This breed worked as a guard and companion on Dutch vessels. It is the smallest breed on this list, and you could argue, that they look more like teddy bears than the real life bears.
The black mask combined with impressive size and fluffy coat really brings out the bear-like qualities in Leonberger. This is generally pretty laid back, loving dog with stable temperament.
15) Spanish Mastiff
The last breed on this list is the spirited, smart and sweet Spanish Mastiff. Originally bred as a livestock protector, this is an aloof, protective, but also absolutely loyal and friendly companion.