Q: Will a Caucasian Mountain Dog (Russian Bear dog) kill a Black Bear because I've just seen one in my woods?
We were picking berries and my friend told us to go inside because there's a Black Bear. Thanks to him we are ok.
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Answer by tomiva
A Caucasian mountain dog bite is stronger than that of a lion and has the ability to learn the weakness of his opponent, the least it can do is to send the bear out, but if the owner or property is in danger then we are sure of a fight. But the advantage goes to the bear because of his body, fangs, etc.
Answer by OldFarmer
It can not kill a bear but a bear will NOT fight it nor test it and in a bear area they are great much better than the European type flock guards
Answer by tk
Honestly speaking because of the jaw-dropping aggression a Russian bear dog might show. I see the bear backing down. A bear doesn't show intense aggression as some breeds of dog would do, mind you this is a dog with amazing defense drive we are talking about. the purebred CO of old.
wild creatures are smart, a bear may back down from a fight if it feels its not worth it or risks too many injuries which is a reality. We see this in d wild when men who have animal savvy use words and waving of the hand to persuade or drive of wild animals(professionals tho) although I don't recommend that as many do not understand these creatures. So it could go either way but i perceive the bear would back down esp when the dog has a human company.
The intense barking and growl alone should ward off the bear. Never forget that the Caucasian Ovcharka has thick fur for fighting has speed and power the bear should have more power tho but i would go with lightning-fast attack reflexes, large size as well as devastating bites from the CO which is aware of and knows how to use it to advantage. It's not like the bear couldn't kill it but i doubt if it would be committed to such a dog that fights to the death and has a history of killing wolves. I see the bear thinking twice and backing off.
Answer by Rob
The ONLY chance that the dog would survive a confrontation with any bear is the fact that it is extremely aggressive and has a substantial voice/growl/bark, MIGHT cause the bear to run just out of confusion and uncertainty as to what type of threat it is facing. But, if the bear is cornered, has cubs, or just decides to stand and fight, the outcome would be very bleak for the dog, indeed.
Let's assume that it is one of the largest Caucasian dogs of all time and weighs 225 lbs., and the bear is just an AVERAGE black bear (which is one of the smaller bears in the world), and weighs in at only 450 to 500 lbs., the bear is going to have probably 300 lbs., 2-3 feet in height, at least 3 times the strength, equal agility and quickness, and able to run as fast as a horse over short distances, at around 35-40 mph, and you have a NIGHTMARE in store for your pup.
Black bears can have claws that approach 4-6" long so that they can rip tree trunks open in order to find grubs and other types of bugs to eat and the strength to decapitate a full-grown deer with one swing of their 26" arms. It would be best to take no chances and let the bear have all of the berries it wanted, and let the bear go his way and keep your dog alive and injury free!
Answer by kaekae
Can a Caucasian mountain dog kill a Black Bear? Very unlikely. But will it chase the bear off? Very likely. Unless its a female with cubs, that bear will not wanna stay and fight anything that vicious.
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Comments ( 15 )
James Fair says
Last fall I bought a Karelian pup and have been trying very hard to train him. He is now almost 17 months old and weighs 75 pounds. We have an excess of black bear here, and I need the help, and help he does! When he sees a bear, or smells one, he stands right up on his hind legs and goes into a high-pitched song like a coon hound, kind of a yodel. And the bear crashes away through the brush. The last time that happened, the bear had been only fifty feet away. I didn’t see the bear, but my pup knew he was there, and sent it off with a song. I saw the bushes shaking and heard thrashing noises. Before I had this dog, one winter night I had two full-grown bears on my patio trying to break into the chicken hut. I opened the sliding door to see what that noise was, and there, eight feet away was a big black bear, with a second one right behind him. I made the loudest, nastiest dog noises I could, and they went up the Linden tree. I kept it up until they slid down and ran off through the snow. Bears do not like dog noises. Up in Alberta, at Fort MacMurray, they use Karelian bear dogs to chase the bears away from the petroleum operations. They bring in a pair, male and female to harass the bear, and it soon decides not to stick around.
Zen Malek says
Usually dogs are no match for bears, on one on one fights. Even the largest and toughest ones, HOWEVER like these comments are stated , if you have 2-3 aggressive fearless breeds, then the bear would run. The best, I have heard is the karelian bear dogs, they are extremely fearless and chase bears, exhaust them. Nip at their butts one at a time, while the bear is super confused. This is the best defense, In my opinion, it is not a fight, but it is the best option.