Dog Breeds That Look Like Bears You’ll Love

While bears are not necessarily everyone’s go-to dream pet, a dog breed that looks like a bear will surely do the trick.

Here’s a quick list of 27 amazing dogs that look like bears, keep reading to find out which cuddly canine should be your next companion.

Maltese Shih Tzu Poodle

This fluffy poodle mix is an undiscovered designer gem; the Maltese Shih Tzu Poodle serves pure bear-face thanks to three different dog breeds and generational breeding.


Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting breed hailing from Tibet. She gives off more sloth vibes than anything else, but as with the Maltese Shih Tzu Poodle, the desired look comes down to grooming.



Bear Coat Shar-Pei

Shar-Peis are pretty well known for their scrunched-up faces and being adorable balls of fluff. The Bear Coat Shar-Pei is a mixture between —you guessed it— a Bear Coat and a Shar-Pei.



Their broad faces rimmed with lots of fur and long ears resemble that of the Sloth Bear, and while the significant difference is in their nose, they’re pretty much just as adorable.



The Pomeranian, while exceptionally tiny, has a heart as big as a Brown Bear with the face to prove it.

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