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Bear is a very unique looking and beautiful dog, He is half German Shepherd and half Malamute. Bear is owned by Elisa and Mike from Broomfield Colorado. If these names sound familiar its because they were also the owners of “Shadow” from a previous Blog post. Bear was adopted by Elisa and Mike because they wanted a friend for Shadow. Bear is 14 years old and although he has had 3 surgeries, 2 on his knees and one to correct a stomach problem , he is doing just fine. When Shadow was alive, Bear spent many years as his companion, and they were indeed best of friends.
Shadow was the Alpha between the two, and Bear apparently always wanted to play and rough house with him especially as a puppy. Bear got his name because when he was first spotted by Elisa he looked like a stuffed bear toy, soft and fluffy. Bear is friendly to strangers, and will on occasion bring a toy to you to play with him, but he also can be a bit dramatic and emotional and is very protective of his family. he knows if one of his masters is not feeling well and he is very intuitive. Mike tells me he is a little set in his ways and can be a little high maintenance, but at his age we all figure he has earned that right.
The German shepherd is the result of selective breeding, originally the stock came from various herd and work breeds. This breed is used extensively in police work. He is very strong and sturdy and is unconditionally loyal. Once this dog extends his loyalty he will not transfer it easily and his owner must be willing to maintain this close bond. Bear has all of these traits. The Alaskan Malamute is a sled dog, named after the tribe that bred him. Legend has it that his ancestors were wolves, he is heavily muscled and is a very hard worker, he does love to pull a sled and is still used primarily for this job. The malamute has a mild disposition and is a great family dog, and is good with children. Bear also exhibits the best qualities from this breed as well.
Bear comes down from, I believe, two of the most beautiful dog breeds. He shares, along with certain characteristics of both, the good looks of both as well. Certainly a pleasure for me to capture him in Charcoal. Thank you Bear, Elisa and Mike for the opportunity.
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