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Puppies arrived for spring


Click on the photo on the left for photos featuring each of the puppies.

**If you are interested adopting a puppy, please contact us to discuss the questions that are listed in our questionnaire.**

For more fun, watch with us every step of the way as the puppies grow up.


Raising puppies

Puppy adoption

Our puppies remain with their mother until ten weeks of age. Selecting a Karelian Bear Dog for your family should be done with careful consideration of several factors, including the amount of space you have available, the amount of time you plan to spend with your dog, the degree of dog handling skills you possess, and the ways you intend to use the dog's skills. At California Karelians, we carefully screen potential new owners in an effort to best match your expectations with each Karelians' observed behavioral traits and personality.

We have included on this website a few of the testimonials we have received from California Karelian Friends.

Our responsibilities

Throughout the first few weeks of life, the puppies' safety and comfort are our priority. In addition, frequent handling helps to create an early trust between dog and human.

As the puppies get a little older, creating varied opportunities for puppies to gain confidence as they explore their world is an important part of our responsibility as breeders. These opportunities for play are created indoors and out, with and without toys, with humans and with other animals. Below, puppy meets our CaliMaine Maine Coon cats.

Much more is available about our California Karelians kennel and our training principles.



How to select a puppy... tips from the experts

How to bond with your puppy... what to do first once your puppy arrives home

Testimonials... straight from some of our California Karelian Friends

Our kennel... what makes California Karelians unique

Are your dog handling skills up to par?... tips on encouraging play drive and socializing your dog

Traveling safely... tips for road trips and air travel


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