Remembering Canada’s extinct dog breed
For more than 500 years, the Tahltan Bear Dog served the Tahltan people of Northern British Columbia. These small dogs were used for hunting both Black bears and Grizzly bears. Black and white, they were 12 to 16 inches high and weighed 10 to 18 pounds. They had large pricked ears, and a distinctive bushy tail resembling a shaving brush.