The Karelian Bear Dog was developed in Finland. (Kuvasz and other LGDs also chase away bears and other predators.)
"...[U.S. biologist Carrie Hunt] learned of a certain dog breed protecting field researchers from polar bears in Norway. If KBDs were being used to scare bears away from people in Europe, Hunt thought, why couldn’t they do the same with nuisance bears in the U.S.?"
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