If you encounter a black bear, try to scare it away. If you happen upon a grizzly bear, back away slowly. And if you see Chowder the bear you tell him he’s a good boy and give in to his uber fluffiness because he’s a super cute dog.
Three-year-old Chowder, a Chow Chow from the capital city of Manilla in the Philippines, looks like a giant teddy bear in photos on Instagram. Before you go thinking he’s a real bear, though, watch out for these tells that reveal the doggo he is.
1. Destruction Level: Dog
He will ruff up the occasional tissue but probs not the trees they come from.
2. His Bandana Game Is Tight.
No bear could rock this look as well as a dog.
3. Chow Tongue = Instant Giveaway
We know you are trying to pass as a bear, but that dark tongue can only belong to a Chow Chow.
4. Hunting Level: Food Dish
Chowder looks pampered enough that he doesn’t go far to get food.
5. The Softer Side Of Chowder.
This level of tenderness is unbearable.
6. He Has People Wrapped Around His Little Finger.
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7. And That’s How We Know He’s Not A Bear.
Or a lion. Nice try, Chowder!