Susan Braden - Breeder Of The Karelian Bear Dogs & The Norrbottenspets


Notice: I am taking a break from breeding, so no litters are planned for the time being.

Please contact me for more information.

Susan Susan Braden and her husband Rollin are avid outdoor enthusiasts and have lived in Alaska since 1965. We began using Karelian's for bear protection while horseback riding and for hunting trips in the backcountry. Our kennel began with Bearunoff, (REL/KBD) a dog that met our every outdoor need. Because of Bearunoff's incredible loyalty and the demand for bear protection, Bearunoff Kennels was created. We are now also breeding The Norrbottenspets which are also a small spitz type dog. They are very hardy and an extremely intelligent breed. Very popular in Finland & Sweden, these dogs make very good family pets.

Karelian Bear Dog

Which Breed Is Right For You?

Please click on the links below for very important information.

Karelians | Norrbottenspets




A new litter of Norrbottenspets

All Pups are in their forever home.


Sire and Dam of the litter - July 2021


Chief and Kaddi's pups.
All puppies are now in their new homes.







Kaddi and Chief's previous litters.
Please email me for details.





Hunting Shrews




Norrbottenspets and Karelian Bear Dog at work.

Click Here To Watch Karelian Bear Dog's Move A Moose Off Of The Property

Alaska's first and Bearunoff Kennel's first Norrbottenspets puppies
Born September 4th, 2015.

Sorry, there are no more puppies available. The Norrbottens.


Meet Kody & Ruby the breeding pair. They are CKC & AKC registered.

The puppies are now 6 weeks old, healthy and active.
(10/ 9/2015)











Announcing Ava & Chiefs litter, date of birth 9-13-14, 10 puppies, 8 males 2 females.


10 day old pups


Ava and 14 day old pups





Chief & Ava's 2012 litter, AKC Foundation Stock,
1 male and 3 females, born born 4/25/12

Chief & Ava's 2012 litter, AKC Foundation Stock,
6 1/2 Weeks

Brody & Chief

Karelian Bear Dog Litter - Born 9-21-10 to Ava & Raivo
All of Ava & Raivo's pups have been adopted.  Reserve now for the 2012 litter.

Please contact us to reserve a future puppy.



Karelian & Norrbottenspets Photos

Bearunoff's Frozen Semen Available For AI Litters   $600 per vial

REL/KBD UKC Registered








Meet Some Puppies From Previous Litters






Additional Puppy Litter Photos

Koyuk's and Lucky's A.I. Litter

2004 Puppy Photos

Eska-mo & Dakota's Litter Photos 

Pups All grown Up Photos

Contact us for more detailed information about our Karelian Bear Dogs and Norrbottenspets.

Our puppy owners make the best references.  Email and phone numbers available upon request.


Bearunoff Kennels
36625 Ansel Drive
Soldotna, Alaska   99669



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