Too Cute to Bear? Dogs Help Us Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day

For National Teddy Bear Day, they show how inseparable they are from their stuffed bears.

Phillip Mlynar  |  Sep 9th 2014


If a dog is said to be man’s best friend and faithful companion, who fulfills a similar role of companionship and loyalty to the dog? For some canines it might be the humble blackbird, but I think in general the answer is that of a teddy bear. Clearly, every good hound should be blessed with a devoted stuffed toy bear to share the good and the bad times with.

So, as today is National Teddy Bear Day (yes, such a thing really exists), here’s an insight into the very special bond that exists between dogs and their teddy bears.


Introducing the little and large of the teddy bear world. Just look at the devotion in this dog’s eyes!

This textbook execution of an undercover snuggle session deserves a full-on salute of appreciation.
These guys are top-to-tail teddy-bear-tastic! Without looking closely, it’s hard to tell where the dog ends and the teddy bear begins.

There’s nothing like two lifelong friends enjoying a breezy outdoor nap together. (The cobblestones are said to have a mildly Tempur-Pedic effect.)


A dewy-eyed poodle clutching a plush toy — always guaranteed to melt the heart.

Sometimes, even the most special relationships come to a messy ending. The real question is then: Who gets to clear up the emotional debris? From the look on his face, this dog has all the answers.

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