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The internet can't get its head around this super-furry guy. Is he a dog? A bear? Or a kind of hybrid furball? The only thing we can agree on is that he's very, very cute!

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 16/04/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:29

When one owner decided to share a picture of Chowder the Chow Chow, she must have expected some kind of reaction.

A new level of cuteness

Because even by pooch standards, these furry fellas are notoriously cute.

So say hello to Chowder!


A post shared by Chowder (@chowderthebeardog) on

Unsurprisingly, Chowder melted the hearts of dog lovers all over the world. But others expressed some confusion. Is Chowder really a dog? Because he looks a lot like a big fluffy teddybear!

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Check him out again, and you'll see what they're talking about!

Chowder's owners have confirmed that he is indeed a dog. However, they've given the nod to his bear-like appearance on his Instagram page.

Born to be a star

Chowderthebeardog has over 400k followers, and so it looks like this cuddly pooch is on his way to becoming the next big canine celebrity.

But it's all come as a bit of a surprise to Chowder's dog mum. Speaking to ABC News, she said:

"We did it on Instagram and Facebook, not intending to make him famous."

That may well be the case. But with a face like this, Chowder was always going to be a star!