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This article is about the species in Avatar: The Last Airbender. For the similar species in The Legend of Korra, see polar bear dog.
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The term "Polar dog" has not been confirmed by official sources.

The polar dog is an animal domesticated by the tribesmen of the Southern Water Tribe and kept as a pet.[1]


This creature is the size of a large dog. It has blue eyes, a pink or reddish nose, rounded ears, and three-toed paws. Its fur is predominantly white, aside from a single black striped pattern that begins at the nose and runs over the animal's forehead before trailing along its back.[1] The polar dog's thick fur allows it to adapt to cold temperatures, which is crucial considering habitat in which it has been domesticated.


Although never shown in the wild, there was at least one domesticated polar dog in the Southern Tribe. The mammal appeared to be calm and docile. It is relaxed around younger children, as seen when it barely opened an eyelid even after all of the children surrounding it became agitated and excited.[1]


The natural connections for this animal are to the real life polar bear, or white bear (though the fictional creature is much smaller), and to Alaskan Malamutes and other northern breeds used in Arctic dog sledding.


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