Surprisingly to some, dogs and bears are not related. Dogs are part of the “canidae” family and Canids are part of a larger group known as carnivora, which also has been known to include bears, cats and even seals. Thus dogs and bears are in the same order (carnivora) however they are still located in different families. A dog as mentioned before is in the “canidae” family while bears are found in the “ursidae” family. According to this classification, that makes dogs and bears no more related to each other than each is to cats.