Lifestyle Pets Family Realizes Pet Dog Might Be a Bear After Animal Starts to Walk Around on Hind Legs The family believed the dog was a Tibetan Mastiff, a breed that can grow to be quite large By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 14, 2018 01:41 PM Share Tweet Pin Email There is more canine confusion in China. Just a few days after news broke that a woman found out her puppy bought from a Chinese pet store last year is actually a fox, another pet owner has come to a similar conclusion. According to The Independent, two years ago, Su Yun, from Kunming in the Yunnan province of China, bought a puppy on vacation, believing it to be a Tibetan Mastiff, and brought the animal home. From day one, Yun and her family were impressed by their pet's massive appetite. The "dog" reportedly chowed down on a box of fruit and two buckets of noodles every day. Getty (2) But it wasn't until the pet reached 250 pounds and started walking around on its hind legs that they realized there was a mistake. This "dog" is actually an Asiatic black bear. Since the family is slightly (and reasonably) afraid of wild bears and is not capable of caring for one of the large creatures, they have since transferred their former family pet to Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Centre, where it will receive proper care from wildlife professionals.