Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I was looking to get a German Shepherd as a puppy. Found a well-established and healthy breeder or pure breed German Shepherds. I rang them up, and they said they had a half Corgi and half German Shepherd puppy. The breeders had a family pet male Corgi; however, they never kept him separate from their female German Shepherd. Then when the German Shepherd gave birth, Bear popped out. I quickly realized that no one had ever seen one before with people’s reaction to seeing Bear. I then did some searching on the Internet, and there’s barely any information about Corig X German Shepherds. One of my friends suggested making a TikTok account for Bear, and my second video got over 1million views. Now Bears videos have over a 25million views.
Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
Random people now always recognize Bear when I walk him as they have seen his TikTok videos. Also, Bear was asked to be in the Ipswich Star Newspaper, and he had a photo shoot for the newspaper at the park, where many people were amazed to see Bear having a photoshoot.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
You have got to be producing content that you enjoy making. This eliminates burnout, as well as collaborating with other similar creators. So in Bear’s case, we always film content that he always enjoys being filmed, and we will be doing something fun like introducing him to new dog toys or going to the dog park.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person whom you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I want to thank a good friend Katie Miller as she was the person to suggest making content with Bear. As she’s a fellow dog lover and told me Corgis are super popular online. That’s when I decided to start making content with Bear, and he went viral with the second video I posted got over 1million views.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I have used the Bears platform to raise money for numerous dog charities. As well as spreading awareness about Bears breed as very little information is available about it as Corgi X German Shepherds are super rare.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“My dog is not my best friend, and he is family” That quote emphasizes to people who don’t own dogs that to people who do, they become family. They feel like your brother or sister. Bear would do anything to protect and make his family happy, and so would we, Bear.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Tiktok: bearbigpawlonngboi Instagram: bearbigpawlonngboi Business email: [email protected]
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
That adults and children love seeing and playing with Bear as he’s short and long like a Corgi, so kids are not scared of him like they would be a full-size German Shepherd. They are combined with him having the head, ears, and fur of a German Shepherd.