The bear actually does look a bit like a chow chow, except I'm assuming he didn't bark and could ride a tricycle. From Shanghaiist:
A man in Yunnan recently discovered that he'd been raising two Asian black bears for the past two years under the impression that they were dogs...The man, Wang Kaiyu, owns a banana farm in Jinchang Town, near the boarder of Vietnam, China News reports. Two years ago, a Vietnamese man was passing by the area with two "good looking" pups, and Wang decided to buy them off the man, he told reporters.
For two years, he lovingly raised the "dogs", bathing and pampering them every day. Wang said the animals were well-behaved but that their appetites were rapidly growing. He recalled a few times when his beloved pets caught and ate chickens on the farm.
As fate would have it, Wang saw a poster about wildlife protection at an exhibition hosted by the forest police, and the bells started ringing. Wang realised he had been accidentally raising two protected species.