Looking for the best dogs for cold weather? If you live somewhere cold, then these dog breeds will be the best companions for you!
Best Dogs for Cold Weather
With winter here, not all dogs can tolerate the cold and be outdoors all the time. Most of them need the warmth of your home as protection from the harsh elements. But if you're living in a place where it's always cold, picking the best dog for the climate is definitely one factor you should consider. If you're looking for your next pet that has the tolerance for the cold, then here are 15 breeds you can choose from. …You won't have to make a doggie sweater for any of them. 🙂
A fluffy white dog that can help you with herding and pulling a sled. Know more about them here.
2. Chow Chow
This “Fluffy Lion-dog” hails from China. Isn't he just adorable? Just look at that face. Get more information about it here.
Originally from the mountains of Japan, this breed is really equipped for the cold. Check it out here.
4. Estrela Mountain Dog
The best dogs for homesteading. They're a good pick for guardian dogs so if you're living in the cold part of the country, get them for your homestead. Read more about them here.
5. Great Pyrenees
A gentle white giant that loves to spend time with the family. They're also good at being a farm dog that's ideal on a large property. Check them out here.
A giant ball of fur who loves to play in the snow. Not really the best guard dog, but they are known to be loyal and calm. Get to know them better here.
Gentle, playful and friendly. This elegant giant has a double coat that makes it easier for them to live and work in cold weathers. See them here.
8. Bernese Mountain Dog
Your all around general farm dog. Learn more about them here.
9. St. Bernard
If you want your very own Beethoven, this is your breed. Best known for Alpine rescues, they're also a working dog breed. Read more on them here.
10. German Shepherd
Strong and agile hard workers. You'll see them herding, guarding and in police work. This is a real versatile dog who'll love to be a part of your family. Check them out here.
11. American Eskimo Dog
Energetic, and really cute. These medium sized dogs are great on the farm, and great at tricks! Read more about the here.
12. Tibetan Terrier
If you're looking for affection, this is the pet for you. Get more information about this cutie here.
13. Siberian Husky
Commonly used for dog sledding. They have distinct pointy ears and piercing blue eyes. Check them out here.
They have a very thick coat that helps them in the cold. Did you know that they were watchdogs in Holland? Read more about them here.
15. Tibetan Mastiff
Your guard dog. With their large size, they're sure to fend off predators like wolves and even bears. Get more information about them here.
Want to see some adorable pups playing in the snow? Check out this video from TubeSpaghetti:
So which one will you pick? Let us know below in the comments! 🙂
Ty Beth says
I’m surprised Malamutes weren’t included in the list. http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/alaskan-malamute/ They are awesome, I have two, and while stubborn are amazing guard dogs and fantastic with kids. They have a learning curve though.