The 20 Best Cold-Weather Dog Breeds [Outside]

The 20 Best Cold-Weather Dog Breeds [Outside]


The 20 Best Cold-Weather Dog Breeds [Outside]



Outside Magazine has published their picks for the 20 Best Cold-Weather Dog Breeds. Outside says that “If you live in the mountains or are looking for a furry friend to keep you warm on those single-digit winter camping trips, these are the best dog breeds for cold-weather climates.” 

If you like to rough it in freezing temperatures and wet snow, your dog should too. “In general, a dog that thrives in a snowy climate has a dense coat that insulates them from the elements,” says Bernadine Cruz, who has worked with arctic dogs as a trail veterinarian for the Iditarod, Yukon Quest, and John Beargrease sled-dog races. “Often, northern dog breeds will have a good foundation by virtue of stout furry paws that allow them to traverse icy terrain.” — Mattie Schuler

The 20 Best Cold-Weather Dog Breeds [Outside]


20. Akita

19. Alaskan Malamute

18. American Eskimo Dog

17. Anatolian Shepherd

16. Bernese Mountain Dog

15. Chow Chow

14. German Shepherd

13. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

12. Great Pyrenees

11. Karakachan Bear Dog

10. Keeshond

9. Kuvasz

8. Newfoundland

7. Norwegian Elkhound

6. Saint Bernard

5. Samoyed

4. Shiba Inu

3. Siberian Husky

2. Tibetan Mastiff

1. Tibetan Terrier

You can read the full article here – 20 Best Cold-Weather Dog Breeds

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