Top 10 Dogs for Cold Climates

The Top 10 Dogs for Cold Climates!
When you're looking to add a furry friend   To your family, there are many things to 
consider to ensure they will be a good fit   For your lifestyle. However, one often overlooked 
factor is the climate. Not all dog breeds are   Built to tolerate cold, harsh weather.
If you live in a cold mountainous area   And relish taking winter walks in snow-covered 
fields, you'll want a dog who enjoys the same.   So you should consider a dog that is bred 
to live and work in these environments.
  There are multiple breeds that have a higher 
tolerance for cold climates than others. And   If your dog happens to be one of the breeds 
in this list, then the chances are they are   Amongst the best cold-weather dogs out there.
Just make sure you don't end up with a little   Lap dog that shivers at the sight of snowflakes, 
or else you'll have to invest in a little doggy   Parka and matching earmuffs
Our video today showcases 10 dogs who   Demonstrate the ability to thrive even 
in the coldest conditions!
  Dog number 1: The Chow Chow
This is one of the most distinctive-looking   Dogs on the planet, and they are also one of the 
oldest, having been originally bred in China as   Palace guard dogs for Royalty. They are perhaps 
best known for their unique black/blue tongues,   A feature that has been the subject of many 
myths, such as that they inherited it from   A bear or that they licked up all the blue sky 
that fell on earth when the world was created.
  Not only is their tongue striking, but their 
thick coats give them a lion-like appearance   And make them extremely tolerant of cold 
weather. While they may look humorous,   Their demeanor is quite different, as they 
are known to be stoic and aloof. However,   They are also gifted with great focus and 
cleanliness, making them easy to train.
  Chow Chows may have a slightly scowling 
expression and be stand-offish at times,   But they are also incredibly loving and loyal 
to their family and certainly won't mind a few   Winter walks!
Dog number 2: The Akita
  The Akita Inu, also known as the Japanese Akita 
or Great Japanese Dog, was once the breed of   Choice for the Japanese Imperial family. 
They were so highly esteemed that statues   Of the breed were given to new parents as a 
symbol of health, happiness, and longevity.
  These majestic dogs were traditionally used by 
winter hunters and Samurai from northern Japan,   Making them exceptional in frigid conditions 
with their thick, short double coats and rougher   Outer coat to keep them warm in the coldest of 
weather. With heavy bones and a sturdy build,   Akitas are known for their strength and power, 
which surpasses most other breeds of similar   Size. Akitas can also be pretty stubborn and 
are quite territorial, so they make excellent   Guard dogs and will do their duty no matter how 
cold it gets when they're on patrol!   Dog number 3: The German Shepherd
This beloved breed is renowned for its remarkable  

Aptitude as working dogs for services such as 
the police, search and rescue, and security.   Not only are these dogs strong, agile, and 
hardworking, with bundles of energy and   High intelligence. But they have a thick 
double coat that helps protect them from   The cold better than most breeds, though 
not as well as some of the other breeds   On this list. The double coat consists of a 
long, coarse outer layer that shields them   From harsh environments and an inner layer that 
insulates them from both hot and cold weather.
  German Shepherds are often seen in movies living 
outside, sometimes even chained up as guard dogs,   But this is not recommended for 
any breed. Even breeds that are   Well-suited for cold weather should never be 
kept outside all the time as there are still   Temperatures and conditions that could 
be too extreme for them. Furthermore,   Most dogs are social creatures and won't respond 
well to being isolated from their family.
  Even so, as winter approaches, a German 
shepherd's coat will become thicker,   Providing them with insulation that allows them to 
play in the snow for longer than most dogs.   Dog number 4: The Bernese Mountain Dog
As their name implies, the Bernese Mountain   Dog was bred for life in the mountains, 
where they have been used for centuries as   Draft and driving dogs in Switzerland. With 
their impressive strength and sturdiness,   They are capable of carrying their own gear and 
even some of yours. Moreover, their remarkable   Resilience makes them ideal hiking companions, 
even in the harshest and coldest of conditions.
  Despite their size and strength, Bernese Mountain 
Dogs are known for being incredibly affectionate,   Gentle, and devoted to their owners. They are 
one of the most beautiful cold-weather breeds,   And their kind disposition makes them the perfect 
addition to any family, especially one that loves   To give their pup lots of love and attention 
and go for hikes up in the snowy mountain   Peaks!
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Dog number 5: The Newfoundland
  This large Canadian breed weighs up to 160 lbs 
and is easily recognizable due to its thick black   Fur and robust body, allowing it to withstand 
even the most extreme conditions. This breed   Has long been used for water rescues, even in 
icy cold waters, and is regularly employed for   Mountain recoveries. With its calm and patient 
temperament, friendliness, and protectiveness,   The Newfoundland makes an ideal companion 
and a beloved addition to any family,   Even those with young children. However, due to 
its large size and strength, the Newfoundland can   Easily knock over a full-grown adult with minimal 
effort, so it is essential to train them not to  

Jump up at people. As with many of the larger dog 
breeds, the Newfoundland is a prodigious drooler,   So if you are looking for a spotless home or 
don't want to be regularly drenched in slobber,   This might not be the right breed for you. But 
if you live on the coast or near a freezing lake,   They will be a perfect fit!
Dog number 6: The Saint Bernard
  This is a breed that looks like a big, cuddly 
teddy bear, and is one of the largest dogs in   The world. For years, they were considered 
the top winter dog, renowned for their size,   Strength, durability, and intelligence. This 
made them the perfect choice for search and   Rescue missions in the Alps, where they could 
trek for miles through deep snow with ease.
  Even larger than the Newfoundland, they can 
weigh up to 200lbs, and while they're not   Exactly lapdogs, these gentle giants are known 
as 'nanny dogs' due to their affectionate and   Docile personalities, making them an ideal 
family pet. So if you and your family spend   A lot of time on ski slopes, just know a Saint 
Bernard could make a brilliant companion!
  Dog number 7: The Samoyed
This is an ancient breed from Siberia   That dates back to the dawn of civilization, when 
they were bred and raised by the Samoyed people.   This heritage has enabled them to develop a 
strong bond with humans, making them not only   Hardworking, but also excellent learners 
and incredibly compassionate companions.
  Their thick white coat, which helps them blend 
into the snow, combined with their compact and   Agile build, gives them a wolf-like appearance.
As with most other breeds, Samoyeds require plenty   Of physical and mental exercise. They are a great 
winter dog breed for those who are fond of huskies   But want a more obedient companion. Just be 
sure to check with your neighbors before getting   A Samoyed, as they are known to be quite vocal.
This super smiley, social breed loves to play with   Kids and is an ideal addition to any family 
living in colder areas of the world.
  Dog number 8: The Siberian Husky
When you think of a pack of dogs   Pulling a sleigh through the snow, this is the 
breed that likely comes to mind. They have been   A favorite around the world since their origin 
in Siberia. Bred specifically for sledding and   Helping humans traverse long distances in 
frigid temperatures, the Husky is closely   Related to its wolf ancestors. This is evident 
in its tendency to howl loudly and often.
  The Husky's double coat of fur 
helps keep it warm and insulated,   While still allowing it to remain nimble, 
sleek, and agile. Its sledding heritage has   Also endowed it with great strength, endurance, 
and energy. Despite its use as a working dog,   The Husky is notoriously difficult to train due 
to its mischievous and stubborn nature. As such,   It requires an experienced owner with plenty 
of patience and time to provide the proper   Training.
  What breed of dog do you think 
is the best for Cold Climates?  

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your thoughts with other enthusiasts!
Dog number 9: The Tibetan Mastiff
  This next breed is shrouded in mystery, as their 
true history has been lost to time due to their   Long-standing isolation in the Himalayas. All we 
really know is that they originated in Tibet.
  Their immense double coat keeps them well 
insulated, with an undercoat that changes   In thickness depending on the season, allowing 
them to adapt to summer and winter climates.
  Tibetan Mastiffs are usually black or brown, 
but they can also come in the much rarer red   Color. In fact, a red Tibetan Mastiff holds 
the current record for the most expensive   Dog ever sold, after it was purchased for 
an astonishing $1.9 million as a puppy!
  These large dogs can weigh up to 177 lbs and 
are said to be one of the oldest working breeds,   With their strength and size making them 
perfectly suited for hard tasks in harsh weather.
  They can also make excellent guard dogs, 
and have even been known to fend off large   Predators such as wolves and even snow leopards!
But they're not all work and no play – Tibetan   Mastiffs are incredibly loving and loyal 
to their family, and make great adventure   Buddies. They may be more independent than 
some other breeds, but they are still devoted   Cold-weather companions.
Dog number 10: The Alaskan Malamute
  No list of dogs suited to cold weather would 
be complete without the Alaskan Malamute! While   They may look similar to their Husky cousins, 
they are actually the largest and oldest of the   Arctic dogs, boasting a much heavier coat that 
provides excellent protection against the harsh   Alaskan weather. Bred primarily as sled dogs, they 
are stronger and sturdier than their relatives,   Capable of pulling up to a jaw-dropping 3307 
lbs! However, we strongly advise against using   Your Alaskan Malamute to pull heavy loads 
without proper training to avoid injury.
  Despite their strength, Alaskan Malamutes make 
great family pets, though their intelligence   And independence can make training a challenge. 
They require experienced, focused, and determined   Owners who can provide the necessary training.
Moreover, unlike Huskies, they do not adapt well   To warmer weather and will get heat stroke very 
quickly unless clipped tightly and regularly.   They also have huge energy reserves 
that, if not properly expended,   Can lead to destructive behavior. Therefore, 
they are best suited to an active owner who   Lives in a cooler environment outside of a city 
with plenty of land for regular exercise.   However, the Alaskan Malamute's ability to 
withstand the harshest weather is unbeatable   And largely due to their dense, double fur coat, 
which is one of the thickest of all breeds. It   Consists of a rough outer layer and a thick, oily 
undercoat that can be up to 2 inches thick. This   Means they can happily go to sleep under a layer 
of snow, and it won't even melt. So if you're   Looking for a dog that can brave the coldest of 
climates, the Alaskan Malamute is the dog for you!

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