Cold Weather Dog Breeds

Don't think the fur coat is enough to keep them warm; in fact, most dogs can't handle long periods of time outdoors in chilly weather. Unless, pet owners adopt one of these types of dog breeds:

  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  • German Shepherd
  • Chow Chow
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Anatolian Shepherd
  • American Eskimo Dog
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Akita
On days above 45 degrees, most medium and large dogs can handle dog walking and outside playtime in the fenced-in backyard for up to 30 minutes. However, once temperatures drop below freezing, it's time to bring dogs inside after 15 minutes. If the temperatures drop below 0 degrees, no dog should be outside for longer than a restroom break. 
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