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5 Best Dog Breeds For Cold Weather

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The colder it gets in the winter, the more you’re going to want to be curled up on your couch with your dog. When choosing a breed for this type of weather, there are several factors to consider. You don’t want to shovel snow every time and still keep your pet safe from snow. Here are 5 breeds that are best suited for winter:

The Norwegian Elkhound.

The Norwegian Elkhound is a breed of dog that originated in Norway. The breed was originally bred to hunt elk and other large game, but today it is primarily used as a guard dog. These dogs are very loyal and protective of their family and territory, which makes them excellent watchdogs for both the home and car. They generally get along well with kids, other dogs, cats, and small animals.

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Siberian Huskies.

Siberian Huskies are medium-sized dogs with thick coats. They have plenty of energy and are generally very active, making them good at pulling sleds and carts, as well as people and things.

Alaskan Malamutes.

The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed that originated in the Arctic. This powerful breed can pull sleds for long distances and still be ready for more. They’re very friendly and loyal, but also independent. They have a double coat that is thick and soft, making them ideal for climates with cold winters. Their coats need to be brushed regularly or they will become matted, but their thick fur keeps them warm during Alaska’s frigid winters. No need to shovel snow. They love playing in the snow and rest assured, your pet is safe!

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Labrador Retrievers.

A Labrador Retriever is an ideal dog for families because they are friendly, outgoing, and playful. They get along well with kids and other pets as well. They love to swim and retrieve, so if you’re looking for a way to get your Lab some exercise in the winter months without having to worry about frozen lakes or cold winds that might cause your Lab’s paws harm, fetching a tennis ball or stick will work just fine.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are best known for their herding abilities, are also great at tracking and hunting. They have a strong sense of smell and can easily pick up on the scent of prey animals in the wild. Additionally, this dog breed can pull carts, which means it’s not only great at tracking but has some strength in its body.

There are dogs that love being around you no matter what. Dogs who will be there to play with you in the snow, romp in the park, walk into the woods! These breeds will never require you to shovel snow frequently. They always love hanging out with us irrespective of the season.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of the best dog breeds for cold weather and can now make a better choice for your furry friend. Let us know if we missed any favorites!

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