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10 Dog Breeds That Love The Cold Weather

The dog breed originates from cold weather places with thick coat to keep them warm. These dog breeds have adapted to the cold weather and they love the cold of winter.

#1 – Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a large working dog originating from United States (Alaska). Previously this breed was bred for use as sled dogs in cold places because they have strength, endurance and adaptation to the cold. The Alaskan Malamute is an affectionate, intelligence, loyal, Independence and playful dog. However, their thick, coarse coat to keep them warm makes them a heavy shedding dog.

#2 – Keeshond

The Keeshond is a medium-sized spitz breed originating from the Netherlands. Previously, they were also known as “Dutch Barge Dog”. Keeshond has a pointed face, pointed ears, and a thick fur covering the neck and chest like a lion’s mane. The Keeshond is also a very suitable dog breed for cold weather with a dense double coat to keep warm. In addition, the Keeshond is very friendly, outgoing, lively, intelligent, very affectionate with their families and a great companion for children.

#3 – Newfoundland

The Newfoundland is also known by another name is Newfie, is a large working dog originating from Newfoundland and Labrador (is the easternmost province of Canada). In addition to its large, strong appearance, this breed is better known for its sweet, cute, sociable, patient, rarely barking personality. Newfie also particularly likes water and they can work underwater, for rescue cases. Newfie can overcome rough ocean waves and powerful tides. They can swim long distances due to their huge lung capacity, and withstand the cold of cold water due to their thick, waterproof coat.

#4 – Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound is a breed of dog of the Northern Spitz type originating from Norway. The Norwegian Elkhound is a strong and hardy dog ​​with thick gray, white and black double coat. In the past, the Norwegian Elkhound was bred to hunt wolfs, bears and moose in cold regions of Norway. The Norwegian Elkhound is an intelligent, friendly, playful, alert, independent dog and often have an inseparable bond with their owners.

#5 – Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is a member of the Mastiff family and is originally from Tibet. The Tibetan Mastiff is considered a primitive dog with its large size and thick double coat to keep the body warm, helping them adapt to the cold climate in Tibet and the high-altitude Himalayan range. The Tibetan Mastiff is an intelligent, calm, alert, Independent dog and often aloof from a stranger.

#6 – Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog breed native to the northeast of Siberia. The Siberian Husky was previously used as a sled dog in cold places. Today, they are more popular as pets, human companions. The Siberian Husky is a friendly, mischievous, loyal, outgoing dog and when they’re bored, they often chew anything, including the floor or walls.

#7 – Saint Bernard

The Saint Bernard is a large, extremely strong and muscular dog breed. They are loved and famous throughout the world. Originally, Saint Bernard was used as a rescue dog in the Alps and often to search and rescue people trapped in snow. Nowadays, the Saint Bernard is appearing in many happy families, because they are quiet, devoted, and friendly dogs and they sleep a lot.

#8 – American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo is a member of the Spitz family and is originally from Germany. American Eskimo dogs are adapted to cold weather with their appearance covered by a thick white coat, making their eyes and black nose become prominent, in addition, around their neck and chest is also covered with a thick coat of hair like a lion’s mane. The American Eskimo is an intelligent, affectionate, loving, playful, alert, friendly dog. However, The American Eskimo is also a heavy shedding dog, so they will not be suitable for people with allergies.

#9 – Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees, also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, is a large breed of dog used as a livestock guardian dog. They are adapted to snow-covered mountains, and are used as dogs to protect cattle from wolves and other predators. The Great Pyrenees is an affectionate, confident, gentle, patient, calm dog. However, The Great Pyrenees can be slow to learn new commands, slow to obey and somewhat stubborn to train.

#10 – Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of working dog originating from Switzerland. The Bernese Mountain Dog is also a large dog that likes cold weather with a thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolored: jet black, clear white, and rust. The Bernese Mountain dog is an intelligent, loving, gentle, playful dog, easy to train, friendly with other pets and very gentle with children. however, they drool and shed pretty heavily and they are also prone to separation anxiety, so they will not be suitable for families that aren’t home for long periods of time.

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