Top 10 Best Dog Breeds for Cold Weather

Siberian Husky

Huskies are known for their energy and endurance, as well as their thick coat and ability to withstand subzero temperatures.


The gentle and fluffy Newfie was developed to help Canadian fishermen navigate the icy waters of the North Atlantic.

Finnish Lapphund

Finnies have a distinctive curled tail that can be wrapped around them to keep snow away and keep them warm.


The Akita is a Japanese breed that was developed as a watchdog and hunter in the country's cold mountainous regions.


The Keeshond is a Dutch breed that served as a companion and watchdog for barges on the Dutch canals.


They had to survive freezing temperatures while working as hunters, herders, and sledge dogs for the semi-nomadic Siberian people.

Alaskan Malamute

For hundreds of years, the Mahlemiut Inuit tribe of Alaska has bred heavy sledges over long distances in freezing temps.

Finnish Spitz

These dogs had to deal with harsh conditions in Finland  (land of 60000 Lakes) thanks to their thick coat.

Great Pyrenees

Temperatures drop in the winter, and the breed's thick coat allows the dogs to stay out all night watching over their flock.

Chow Chow

This ancient Chinese breed was originally used to guard the sacred temples in the freezing mountainous Northern Steppes regions.

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