Some breeds of dog don't have any problem with a spot of snow.Some breeds of dog don't have any problem with a spot of snow.
Some breeds of dog don't have any problem with a spot of snow.

Cold Weather Dogs: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that cope well with icy conditions - including the loving German Shepherd 🐶

If you live in a cold country, or your idea of fun is a long winter walk through ice and snow, these are the breeds of dog that will be happy to join you.

A huge number of us decided to welcome new pups into our homes in the last few years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership has soared to record levels.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One thing to take into consideration is that some dogs have been bred specifically to cope with – or even enjoy – living in a cold climate.

These hardy breeds will think nothing of long walks in snow and sub-zero temperatures, so if you have an ourdoorsy lifestyle they are the pups that should feature high up on your canine wish list.

Here are the 10 breeds of dog that thrive in cold conditions.

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There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

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