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

Here are the 10 breeds of hardy dog that cope best with cold climates and icy conditions

If you live in a freezing 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.

Thursday, 25th November 2021, 10:43 am

The number of households with new puppies shot up during lockdown.

A huge number of us decided to welcome new pups into our homes last year – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high.

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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