Best Puppy Breeds for Cold Climates

Best Puppy Breeds for Cold Climates

If you live in Bergen County near New Jersey and Englewood, you know just how cold it can get during the winter. Most dogs wear a coat year-round, but not all dogs are built to withstand cold or near-freezing temperatures. If you love to take your dog or puppy camping in the winter and need a companion that will enjoy it as much as you do, your puppy is going to need a thick coat. Many breeds can take on the chilly temperature with ease; the Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute are just two examples of dogs that are built with capability to thrive and enjoy frigid temperatures.

If you are an active individual and love going outside in a colder climate, consider our list of the top 5 most popular cold weather puppies. Note: spending prolonged time in the cold can cause acute medical conditions in puppies like hypothermia and frostbite. Just like humans, they’re going to need to bundle up if they’re spending more than just a couple hours outside. Activities such as hiking and camping come to mind. Be careful and attentive to your new cold weather pup and they can be your favorite companion! Here is our list of some of the most popular cold weather dogs:

Labrador Retriever


The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular cold-weather dog breeds due to their ability to handle frigid temperatures and their usefulness in other fields as well. Originally used to help fisherman in the freezing North Atlantic by fetching ropes, net, and fish, Labrador Retrievers now perform work such as a show competitor, hunter companions, and search and rescue dogs. They are one of the most popular breeds and are easy to train! If you have children, they are super friendly to kids as well.

Siberian Husky

Originating from Northeast Asia, Siberian Huskies are a medium-sized working dog breed that are most famously used for sled dogs and home pets. They have a

very thick coat and usually have very striking facial features and striking

Siberian Husky

blue eyes. Huskies are an energetic, independent, and highly intelligent. This breed may be a challenge for first time dog owners due to their high energy and restless nature. If you love going running in the cold winter weather, your Husky will LOVE you. Being an active person that goes on many runs/walks/hikes is ideal for owning a Husky.

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the largest breeds of dog, with the heaviest Bernese Mountain Dog males clocking in around 80-120 pounds. These dogs are aptly named, as they were originally kept in the canton of Bern as companions for farms, alpine herders and dairymen. Along with the Siberian Husky, they are classified as a Working Dog by national kennel clubs.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu’s are almost always an in-house dog. Taking them for walks outside is

Shih Tzu have a long coat. They can withstand the cold for short bursts; it is always recommended that you towel dry Shih Tzus after a walk, as they are more vulnerable to frostbite than dogs with thicker fur. They can brave the cold, but must not be kept outside. These are strictly home dogs.acceptable for short periods of time, especially if they

Saint Bernard

Known for patience and their gentle nature, Saint Bernard’s are the closest breed you can get to a baby sitter. This famous breed was originally bred in the snowy mountains between Switzerland and Italy. The Bernard was – and is – used as a search and rescue dog. They are described as gentle and tolerant, much like the monks that bred them. They are great family dogs as they are gentle with children; in addition to this, they

Saint Bernard

also make great cart-pulling companions if you happen to live in a brewery in the mountains.

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