Prospective pet parents residing in colder climates or who participate in pet-friendly winter activities should think carefully about which dog to add to the pack. Dog breeds like the Chihuahua from Mexico’s hot desert and the Australian cattle dog are more suited to warm climates, while canines with thick or double coats, like many on our list, thrive in the cold. Your pooch might adapt to any weather, but these breeds are known to take cold weather in stride.
Due to exposed paws, noses and stomachs, all breeds can feel the chill at times, especially as they get older, so keep an eye on your dog for signs of cold like trembling and shaking when you’re out in the elements. Don’t forget to equip your pup with a pair of winter boots and wrap him up in a jacket before you head out.