20 Dog Breeds Perfect for Cold Weather

This winter so far has been one of the coldest on record throughout the central and eastern United States. Due to freezing and unending Arctic winds, the two-week stretch between December 23rd 2017 and January 5th 2018 set many record lows. Cities affected included Green Bay, Wisconsin; Buffalo, New York; and Flint, Michigan. Many more areas also saw record low temperatures. For a dog owner, extreme temperatures are often a source of considerable stress. You must consider the effects of these conditions on your pets. For example, frostbite is a real concern with even short-term exposure to very-low negative temperatures. On the other hand, certain breeds of dogs are well-suited to cold temperatures. If you are considering adopting a new furry companion, and you live in a cold climate, then our list of Twenty Dog Breeds Perfect for Cold Weather is worth checking out. Read on to learn more about these awesome, weather-resistant canines.

Karakachan Bear Dog

This breed was originally bred to be a livestock guardian. They were first used by the eponymous Karakachans, nomadic shepherds from Bulgaria. The dogs would guard the flock of sheep effectively – not hesitating to fight a wolf or even a bear to keep the sheep safe. Due to their origins in the mountainous regions of Bulgaria, Karakachan Bear Dogs developed a double coat consisting of a straight, stiff topcoat and an extremely heavy undercoat. The topcoat acts as a protective layer, while the undercoat provides the dog with the insulation it needs to stay warm. This breed has come into the international spotlight a couple of times in the past few decades. When George W. Bush made a visit to Bulgaria in 2003, he was presented with his very own Karakachan Shepherd. Seven years later, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria gave Vladimir Putin a Karakachan as well – which he still owns to this day.


Add Comment

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Boo: The World’s Cutest Dog
NYC Pet Sitters are Currently Facing Potential Legal Issues
A Brief History of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
20 Questions Your Dog Needs You to Answer Right Away
10 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas For Dogs
20 Dogs So Tiny These Pictures Almost Look Fake
Awesome Pictures of Dogs Who Look Really Excited
15 Photos Proving Just How Much Dogs Love Us
Border Collie Boston Terrier Cane Corso Chihuahua Corgi French Bulldog German Shepherd Golden Retriever Great Dane Pit Bulls Rottweiler Siberian Husky Tibetan Mastiff
The 20 Worst Dog Breeds for Seniors
The 20 Least Expensive Dog Breeds
The 20 Rarest Dog Breeds in the World
Man Paints Beautiful Portrait of Unwanted Dog
Pit Bull Teton’s Adorable Photobooth Shots Find Him A Forever Home
A Dog In A Shelter For Ten Years Get A Happy Ending
No Preview
Let’s Help Hans the Foster Dog Find a New Home
The Truth About Dogs Eating Bananas
Five Dog Sounds and What They Mean
Five Tips For Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth
What to Do if Your Dog Eats Chocolate
20 Adorable Dog Parody Videos
Five Adorable Bichon Frise Puppies Videos
20 Amazing Videos of Dogs and Firefighters
20 of the Most Adorable Puppy Fail Videos
7 Things You Didn’t Know about the White Siberian Husky
Five Pitbull Laws That Need To Exist In The United States
Pit Bull Puppy Left For Dead On Train Tracks Becomes Therapy Dog With New Prosthetic Foot
No Preview
New Bill Might Make it Illegal for Landlords to Discriminate Against Renter’s Dogs