Snow-Loving Dogs: 10 Dog Breeds That Love Snow

Some dogs were just born for winter – and will love having adventures in the cold temperatures with you. But of course, not all dogs are made for snow. Sometimes it’s just too cold for dogs, especially the small breeds. However, there are some snow loving dogs that you can count on for your winter activities this year. Do you already have one? These are 10 dog breeds that love snow; get to know them!

Your lonely snow days are over if you have one of these furry, snow-loving dogs by your side:

10 Snow loving dogs

  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Siberian Husky
  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  • Leonberger
  • Newfoundland
  • St. Bernard
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Old English Sheepdog

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamutes come from Alaska, where the temperature in the winter months can drop as far down as -30°F (-35°C). With such frigid temperatures, it’s no wonder Alaskan Malamutes are no strangers to snow. This old and large Arctic sled dog breed have traditionally been using for transporting freight. Their thick, course coat helps keep them warm so they make great winter companions.

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog is another great snow loving dog breed. Hailing from Switzerland, this gentle breed was bred for drafting – hauling loads for their humans with a cart attached behind them. So in addition to doing quite well in harsh winter conditions, they make great outdoor dogs in general.

lab dog with man and woman in the snowy forest in winter, wearing a gps dog tracker
Labrador Retriever

Labs are a popular dog breed that also make great snow-loving companions; just take a look at the lab in the video below, who can’t get enough of sliding down a snowy hill. While their thick double coat makes them perfect for outdoor winter adventures, they should (like all dogs) be protected from extreme cold temperatures. But this playful breed seems to be born for the fluffing around in the snow!



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