10 finest cold-weather dog breeds

Newfoundland huge paws let them walk on snow and ice, and their thick fur makes this huge Canadian breed ideal for tough weather. Long used as rescue dogs, Newfoundlands may weigh up to 70kg

Bernese Mountain Dog According to their name, Bernese Mountain Dogs were bred for life in the mountains and have been employed as drafting and driving dogs in Switzerland for centuries. 

German Shepherd A very intelligent breed known for working with police, security, and search and rescue, the German Shepherd is one of the best cold weather dogs due to its double fur coat. 

Great Pyrenees The lengthy double coat of this breed keeps them warm in colder areas and makes them ideal companions. From sled dogs and sheepherders to therapy dogs and rescue workers.


Saint Bernard Saint Bernards, known for their strength, size, intelligence, and durability, are ideal winter dogs. Famous for being Swiss Alps search and rescue animals.

Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamutes, one of the oldest and largest arctic dog breeds, are sometimes confused with Huskies. This robust, independent, and energetic breed was bred to pull 1,500kg 

Shiba Inu Shiba Inu, one of Japan's six original breeds, are strong, furry dogs suited for snow play. Their double coat of dense fur keeps them warm in winter. 

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