Ranking the Top Dog Breeds for Cold Weather

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Siberian Husky

Originally bred to withstand harsh Arctic conditions, Huskies have a thick double coat and high energy levels, ideal for cold climates.

Alaskan Malamute

Similar to Huskies, Malamutes have a dense coat and robust build, making them well-suited for cold temperatures and pulling heavy loads.

Bernese Mountain Dog

With a thick, long coat and sturdy frame, Bernese Mountain Dogs thrive in colder climates and are known for their strength and loyalty.

Saint Bernard

Originating from the Swiss Alps, Saint Bernards have a thick, water-resistant coat and a gentle temperament, making them great companions in cold.


Known for their webbed feet and water-resistant coat, Newfoundlands excel in cold water and snowy conditions, making them excellent.


With a dense, fluffy coat and friendly demeanor, Samoyeds are well-adapted to cold climates and were originally bred by the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia.

Tibetan Mastiff

Originating from the Himalayas, Tibetan Mastiffs have a thick double coat and strong build, enabling them to thrive in harsh cold weather.


Hailing from Japan, Akitas have a plush double coat and a courageous nature, making them well-suited for cold weather and guarding duties.

Great Pyrenees

With a thick, weather-resistant coat and a protective instinct, Great Pyrenees excel in cold climates and are often used as livestock guardians in mountainous regions.