10 Cold Weather Dog Breeds

Alaskan Malamutes The Alaskan malamute's thick, double fur coat is extremely resistant to cold weather thanks to its woolly, oily, thick outer layer and dense, dense undercoat. 

American Eskimo Dog The American Eskimo dog, often mistaken for a miniature Samoyed or a Samoyed, is not actually from Alaska and does not have any affiliation with Eskimos. The breed's coat is thick and fluffy. 

Bernese Mountain Dog The Bernese mountain dog is known for its long, weather-resistant, and beautiful coat. It also enjoys regular outdoor activities to burn excess energy. The Bernese mountain dog is a great companion for hiking and is agile for its size, a testament to its Alpine roots. 

Icelandic Sheepdog The Icelandic sheepdog is a true hero, having lived for centuries in chilly Iceland. Vikings brought the Icelandic sheepdog from Iceland between 874 and 930 A.D. 

Leonberger Dog This 120-pound, German-born pup hails from Leonberg. He is nicknamed "Leo" and comes from a long line that was carefully designed to look like a lion. The Leonberger has a double, water-resistant coat, a muscular build, and is surprising agile for its size. 

Newfoundland Dog The Newfoundland canine is known for being a gentle giant. His name comes from his home. This breed was an integral part of the fishing boats that sailed off Newfoundland's icy coast. The "Newf" can still be considered a working breed. 

Samoyed Dog The breed is one of the 14 oldest dog breeds in the world. It worked alongside fishermen and hunters during the day and slept next to them at night to keep warm from the below-freezing Siberian temperatures. 

Siberian Huskie The Siberian Husky is well-known for its ability to muzzle in long-distance dog races. It was also the first breed to join a search-and-rescue team. The Siberian Husky's fur is thick and has a protective topcoat. 

St. Bernard Dog The St. Bernard dog's roots can be traced back to the Swiss mountains. It is specifically located at the St. Bernard Pass in the Western Alps between Switzerland & Italy. Their alpine rescues are what they are most well-known for, where they saved many people from avalanches. 

Tibetan Mastiff DNA tests have shown that the Tibetan mastiff, although technically not a "mastiff", is genetically descended from the Wolf more than 58,000 years ago. This breed is known for its thick double coat that requires regular care to keep it healthy.