Winter Dogs to Chase Away Your Winter Blues

winter dogs to chase away the blues

Our furry friends like to snuggle inside in cold temperatures, but some love to brave the colder weather with us! If they’re not breeds with thicker coats made for cold climates, then they get to wear their finest winter outfits. And we’re here for it. Check out some of our favorite winter dogs who have plenty of style!

Big Coat, Small Boy

Ori, the Whippet pup in a faux fur hood, looks ready to brave the winter. Whippets are so naturally lean; we don’t blame him for wanting a nice, heavy coat to keep him nice and toasty on those frosty winter days. 

All Signs Point to Jasper!

Jasper the German Shorthaired Pointer looks like he’s ready to jump right into winter! Look out! INCOMING! Pointers are known for being boisterous and athletic, so this picture really captures it all!

running winter dog
Jasper from @jasper.the.pointer

Three’s Never a Crowd

What’s better than one dog in the snow? Three dogs in the snow. These Shetland sheepdogs look ready to take plenty of winter walks in that negative degree weather, especially in their adorable, colorful jackets. My favorite part is the little snow mustache, though. 

winter dogs in the snow
Java, Iona, and Ness from @javanasagility

Sleigh Dog!

Olive is living the good life in a one-horse open sleigh…well, more like a one-dog open sled. A warm blanket, doggie snuggles, and a sled ride? What more could any pet parent want?

winter dogs in a sled
Olive from @olivebug__

Decked Out Dachshunds

Dachshunds are arguably one of the cutest breeds, mostly because of those comically long torsos and tiny little legs. Not to mention the little ear flops when they walk. These three are indeed living up to that adorable reputation in their matching red scarves. 

winter dogs dachshunds
Kitty, Sophie, and Honey from @kittythedachshund

Bootiful Mocha

Mocha, the cockapoo in her warm coat and yellow boots, is definitely ready to brave the harsh winter conditions! Although, she looks like she’s seriously considering whether she can “hold it” for a bit longer to avoid sinking into the chilly snow! We don’t blame you, girl. 

winter dogs yellow boots
Mocha from @carolynjxchen

Winnie in a Winter Wonderland

Winnie, the Red Minnie Aussie, seems like she got lost in a winter wonderland! We love her beautiful blue winter coat set against the bare trees covered with snow.

winter dogs blue coat
Winnie from @misswinniemini

Pinecone for Your Thoughts

Lots of us collect things, and Ali(zé) just happens to be an avid pinecone collector. Lucky for her, the great outdoors offers plenty of free pinecones on those brisk winter walks. Look at those boots, too!

Ali(zé) from @ali.the.cavi

You’re a Westie, Harry!

These besties (a son and mother, actually) look ready to brave the winter cold in their tartan plaid and knitted scarf. Harry Potter is a hilariously adorable name for this little guy, and it reminds us of the magical snow scenes we see at Hogwarts.

winter dogs westies
Harry Potter and mom from @harrypotter_the_westie

What Do You Know of Fashion?

Iggy, the Italian Greyhound, is likely the most fashionable pup in Montreal this winter, and it’s not hard to see why. The full-length coat is serving serious looks, not to mention the winter boots to keep his little paws nice and toasty.

winter dogs italian greyhound
Iggy from @iggy_boreal

Snow Days With Solan

This winter pup in his buffalo plaid coat looks like he’s just heard an intriguing noise off in the distance. Solan is a Lundhehund, a Norwegian breed that thrives in cold, snowy conditions like this. We’re sure he’s having the time of his life adventuring and exploring all of the great smells and sights of the great outdoors.

Double Trouble

These two hounds are either on duty or contemplating whether the ice is thick enough for a quick romp. Either way, we love their warm, fuzzy, and stylish coats.

winter dogs
Nala and Xena @two.hellhounds

Dogs on the Dock

We can’t decide which is more beautiful–the sunrise over the misty lake or the luscious, floofy fur of these two dog models. Just kidding, it’s the dogs.

Snö and Storm @snowstorm.spitzes

Snow Dog!

Someone’s been sniffing the snow! But don’t worry–this elegant Leonberger has a thick double coat that keeps him warm for any important snow inspecting he needs to do.

Snow Dogs Come in All Sizes!

Just because they’re little doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a snow day! Little Lexie the Maltese just needs a knit sweater to keep her warm, and she’s off to enjoy the winter wonderland!

Winter Elegance

There’s nothing quite as regal as a dog with a majestic coat enjoying the snow. This elegant Aussie looks straight out of a winter sportswear catalog!

Tunnel Vision

If you’ve ever played in the deep snow, you’ve likely had the brilliant idea to make a snow tunnel–or even better–a snow fort. This beautiful Swiss Mountain Dog has the right idea!

Winter Dogs Who Are Made for the Cold

Not all dogs need adorable winter coats and boots! If you’re looking for dogs that do well in colder climates/harsh winter conditions, here are some breeds that are made for it:

  • Akita
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • German Shepherd
  • Swiss Mountain Dog
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Newfoundland
  • Saint Bernard
  • Shiba Inu

This isn’t an exhaustive list, and there are plenty of other cold-weather dogs who would make great family pets. Be sure to do your research before choosing the right dog breed for your family’s lifestyle and climate. 

Tips for Keeping Your Dog Warm in the Winter

  • If you give your dog a bath in cold weather, make sure they are completely dry before taking them outside.
  • When walking your dogs during freezing weather or storms, keep them on leash. It’s much easier for dogs to get lost in winter storm conditions.
  • Leash your dog if you have frozen lakes, or rivers, nearby. Pets can break through the ice and quickly get hypothermia before trained ice-rescue personnel can arrive.
  • If you are housebreaking a new puppy, remember that puppies are more vulnerable to cold than adult dogs. In severe cold weather, you may need to use paper training your new pet rather than taking the puppy outside.
  • Keep your pets inside both day and night. Just because they have fur doesn’t mean they can withstand cold temperatures.
  • If dogs are outside, they should have a draft-free shelter or dog house large enough to stand and turn around in yet small enough to retain body heat. Use a layer of straw or other bedding material to help insulate them against the cold.

Which Are Your Favorite Winter Dogs?

Which one is your favorite winter dog? Can’t pick? Neither can we. They’re all winners in our book. Share your adorable winter dogs with us @getFamilyApp, and it’s sure to chase away any winter blues! 

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