canines who thrive in wintry conditions
Energy, endurance, and thick coats define huskies. They make good sled dogs. Social, smart, and prolific howlers, they need a lot of exercise. Heaps.
The fluffy Newfie was created to help Canadian fishermen in the North Atlantic. These dogs hauled fishing nets and rescued individuals who went overboard.
Finnish Lapphunds were bred to herd reindeer in Lapland's tundra. Finnies' double coat and curled tail keep them warm. They're wary of strangers but kind with friends
They're devoted, noble, and silent. Strong-willed and suspicious of strangers, they don't always get along with other dogs. Akitas' webbed toes let them move on snow and ice.
Samoyeds were semi-nomadic Siberian hunters, herders, and sled dogs. These lovely dogs establish strong families. They can develop bad habits
More powerful than huskies. They bond with owners. Malamutes aren't social like huskies. These Alaskan Inuit dogs have been used to pull sleds for millennia.
The Finnish spitz is a small, tough hunter. Thick jackets helped these dogs survive Finland's cold. They're friendly, energetic, and boisterous, yet they also hunt.
The French and Spanish Pyrenees produced Great Pyrenees to guard livestock. Still-used. Their thick winter coat allows them keep watch all night. Kind dogs
This ancient Chinese breed guarded Mongolian, Siberian, and Chinese temples. Their warm coat. They're now peaceful, loyal pets. They're distant with strangers and dog-shy.