Some breeds of dog need a little extra care over winter due to their aversion to cold temperatures.

These are the 10 breeds of adorable dogs that hate the cold and need wrapped up on winter walks

If you live in a freezing cold country, or your idea of fun is a long winter walk through ice and snow, these are the breeds of dog that might not be best suited to your lifestyle.

Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 10:41 am

The number of households with new puppies shot up during lockdown.

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes last year – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One thing to take into consideration is that some dogs just don’t get on well with cold weather.

These less hardy breeds will not thank you for long walks in snow and sub-zero temperatures – in fact it might be very bad for their health – and might benefit from wearing a jacket to pop out for a winter walk.

Here are the 10 breeds of dog that struggle in cold conditions.

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