The Husky originated in the cold climate of Northeast Asia and was also bred to be a sled dog. They have a thicker coat than most other dog breeds, made up of a dense cashmere-like undercoat and a longer, course topcoat. An ancient breed from Scandinavia with Nordic traits, the Norwegian Elkhound is used to hunting in the cold climate it came from. These traits have stayed with the breed and it makes a great cold weather companion. Want to indulge in a little cold weather fun with your snow-loving dog? Try playing a game of snowball fetch. The Saint Bernard comes from the Swiss Alps and was originally used to locate freezing and helpless travelers during snowstorms, so this breed is used to being in cold and snowy regions. Their coats can be long or short, but the dense makeup helps to keep the breed warm. The Newfoundland is not only a skilled long-distance swimmer, but also has true lifesaving instincts in the water. Today, used as a rescue dog, the breed was originally a working dog that pulled nets for fishermen. His heavy, plush coat protects him from icy waters and cold temperatures, making him a snow-enthusiast’s perfect match. The breed famous for its long, striking coat, originated in the early 19th century in the western counties of England where they herded sheep and cattle into major city markets back in day. The Old English Sheepdog’s long dense coat serves as insulation and provides stylish warmth in cold climates. The Alaskan Malamute is a great cold weather breed because of its origin – they come from Alaska and are the oldest and largest of the Arctic sled dogs, having been used for freighting in the Arctic. Malamutes have thick and coarse coats, which help keep them toasty while frolicking in the snow. Bernese Mountain Dogs are intelligence, strength and agility. His long silky coat kept him warm in the frigid region. Today, this versatile breed participates in conformation, obedience, carting, agility, tracking, herding and therapy work. Hailing from Siberia, the Samoyed is good in cold weather due to its original jobs of herding reindeer, hunting, and hauling sledges. The breed was cherished by Samoyed people, who allowed the dogs to sleep in their tents. Thanks to the breed’s heavy, weather resistant coat, the Samoyed not only stays warm in cold weather but loves being outside in it.