There has been lots of messages going on on FB about bringing your animals in when it gets too cold. I don't think this is totally correct. They are not people and some need to stay out in the cold. There is a condition that some dogs get when they are cooped up in a hot house with dry conditions called Hot Spot. What breeds would be OK to stay out in the weather, providing they have shelter, food and water?
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My DOMESTIC PET Siberian Husky FAMILY members would always choose to lie out in the snow and not come inside, no matter how cold. (They did not like rain, however.) Forcing them to come in the house would have been cruelty.
You make me out to be some kind of Animal Abusing monter. Where in my OP did I say without food, water or shelter. There are Dog houses that are insulated and some that are heated and same with food and water dishes.
I didn't make YOU. You did not clarify what type of food shelter and water. Adequate is a matter of opinion and considering the majority of people where I live think adequate is a barrel to sleep in those details matter to me. NOT YOU in particular.
Those dogs that are used for sledding have a great interaction with their owners, more so than the rest of dog owners.
That's true, but those are working animals and have interaction with their owners on a very regular basis, as well as interaction with other dogs. A regular dog owner works, socializes, etc. and cannot be there all the time for a dog who is kept out.
Then those who do not have the time to interact with a pet should not have one....period. They should get one that fits their lifestyle.
Unless you plan on coming home from work and spending all your free time outside in terrible weather with your dog, I can't recommend any breed. It's easy to spend time after work with an indoor dog, but not if your dog is out in a blizzard.
Then don't get that kind of dog. What I am trying to convey here is that all dogs might not want to be indoor dogs and they should not have to be if they are not that kind of dog. Dogs are not people. Find the right kind of dog for your circumstan
While that may be true, another thing to consider is that you may be injured or fall ill and have difficulty caring for your dog and spending time with him. In that case, you might need to keep your dog in, and outdoor dogs are no joy to housetrain.
Cracked paws are not caused by cold weather. Here is some help for you: http://www.helium.com/items/1435815-cracked-foot-p...
I got a bigger list when I posted this to FB: Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed, Siberian Husky, Laika, Newfoundland, Greenland, Norwegian Buhund, Swedish Lapphund, and the Pyrenean Mountain dog. The top dogs of arctic cold weather. Probably many others tha
Are you just looking for a list? Add the Moroccan kelb rihali, the Caucasian Ovrchka, the Romanian Shepherd, the Hungarian Kuvasz, the Saint Bernard, the Tibetan Mastiff, the Chow chow, Akita Inu, Bernese Mountain Dog, etc, etc, etc.
DrMark, yes. I am tired of all these posts on FB that tell you to bring your dogs in and all those photos of dogs in teh middle of the street. ! lady told me her dogs paws get cracked and skin dry. People don't know about dog breeds or their fur.