Top 7 Snow Dog Breeds Built for Frigid Temperatures

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Known for its speed, endurance and thick double coat, the energetic Siberian Husky is one of the most popular northern dog breeds.

Siberian Husky

Bred as a working dog capable of hauling heavy freight, the Alaskan Malamute is a powerful, loyal breed who loves being outdoors in cold weather.

Alaskan Malamute

The good-natured Samoyed was bred to herd reindeer. This medium-sized dog is smart, friendly and adaptable, with his trademark.


Originating from mountainous northern Japan, the Akita is a powerful, independent breed able to tolerate extreme cold very well.


An ancient Chinese breed used to guard temples and hunt, the Chow Chow has a bear-like appearance and a proud, independent spirit.

Chow Chow

An adaptable Norwegian breed with roots extending back thousands of years, the Norwegian Elkhound has a strong prey drive.


Originally from Switzerland's Bern region, the striking Bernese Mountain Dog has a weatherproof tri-colored coat ideal for cold climates.

Bernese Mtn Dog

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