What breeds of dogs freeze in winter?

Why do some dog breeds freeze in winter and what can you do about it?

Some dog breeds lack a thick enough coat to keep warm in extreme cold in the winter. These breeds freeze more quickly and should therefore be particularly well cared for and groomed in winter.

There are many factors that contribute to why some dogs freeze. First of all, it depends on the type of coat – the thinner and less dense the coat is, the greater the risk of freezing. If your dog doesn’t have a thick coat, you can support him with a dog coat on very cold days so that he is better protected from the cold outside and stays warm longer.

The size of the dog also plays a role – the smaller he is, the more difficult it is for him to ward off cold. So you should always be extra careful with small breeds. In addition, for breeds that freeze quickly, it is especially important to stay active outside – the increased blood flow stimulates the production of body heat and helps your four-legged friend stay warm longer.

Based on these criteria, we can say that dogs with short fur and without undercoat, such as Weimeraner, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Dalmatian can freeze very quickly. Also small dog breeds such as dachshunds, terriers or French bulldogs can keep warm worse.

No matter what breed your four-legged friend is, it’s important to keep him warm in the winter and offer him protection from extreme weather conditions!

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