It's great fun watching kids and dogs playing in the snow, especially when it's just fallen and there's not a footprint in it. If you share your home with a dog that adores playing around in the snow, you know just how amusing they can be when they first go out in the morning. Not all dogs love the snow, but a lot of dog breeds do and just a few of them are listed below in this article.
Siberian Huskies take to snow like ducks to water which is only natural when you think they were first bred in one of the coldest regions of the world. These glorious looking dogs like nothing more than chasing around in the snow and they excel at any sort of sport that involves snow - namely pulling sledges. It was the nomadic Chukchi tribe who first bred these dogs to pull their sledges through the Arctic snow covered terrains, but over the years, the Siberian Husky dog breed has found its way into the hearts and homes of many people in other parts of the world too!
These little dogs might only have short legs, but it does not stop them from having a load of fun in the snow. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a robust character and their double coats offer all the protection they need from the colder weather. Like many other dogs, they adore running around in the snow and chasing snowflakes as the fall which is great fun to watch as they bounce along, jumping in the air and ploughing their noses along the ground.
Another breed that's native to Siberia, the Samoyed loves it when there's snow on the ground. Originally bred to hunt and pull sledges, these lovely looking dogs were also bred to keep watch and drive herds of reindeer which they do extremely well. With their gorgeous double white coats, these dogs like nothing more than being outside when it's extra cold and much prefer cooler climates than hotter ones!
It goes without saying the Saint Bernard feels right at home in the snow and likes nothing more than playing around in it whenever they can. You won't have much trouble convincing one of these large dogs to go for a walk with your when the landscape is all white and covered in snow because they love it and the real bonus is that your canine companion will make sure you get home safely too!
The Keeshond boasts a superb double coat with their super thick undercoat offering a tremendous amount of protection from the colder weather. They are another breed that takes to the snow with relish and you would never really have a problem convincing a Keeshond to go out for a walk when the ground is frozen and covered in it.
These lovely little dogs are native to the Shetland Islands where the climate can be pretty harsh because they are situated so close to the Arctic Circle. They were originally bred to be working dogs, but today the Shetland Sheepdog is among one of the most popular breeds around both in the UK and in other parts of the world. These dogs are well equipped to cope with colder, snowy days and like nothing more to be out and about playing in it. The great thing about the Shetland Sheepdog's lovely thick coat is that it repels water extremely well which means they don't get wet or feel the cold as much as other dogs do!
Another large breed, the Newfoundland has just what it takes in the coat department to keep them warm when the temperatures drop to below freezing. These beautiful dogs are very at home when it snows and like nothing more than chasing around in it like puppies no matter how old they are!
Above are just a few of the breeds that love playing in the snow, but if the truth be known most dogs love it and there's nothing funnier than watching them when they first go out in it. Some breeds take to snow like ducks to water because they were bred in regions of the world where a lot of snow is the norm and much prefer the colder climates than living in hotter ones! Next time it snows if you can let your dog of the lead in a safe place, just watch them as they romp around in it enjoying themselves like puppies - it's great fun and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, not matter how cold you are!