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|Barked: Wed Nov 7, '07 11:45am PST |
|I think it depends on the dog. I know alot of the Northern breeds, especially those with double coats shouldn't have a problem out for walks and such in the snow( I assume thats what you meant). In terms of dogs that originate from Africa or Asian however may have a tough time with the cold, especially if you experience winters like we do here in Alberta. I think the same can be said of having "Northern" Breeds in very hot climates without proper means to keep them cool on hot days. The breeder who I hope to one day get an Akita puppy from is very concerned about the climate her pups go to, and since we can have hot weather in the summer as well made sure I understood what summer care of an Akita entailed before we got put on a waiting list. I think the key is knowing your breed, where they come from, and their climate needs. Not to say that short haired breeds can't enjoy the snow and northern climates, just that perhaps clothing might be the best thing for them. Hope that helps to some degree BOL!|