Are german shepherds ok in cold weather?

Asked By: Laron Hauck
Date created: Mon, Mar 15, 2021 12:55 AM
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German Shepherds are built to be able to tolerate cold weather well. While they shouldn't be out in the cold 24/7, they can handle being in cold weather for a while. If they have shelter from cold wind, they can be out even longer.
Answered By: Layne Kuhn
Date created: Tue, Mar 16, 2021 2:58 AM
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Feeling your dog's ears is a good way to tell his temperature.

If the ears feel cold, particularly around the edges, it might be time to take him inside and cover him with a blanket.

You can also touch their body.

If it feels cold rather than warm, it is likely your dog is too cold.

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Cold Weather

Siberian huskies are bred to be resilient, and they can withstand temperatures as cold as -60 degrees F (-51 degrees C). Sled dogs often live outdoors in barns or insulated dog houses. However, your Siberian husky should be allowed to spend equal amounts of time indoors and outdoors.
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Both of these occurs when exposed to extreme cold and are exacerbated by a wind chill or being wet.

If your dog is in good health and to answer your question – if it is 32 degrees F.

– I think you can be out for 30 to 45 minutes.

If you are comfortable and your dog seems to be happy being out – that is probably fine.

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How cold is too cold? Generally, temperatures at or above 45°F will not require any special sweater or coat.

When temperatures start to fall below 45°F, some cold-averse breeds will get uncomfortable and will need protection.

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Most healthy medium or large dogs can walk for 30-minutes if the temperature is above 20 degrees F. Smaller dogs should limit the walk to 15 or 20 minutes if temps are between 20 to 32 degrees F. If it's below 0 degrees, no dog should be out for a walk.

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When temperatures start to fall below 45°F, some cold-averse breeds will get uncomfortable and will need protection.

For owners of small breeds, puppies, senior dogs, or thin haired breeds, anytime the temperature outside feels at or below 32°F, pull out the sweaters or coats!

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