Small dogs who do well in cold weather

While some dog breeds are bred to tolerate cold weather, most are not. Those cold climate dog breeds with the benefit of a second coat (also known as an undercoat) will stay warm and cozy when accompanying you on those quiet winter walks. Dogs who are without the benefit of an extra layer of fur would be wise to bundle up in their coats and boots before venturing out into the winter wonderland.

Here is a list of some small dog breeds who handle cooler temperatures better than most (though you may still want to put on his doggie booties to protect his pads from salt on the sidewalks and those awful ice balls that form between his toes).

Australian Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

Border Terrier

Boston Terrier

Brussels Griffon

Cairn Terrier


Jack Russel Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Miniature Schnauzer

Norfolk Terrier

Norwegian Lundehund

Norwich Terrier



Scottish Terrier

Tibetan Spaniel

Welsh Terrier