The number of households with new puppies skyrocketed during the lockdown.
A large number of us decided last year to welcome new puppies into our homes – dog ownership has increased nearly eight percent, according to the Kennel Club figures – and demand for four-legged friends remains high after the lockdown.
There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dogs to choose from alongside numerous crossbreeds.
There are even scientific guides in which the psychologist Stanley Coren in his book “The Intelligence of Dogs” classifies the breeds according to instinct, obedience and adaptability.
One thing to note is that some dogs just don’t get along well with cold weather.
These less resilient breeds won’t thank you for long walks in snow and sub-zero temperatures – it could even be very bad for their health – and could benefit from wearing a jacket for a winter walk.
Here are the 10 dog breeds that have struggled in cold conditions.