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International Dog Day 2022: Dog breeds that are best suited for the Indian climate

Published on Aug 26, 2022 06:44 PM IST

When choosing a pet dog it is very important to keep in mind the climatic conditions as it affects the dog's overall health. If you're thinking about getting a dog, have a look at these five breeds that are most suited to the climate in India.

Dog breeds that are best suited for the Indian climate(Unsplash)

India has a wide range of climatic conditions. People who love dogs frequently select foreign dog breeds as pets even if they are difficult to adjust to Indian weather. Dog activity levels can be affected by the weather; some dogs adapt to hot, muggy summers better than others, and some dogs prefer cold, rainy winters. For example, breeds like the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, or St. Bernard, who need cold weather conditions, would not thrive in the humid environment of India. As a result, it is crucial to consider the environment and climate when purchasing a pet. Pick dog breeds that can adapt to your surroundings. We have listed 5 dog breeds that are most suitable for the Indian climate. (Also read: Pet care: Simple steps to toilet train your puppy)

1. Pug

Pugs dogs are of a small size. They are attentive and loving. Most of them are upbeat, brave, and sociable. (HT_PRINT)

These dogs are of a small size. They are attentive and loving. Most of them are upbeat, brave, and sociable. Because of their low maintenance and short coat, they don't require frequent professional grooming. They are easy to teach and enjoy cuddling. They typically live between 13 and 15 years. Although they can be lively, pugs are typically sedentary dogs and are content to sit in your lap or enjoy a good cuddle. They are also ideal to keep in small apartments with lesser space.

2. Pomeranians

Pomeranians are a toy breed and are perfectly suited for an Indian climate. They are smaller in stature, lighter in weight, and have longer fur. (Unsplash)

Pomeranians are a toy breed and are perfectly suited for an Indian climate. They are smaller in stature, lighter in weight, and have longer fur. Their thick, rough coat needs to be brushed and groomed frequently. They shed a lot of hair throughout the shedding season. They are naturally active, therefore they don't need much exercise. Very passionate and playful, especially when around kids. They are excellent watch dogs because of their lively personalities. They require less upkeep as dogs.

3. Labrador

Labrador is a very popular dog breed in India. They are a kind and intelligent breed that requires care, instruction, and affection. (Unsplash)

Labrador is a very popular dog breed in India. They are a kind and intelligent breed that requires care, instruction, and affection. They are well adapted for the climate in India since they have a rough outer coat that helps to repel water and a soft, silky undercoat that keeps them warm and dry in cold weather. They enjoy eating and have a propensity to gain weight, so they need to exercise frequently. Their usual lifespan is between 10 and 12 years. It is one of the world's friendliest dog breeds.

4. Doberman

If you are a fan of big dogs then Dobermans are an ideal pet for you. They are suited to the climate in India. (Unsplash)

If you are a fan of big dogs then Dobermans are an ideal pet for you. They are suited to the climate in India. They enjoy warmer climates and can easily live in India because of their short hair. They are clever, easy to teach, and have a slim, elegant build. They are incredibly devoted to their owners, have tremendous stamina, and can run very fast. When it comes to grooming, they are low-maintenance dogs. They are superb security dogs and make wonderful family companions.

5.German Shephard

These are one of the most common pet dogs found in India. They are also known as Alsatian which is an Indian variety of the german breed. (Unsplash)

These are one of the most common pet dogs found in India. They are also known as Alsatian which is an Indian variety of the german breed. Both hot and cold conditions are tolerable to them, and they thrive there. These dogs make excellent security dogs thanks to their strong personalities and unwavering devotion to their owners. Their average life span is 12 years. They are extremely powerful and nimble canines that take a lot of energy to control. The majority of them are amiable, but some of them are also capable of becoming hostile and violent.

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