I was questioned the last couple days about having outdoor dogs in the weather that we have had the last few days and knowing there is more on the way this season.
Yesterday afternoon and at times with wind chill we had it at -32
I am a blue person.. and for those who know their 'Colours' they will understand... but the shortened version of the meaning is that I have to explain myself in order to make others happy... or not upset with me.
Our pups are Huskies.. dogs that have been bred to live in extreme temperatures. They grow the most wonderful under coats this time of the year. Even if they look like their hair is short, it is thick. Trust me, when they are blowing their coat in spring there is a LOT of hair. They have a thicker coat then most other breeds of dog, made up of a dense cashmere-like undercoat and a longer, coarse top coat that is water repellent.
And a lot of literature says that they are able to withstand temperatures of -50 to -60.
Rocky's winter coat is coming in nicely
However that being said, I would like my babies to be comfortable and 'trained' to come indoors on dark winter nights. Especially on those evenings that my hubby is away.
So we begin indoor training along with the outdoor training related to dog sledding.