Here are the 10 breeds of adorable dogs that loathe the cold so need wrapped up warm on winter walks

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The number of households with new puppies skyrocketed during the lockdown.

A large number of us made the decision last year to welcome new puppies into our homes – according to the Kennel Club figures, dog ownership has increased nearly eight percent – and demand for four-legged friends remains high after the lockdown.

There are an incredible 221 different breeds of pedigree dogs to choose from, as well as numerous crossbreeds.

There are even scientific guides to look for with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book “The Intelligence of Dogs,” which evaluates breeds on instinct, obedience, and adaptability.

The 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 freezing temperatures – it can even be very bad for their health – and might benefit from wearing a jacket for a winter walk.

Here are the 10 dog breeds that have struggled in cold conditions.

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There’s a reason Dachshunds can often be spotted in brightly colored winter clothes – their short coats and tiny stature hate the cold. Their short legs are also pretty unhelpful when it comes to more than a bit of snow.

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A good winter jacket and maybe even warm protective boots are ideal if you want to take a skinny greyhound with you into wintry weather. However, they will still happily come home to lounge around the fire.

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The tiny Chihuahua has very little protection from the cold – luckily, they’re so small that you can easily tuck them in your pocket or jacket to keep them cozy.

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Compared to the Doberman, it would be clear to most people that the Chinese Crested cannot cope well with the cold – with very little hair, they have to be wrapped up to compensate.

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