The Labrador is the most popular breed in Dakota (like 95% of the US). Given the wide variation in temperatures year-round in the state, here are some best all-weather breeds that can adapt to the climate in North Dakota.
Labrador Retrievers in North Dakota: This is a friendly, athletic, robust breed with a short, weather-resistant coat. Labs do best if they are included in family activities and need plenty of exercise, so they may not be the best choice for laidback folks in North Dakota who don’t get out much.
Chinooks in North Dakota: These friendly, gentle dogs were originally bred for sledding and have great stamina, so they’re a great choice for North Dakota families that like to get active outdoors. Keep in mind though that Chinooks go through a period of heavy shedding for about 3 weeks every year.
Parson Russell Terriers in North Dakota: Diminutive in size but not in personality, Parson Russell Terriers are small but sturdy little fellas who have a weatherproof coat that is adaptable to both hot and cold climates – perfect for North Dakota’s warm summers and cold winters.
Samoyeds in North Dakota: This is a breed with a luxurious white coat. Traditionally, Samoyeds are thought to be cold weather dogs but they tolerate heat pretty well and can adapt to North Dakota weather.
Canaan Dogs in North Dakota: Hailing originally from Israel, Canaan Dogs were bred to herd livestock. They tolerate heat well and have moderate fur which keeps them warm when the mercury drops. This a robust, tireless breed that is a great fit for active individuals and families in North Dakota.
If you’re looking for a specific breed that’s best for North Dakota climate and lifestyles, Puppy Hero lists several responsible breeders in the state who can help you narrow down the choice and offer you a happy, healthy puppy to take home from your chosen breed.