Predominantly northern breeds of dogs were bred to serve people in low temperatures and snowy conditions. The Dogipedia portal named the five most loyal and hardy four-legged friends of man.
This breed is the oldest of the northern ones. The main feature of malamutes, usually used for sledding or guarding, is that they do not bark. The weight of dogs of this breed can be up to 37 kg. Malamutes boast a thick undercoat and wolf color.
Samoyeds, which weigh from 15 to 32 kg, are distinguished by their snow-white color and thick fluffy hair. Dogs of this sled breed are intelligent, playful and have a friendly but stubborn character.
This sled breed is known for its child-friendliness. Huskies require constant attention and need long walks. Outwardly, they have a lot in common with malamutes, but weigh less – from 16 to 27 kg.
East Siberian Laika
Dogs of the East Siberian breed can weigh from 17 to 24 kg, which makes them the largest representatives of the huskies. They are excellently oriented on the terrain, and also have an agreeable character.
Dogs of this rare and unique breed are distinguished by their loyalty and affectionate character. The Norwegian Elkhounds, weighing between 18 and 27 kg, can hunt for several days in low temperatures.