Dogs that like fair weather and hate poor weather

@maximax8 (28247)
United Kingdom
January 22, 2010 2:37am CST
I have two dogs called Secret and Magic. They are both miniature poodles. They don't like it when there is snow on the ground. They look horrified when they had to go out for a walk along the snowy streets. The snow has now melted but it keeps raining. They didn't like eating their breakfast in the rain this morning. They like to go for walks when the weather is dry. Does your dog mind rain? How does your dog react in the snow if your locality gets any? Is your dog fussy?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
22 Jan 10
Currently, I don't have a dog because neither my husband nor I am home enough to be a good dog owner. But, in the past, I've had huskies, 1/2 shepherd 1/2 lab mix and a heinz 57 (that's USA slang for Mutt with so many breeds who knows what it is)-my guess would be cockerspanial plus beagle plus something else. The Samoyed huskies, they are impossible to get to go indoors. Minus 30 below with a 30 mile per hour wind and I had to wrestle a huskie into the basement because she didn't want to go. the 1/2 and 1/2s are people dogs. It's all about pleasing you and what you want. You go outdoors, they want to go, too. You go in a car, they want to go, too. My brother have one jump in the bathtub with him and another brother had one sitting and watching tv with him. My Father had one that watched him clear brush for awhile and started pulling on branches and trying to clear brush, too. You don't want a half and half of that type unless you want a buddy by your side at all times. The Cockerbeagle Heinz wouldn't stay home. Too fast for us and no intentions of obeying us. Beautiful dog, but not one I'd ever get again. Mostly he came and found us because he was hungry, but other than for food, he didn't really want to be a pet. When I retire, I'll probably get a half and half.
@AmbiePam (49103)
• United States
22 Jan 10
Sherlock doesn't like the rain at all. But for some reason, he doesn't mind the snow. Which is funny considering that after we went outside when the blizzard had passed (around Christmas time this past December), I almost lost of sight of him in a snow drift. It was taller than him. But he found ways to run around without sinking into all the snow. I'd even see him "hop" around the snow. And for anyone who thought it wasn't possible for a dog to hop, trust me, they can!
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@jakill (835)
22 Jan 10
We used to have a staffie, very different type of dog to a miniature poodle. He was always up for a walk, whatever the weather. One of us only had to pick his lead and he would be leaping about like a maniac. We once took him into Hampton Court's Home Park in the snow, which he thought was great. At the long water he leaned over so far sniffing at the ice that he overbalanced and fell through it. We had to help him out and then he just had a good shake and started running around again. The onl;y time I've seen him lack energy was whn we walked around the Devil's Punchbowl at Hindhead on a rather warm day in August. About half way round he ran out of puff and flopped down in the shade of a tree. Once we reached him he'd rush ahead to find another piece of shade in which to wait for us. Of course we had water for him at the car.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
22 Jan 10
I have an 11 year old shih tzu. He can't stand the rain but he really loves the snow. Its amazing when he sees the snow outside he goes running and rolling in the snow. However, when its raining I will let him out and he walks outside looks at me like are you kidding me and runs back in. Its the funniest thing. I swear they have the mind of a human.
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@marguicha (94880)
• Chile
22 Jan 10
My Lola just HATES water. She´d rather be thirsty than go to her water pail while I have the hose in my hands. I have never washed her against her will so I just scrub her with a brush. At some point or another she will have to have a sanitary bath although she doesn´t have any parasites or ticks. I guess by the I´ll have to take her to a vet to have her washed properly. I´m in no shape to fight with a dog her size. She has never seen snow as we don´t have snow here. But she gets into her house when it rains and won´t come out. She doesn´t mind walking in the mud though. When I come to her and her paws are muddy I tell her not to jump at me, but she HAS to kiss me hello. By the way, Maxine, I have seen here at mylot some people calling their dogs "it". Isn´t "it" left for things in English? I couldn´t posibly talk about Lola as an It. Please, enlight me. Hug
• Canada
22 Jan 10
Hello Marguicha, Yes, some people will refer to dogs as "it" instead of "he" or "she". Yes "it" is for things, so ......!!!! My dog is a HE and he's my baby.
@marguicha (94880)
• Chile
27 Jan 10
Thanks Magical, I thought I was right about the "it". My Lola is by no means an "it". She´d be very offended if she thought I was even thinking of treating her like that.
• Canada
25 Jan 10
I had a teacup Poodle that loved all weather. Rain , sleet or snow it didn't matter. The weather problem is usually what it was introduced to when it was a puppy, also what the mother hated when the puppies where growing up. I.E. stormy weather large wind . My present dogs luv everything, look at my pic. The dark coloured one will dive underwater. Both my brats luv snow it doesn't matter how high. They luv watching snow hit their nose. REMEMBER ALWAYS LUV/ CARE FOR YOUR DOG/ PET, THEY WILL ALWAYS LUV U...
• United States
23 Jan 10
My Sister has a Wire-haired Dachshund and he loves the rain and plays in the snow, but is a in-side DOG and only goes outside for walks. But when they lived in Ky. he had a run outside. We live in New York now, Catskill Mountains, in a small Village and there's no room for he's run, we also have a Apartment with little lawn.
@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
23 Jan 10
We have a saint bernard and he of course loves the snow..he must want outside a dozen times a day in the winter and most of the time it is just so he can run around in the snow and shovel it with his head..The kids love to bury each other in the snow banks almost as much as loves to "rescue" them.
@Porcospino (17904)
• Denmark
23 Jan 10
My dog is a golden retriever and he is still a puppy. In the beginning he was afraid of the snow, but now he loves it. We have had a lot of snow this year, and he enjoyed playing in the snow. When he came back inside he was covered by snow, and we called him our "snow dog" He doesn't like rain though. When it is raining outside he doesn't like to be in the garden or go for a walk. He just wants to get back inside as fast as possible...
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
23 Jan 10
I had one dog, the dalmation that was very scared of rain, really scared. He was also scared of thunder, lightening, wind,hail, in fact, any changes in the weather he was scared of. My little mini fox terier did not used to be scared of much, but she modelled off the dalmation, and eventually acted scared of the rain. Now we dont have the dalmation, so Im wondering how she will be with any significant weather change. No snow here.
• Canada
22 Jan 10
Hello Maximax, I have a black labrador, he thinks he's human lol. He's never been left alone as Im always at home. He goes crazy when hubby comes home from work. He doesnt mind what the weather is like outside if one of us goes out. Rain, ice, snow, blizzard, storms, thunder, lightning!! I bought him a raincoat but he doesnt seem to like it very much. I have to give him a treat so he'll let me put it on him. I thought that maybe it was not comfy for him, so made him one myself and he seems to "tolerate" it now. I dont like to be rained on, so Im thinking he wont either. As for the snow, my God that baby loves snow. Yes dogs do hop when happy. He sure takes me for a run when we have snow. Your dogs might not like it if their bodies are touching the snow. I have to make tracks for my dog when he has to go poop so his "parts" arent hanging in the snow haha!! I also have a sweater for him when its cold and some booties. He really hates the boots. Ive made him some to be sure he's comfy and he still doesnt like it. So I keep a close eye on his paws when we go out in the snow. I wont walk on the street with him when its dirty and slushy. I always wash his paws when we come in. I can wash him easily now and he's not afraid anymore ever since I placed a rubber mat at the bottom of the tub. He cant slip and he feels safer. I also give him a treat after saying hes such a good boy. He likes being outdoors no matter what the weather is like maybe because we took him out with us ever since he was a puppy.
• United States
22 Jan 10
My black lab mix Shadow Jr doesn't care what the weather is like as long as there is no thunder and lightning. He'll go outside and for a walk even if there's a blizzard or a downpour. My wolf-hybrid Keisha on the other hand will absolutely refuse to go outside if it's raining. She will even hold herself for hours, or as long as possible to avoid going out into the rain. And if she has to go out in it, she whines and tries to get back inside or on the porch to avoid it.
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
22 Jan 10
Hello Maximax8, Yes, my dog hates bad weather especailly when there is snow on the ground. The one day it was realy cold and snowy she went out went pee and the other so quickly if you blink eye you never saw it :) She also shivers in the cold too just like people. She runs up to the door on cold days. If rainy she does not mind it as much. I call her bath day. She comes is dries off on the couch running body and face along the side of it and after she eats she does the same things. She uses the couch like a wash cloth and/or towel pretty funny :) but I do love her. When she was puppy she like being rock on the swingsets at the park. Thanks and Have a great day Sincerley Unique16
@Java09 (3085)
• United States
22 Jan 10
My dog is the opposite,he doesn't care when the weather's bad.He wants to go out no metter what it's doing out there.He's a Lhasa Apso.When it's raining out,I don't like to take him out,he doesn't care.I don't see anyone else taking there dog out.He loves all weather.