Re: How cold is too cold for a shepherd?
GSDs have a double coat and a layer of fat if left outside regularly and fed properly. They can and do thrive outside. Their coats are awesome when left outside.
They also love to be with their people.
I had a doggy door and gave Dubya his choice and he ALWAYS CHOSE to sleep outdoors.
Dog houses should be the proper size and have some type of bedding, straw I think is preferred. And the dog should be just fine.
But to do this you have to spend a ton of time with your dog outside, or work with him all day long. Shepherds are not loners. They do not do good out in the back yard by themselves.
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