The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Those of us who live in the North can attest that GSDs LOVE the cold weather. Remember that they have a fur coat. Also, they don't feel the wind the same way we do. Humans sweat over their entire skin, even in cold weather, there is always a very small amount of moisture being secreted by our skin. The increase rate of evaporation when out in the wind is what gives us the wind-chill effect.
Dogs do not sweat from their bodies (only from the paw pads), and cool themselves off by panting. So the wind will not cool them as quickly and dramatically as it cools us. So a bit of wind won't be an issue.
People tend to project their own sense of hot/cold onto their dogs. Those who live in warmer climates are not used to the cold, and worry that their canine friends will feel the cold the same as themselves. Chances are, your pup will love the cooler weather, and prefer it to the warmer seasons of the year.
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Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015