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What is the coldest weather in which dogs can survive?

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According to The Daily Puppy, most dog breeds cannot withstand temperatures lower than 32 degrees Fahrenheit. However, there are certain dog breeds such as the Siberian Husky that may be able to withstand slightly colder temperatures.

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What is the coldest weather in which dogs can survive?
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According to The American Veterinary Medical Association, the exact temperature that dogs can withstand is largely dependent on the individual dog. Dogs that shiver or shake in cold weather should not be outside for extended periods of time and should have adequate coverage while outdoors. Dogs that are kept outdoors need warm bedding and housing during cold weather even if they have thick fur or appear fine in colder temperatures.

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