As we get closer to winter and the temperatures start to drop I would like to take a moment to mention dogs left out in the cold;
Pets.ca has some excellent info, check it out;
Also see the article by Dog Owner’s Guide excellent info on helping your dog in winter weather!
Articlesbase has another worth checking out;
It seems that there is a wide range of info out there if you take the time to do your research, but I will say that I do not believe dogs, or any domesticated animal should be housed outside in the winter, it doe not take long for these animals and especially dogs and cats to feel it! I have never had a dog that was housed outside I just don’t believe in the practice. To me the point of having a dog is to have them close to you, enjoying them from afar is not right or fair to that dog, particularly in winter weather, so have a heart and when the temperatures drop please bring your dog in by the fire you’ll be amazed how great it is! and they’ll thank you for it, probably with cuddles and kisses!