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Dogs in Snow: 32 Pups Winning at Winter

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Snow— I want to wash my hands, my face, and hair with snow. 

When Rosemary Clooney sang about snow in Irving Berlin’s famous movie, “White Christmas,” one wonders if she thought about dogs playing in the snow.

What is it about dogs jumping in snow that makes people smile? Is it the feeling of the crisp cool texture against their bodies? The sensation of freedom accompanied by the “zoomies” in a white mountain of fluff? Some pups who prefer to consume snow act as if it were an all-you-can-eat buffet. 

Dogs are curious creatures, and snow encourages their sense of wonder, exploration, and investigation. Lucky for us, this means plenty of photo ops of cute dogs eating, running, and playing in the powdery white stuff.

Dog Snow Photos: 32 of Our Favorites

Here are 32 of our favorite pups who aren’t afraid to let it show that they love snow. 

Just because I have a dollop of snow on my nose, you’re planning on showing all your followers on Instagram, #amIright?

The weather outside may be frightful, but sticking my tongue out to blow a raspberry is so delightful. 

Sometimes I sit and ponder deep thoughts. Other times I love the cool sensation of snow against my adorable tushie.

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Scold who?
‘Scold outside!

“When life grows cold, a dog will warm your soul.” – Angie Weiland-Crosby

I came, I thaw, I conquered because ice simply loves it when it snows.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” – Lewis Carroll

Why is slippery ice like music? Because if you don’t C sharp, you’ll B flat!

“No great performance ever came from holding back.” – Don Greene 

Why did the sled dog puppy shop in the Big & Tall store? He was a little Husky.

“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” – Anamika Mishra

Darkened lips, beautiful face, breathing in the snowflakes. 

“When someone loves you, it’s like having a blanket all around your heart.” – Helene Fielding

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.” – Sara Raasch

Where fashion meets function, the snuggle is real. 

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does.” – Christopher Morley

“I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” – Coco Chanel

How do you find actor Will Smith in a snowstorm? You look for the Fresh Prints.

A dog laying in the snow might be one of the greatest beauties of winter. 

“There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.”– Carol Rifka Brunt

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” – Lauren Hutton

Best friends are hard to find because the very best one is already mine.

“Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb toward it.” –  Edmund Hillary

Dachshund through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh. 

These dogs really love playing in the snow, and we Shih Tzu not.

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell

My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet. So much love in just a tiny fluff, tail wags, wet nose, the morning kisses.” – Edith Wharton

Originally bred to work in icy waters, the Newfoundland dog has an ultra-heavy coat and loves the snow. 

I work a snowstorm like I walk a runway: with poise, purpose, and passion. 

What song do you sing at a snowman’s birthday party? Freeze a jolly good fellow!

“To keep a warm heart in the winter is the real victory.” – Marty Rubin

Anyone can do sweater weather, but scarves are the reason for my season. 

Quick Tips To Have Fun in the Snow With Your Dog

We love a good photo of dogs frolicking in the snow, but safety and comfort are key to having fun. Here are some winter-weather tips for enjoying the fluffy stuff with your canine companion. 

Protect paws. Wipe your dog’s paws after playing in the snow and check to ensure paws aren’t cracked.

Pick the right gear. Make sure canine apparel allows for freedom of movement while covering the body for warmth.

Avoid frigid temps. If it’s too cold, limit your dog’s time outdoors. 

Watch for hazardous materials. Be mindful of ice-melting chemicals and rock salt that may harm paws. If your dog eats snow, be sure it’s clean and in small quantities so he doesn’t get sick.

Dry and clean when coming inside. Dry your dog off after a play session in the snow with a towel. Remove any snowballs that may form between your dog’s paws or on his fur.

Never force the fun. Never make a dog play in the snow if it’s just not his thing.