In my opinion all dogs are outside dogs! We have a Husky mix so he should be able to tolerate very cold temperatures. It doesn't really get too cold here in Sacramento and it doesn't snow. It does get very hot here in the summer, so that's more of a concern. We have a shelter for him that keeps out the sun and rain. We always make sure he has enough water. It's not a big deal. He's fine. Huskies can survive in sub-zero weather. This past summer he was shaved and I think I'll do it again next year. Good luck!