Dr. Rob Proietto, a veterinarian in New York City, explained that, while no dog should live outdoors his whole life, some dogs enjoy spending much of their time outside.
"Many dogs love to be outside and some in rural areas sometimes prefer to be outside. As pup parents, it's important to know when they need to join their families and seek shelter," he told The Dodo. "Dogs can overheat very quickly in warm weather climates and can get hypothermia in cold, wet conditions."
There is no breed or type of dog that is able to live outdoors full-time - dogs are domesticated, not wild, and they rely on humans for comfort and safety.