Hi - I live in Juneau, Alaska. Contrary to popular "Alaska is cold" belief, Juneau is fairly mild - average winter temps of 32, and average summer highs in the 60's. A record setting hot day is in the 80s and temps can drop into the single digits for a couple of weeks in the winter but quickly bounce back up to the upper 20's/lower 30's. It does rain here often, and the climate can be similar to the Pacific NW. I am looking to bring a Doberman puppy into my household in about 6-9 months, and I was wondering if any current owners might be willing to share their experiences with similar climates or their winter activities. I hike and ski, plan to be involved in agility or search and rescue and figure that a coat (or two) and some booties will be a must. Thanks in advance for your comments!