Is Your Dog A Hot Weather Dog?

August 9th, 2007 by Dan

With the hot days of August continuing to blaze down upon us, we just wanted to remind the dogguide readers to keep cool! Please keep exercise to a minimum during hot weather and limit walks to early morning and evening hours, when the sun is not up. Bracheocephalic dogs (those with shortened muzzles) are at an enormous disadvantage as far as heat tolerance. Black-coated dogs have a much greater risk of overheating, as do those with long coats.

Some of the breeds that have an especially difficult time during heat waves:

All Mastiff Breeds (English, Dogue De Bordeaux, Neapolitan, etc.)
Basset Hound
Bernese Mountain Dog
Boston Terrier
English Bulldog
Great Dane
Newfoundland
Pug
Pekingese
Shih Tzu
Saint Bernard





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