Dog Breeds That Thrive in Hot Weather

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Chihuahua

This pocket-sized pet is an adaptable dog breed that does well living in warm weather climates. The Chihuahua’s thin coat and petite size don’t provide much protection against the cold,

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Australian Cattle Dog

The dog from Down Under is an active, hearty breed with a drive to work despite the hot sun or warm temperatures. Australian cattle dogs.

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Ibizan Hound

This graceful and athletic dog breed was developed thousands of years ago in the Balearic islands, near Spain’s coastline. They likely descended from Egyptian hounds brought by Phoenician traders.

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Afghan Hound

These large dogs fare well in hot climates since those flowing locks are a single coat of hair. This breed’s native homeland of Afghanistan is known for hot weather by day and cold temperatures by night.

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Yorkshire Terrier

The silky coat of the Yorkshire terrier may be long, but it's fine. A thin texture means that it’s not a great insulator against the cold. Additionally, its single coat is hair and not fur.

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Chinese Crested

Chinese crested dogs are mainly hairless. They likely developed in Asia from imported hairless African dogs accustomed to hot temps.

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Airedale Terrier

The largest of the terrier breeds, the Airedale is a medium-sized dog that tolerates warm weather. These dogs have a fuzzy coat, but the hair is short and wiry.

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Great Dane

The Great Dane is one of the best large breed dogs for hot weather. With a natural tendency to conserve energy, these couch potatoes aren’t likely to overexert themselves when the weather is warm.

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German Shorthaired Pointer

The Alaskan klee kai looks like a lap-sized husky. These dogs are intelligent, playful, and highly energetic. They're usually loving and loyal to their families, but many are cautious around strangers.

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