Which dogs are well suited for warm climates: five breeds
It is not only humans who suffer from hot summers. Dogs, most of which have thick fur, also suffer in the heat. Here we will tell you how to help your friend withstand the extreme heat.
Some breeds tolerate hot days well. They don't get heat stroke as easily and stay active even in the sunniest weather. Study Finds reported on five such breeds.
Despite their small size and short muzzle, which means they are less efficient at thermoregulating the air they breathe in, Chihuahuas are well adapted to high temperatures. Their erect ears, fine hair without undercoat and origin (Mexico) allows them to care for the heat less. Moreover, they love basking in the sun and spending time with humans even when it's 30 degrees or more.
These tiny dogs possess a kind heart. They have an attentive but sensitive nature, love tenderness and are always ready to socialize. Because of their size, they are somewhat fearful, so they can be aggressive. This problem is solved by the timely socialization of the puppy.
Genetically related to the wild dingo, this breed comes from hot Australia. There they were bred for herding cattle, so the animal turned out to be hardy and adapted to long work in all weather conditions, including hot temperatures. Therefore, they will be perfect partners for summer walks and even jogging.
The Australian Shepherd has a small strong body that can withstand quite significant loads. They are energetic, alert, playful and attentive. The breed is highly valued for good health and great psyche. Australians make excellent active companions.
Bred in Germany, these dogs tend to spend time outdoors in any weather. Their short coat, lean build and long muzzle help them stand the heat. From the very beginning, the breed was created for hunting, so it is very active in all weather conditions. That said, it may not be suitable for those who like quiet walks.
Kurtshaars love attention and generously give it to their people. This makes them excellent family favorites. At the same time, representatives of the breed need a lot of exercise, including long active walks, training, swimming in water bodies and tracking other animals. The weather is of no importance to them.
Elegant and long-legged creatures are affected not by heat but by cold specifically. Therefore, it is better to have this breed if you live in a warm climate. Fine wool and a long, thin body, almost devoid of fat make Italian Greyhounds not too sensitive to high temperatures. However, veterinarians still advise to limit the activity of these dogs in extreme heat to prevent them from developing heat stroke. On the contraty, dress them in sweaters and jackets to avoid hypothermia in the cold.
In general, this is a very companionable breed that likes to be around no matter what their people are doing. On walks, their favorite occupation is running. The speed they are able to develop is very fast.. Representatives of the breed are often very mischievous, but they are also very intelligent and easily trained.
Bred in Spain, these hounds are excellent rabbit hunters and are ready to track them in the hottest weather. Even if these dogs are not used for their intended purpose, they still need a lot of activity and will not feel lethargic even in extreme temperatures. Nature has gifted them with several features that keep them from overheating, including a short coat, a graceful build and large ears.
They are affectionate and gentle with their families. However, they tend to show an independent character. They also adapt well to life in a city apartment. Newertheless, they still need active walks and games every day. The natural tendency to hunt can make them aggressive to cats and other small animals, so introducing them to other pets should be careful. However, they treat children very well.
Earlier OBOZREVATEL explained what breeds of dogs need consistent contact with a person, otherwise they can even get sick.