Best Dog Breeds for Owners in Hot Climates


Surprisingly heat tolerant, Bulldogs have short snouts and coats allowing them to thrive in warm climates.


Beagles have short coats that shed seasonally, adapting well to warmer weather. They love basking in the sun!


Whippets cope well in heat and sunshine. Make sure they have shade and water.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Bred in Africa, Rhodesian Ridgebacks handle hot weather well thanks to their short coats and history.


Basenjis clean themselves like cats so they don't get hot. They adapt well to almost every climate.

Australian Cattle Dog

Tough working dogs, Australian Cattle Dogs have thick coats but fare fine in hot weather.

Pharaoh Hound

A heat-tolerant sighthound breed, the Pharaoh Hound needs moderate exercise in hot climates.

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