Re: Hot weather and long fur?
We live in Florida and the dogs learn to handle the heat. It's important to watch them for signs of stress and provide them ways to cool down but it is certainly nothing that can't be handled.
Some of it has to do with temperment and conditioning. More excitable dogs can overheat more than dogs that just chill. I also think darker colored dogs get hotter than lighter dogs. Also, understand that dogs that live inside with air conditioning are more likely to have trouble with the heat than a dog that lives in a kennel because they are not used to feeling the heat. Not saying you should put your dog outside, but it is something to be aware of.
I don't know if there is any difference between long and short coats.
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