7 Dog Breeds Prone to Heatstroke in Hot Weather

Pugs have significant trouble breathing and cooling themselves due to their pushed-in facial structure.


Like Pugs, Bulldogs struggle to pant sufficiently making them very susceptible to heatstroke.


Brachycephalic Boxers don't cool efficiently through panting just like other short-nosed breeds.


Tiny Chihuahuas have a much greater surface area relative to their body mass causing faster heat gain.


Obese dogs have a harder time regulating their body temperature.

Overweight Dogs

Puppies and seniors can't regulate their temperature well.

Very Young or Very Old Dogs

Heavy, dense coats trap heat unless brushed frequently.

Thick-Coated Dogs  

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