Dog Breeds Ideal for Hot Weather

With its short coat and cat-like fastidiousness, the Basenji handles heat well and stays clean.


Bred in Africa, the Ridgeback has a thin coat and can regulate its body temperature efficiently.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

This ancient Egyptian breed has a short, sleek coat and keen hunting instincts suited for hot climes.

Pharaoh Hound

Feisty and energetic, the Jack Russell Terrier stays active and alert in hot weather.

Jack Russell Terrier

Compact and lively, Rat Terriers have a short, smooth coat that enables them to thrive in heat.

Rat Terrier  

Built for speed, Greyhounds have a slim build and short coat ideal for channeling heat away from the body.


Resembling a small Greyhound, Whippets also have a short, close coat perfect for warm environments.


Dog Breeds that Originated in Africa