7 Dog Breeds That Just Love The Hot Weather


Some like it hot.

Some like it not.

But, these 7 pooches fall into that category of dogs that prefer when it’s sunny outside instead of freezing cold. This preference has a lot to do with their land of origin. However, sometimes, it’s simply because they have a thinner coat that wouldn’t do fine in the winter. 

Imagine a Chihuahua living in Alaska! Or, an Italian Greyhound in Canada, without a sweater, a coat, or winter dog boots! It’s possible, but it’s not their ideal living condition.

Instead, you might want to keep Chihuahuas, Xolos, Greyhounds, and the rest of the gang somewhere where it’s nice, warm, and cozy. 

Just make sure you provide enough sun protection and keep your dogs hydrated at all costs.

1. Of Course, The Chihuahua Dog Breed

funny cool chihuahua dog drinking cocktails

Coming straight from fiery hot Mexico is our Chihuahua buddy.

The world’s smallest dog breed is known for not handling cold weather at all. Their tiny body starts to shiver as soon as the temperature starts going down. 

Chihuahuas, no matter if they’re long-haired or short-haired dogs, don’t really like the cold, and prefer only hot weather. After all, you know what it’s like in Mexico. 

The country lies in the tropical climate belt and, no wonder… we have two dog breeds that stand the heat coming from Mexico.

The Chihuahua’s thin coat offers no protection against the cold, but it’s quite effective as a form of sun protection. However, you still shouldn’t expose your dog to extreme temperatures if you don’t have to.

Just because they are originally from Mexican deserts doesn’t mean they should spend the entire day under the frying hot sun. 

2. Not So Surprisingly, The Australian Cattle Dog

puppies of australian cattle dog or blue heeler playing together

Australia, much like Mexico, has quite high temperatures. Not everyone is capable of living on this continent. 

But, the Australian Cattle Dog is no stranger to high temperatures and extreme summers, but not to extreme winter because it’s always the other way around in Australia.

The Australian Cattle Dog is a pooch that stays active no matter how high the temperatures go. Their unbothered activity has a lot to do with the fact that they’re double-coated dogs with a short coat. This allows them to regulate their temperature and stay cool when hot days kick in.

In other words, the coat of the Australian Cattle Dog works as insulation. I know a few double-coated pups that would love to have such a fine coat texture.

3. Italian Greyhound, The One That Hates Being Cold

Italian greuhound run on river shore on sand

Name a dog that shivers even when it’s not that cold outside! 

Of course, it’s the Italian Greyhound!

These pups can often be seen wearing a sweater. They like it when it’s hot. That’s why they’re one of the best dog breeds that endure hot weather and simply love summer. 

The Italian Greyhound’s coat is super thin, sleek, and lies very close to the body. They stand no chance against extreme cold, but they’re delighted when the summer begins.

This dog has almost no body fat, sweats almost never, and makes the ideal dog for future owners living where it’s always nice and sunny.

4. Xoloitzcuintli, Another Breed From Mexico

girl walking (play) with her dog xoloitzcuintli on sand

Obviously, they tolerate the heat pretty well. But, be cautious with the Xoloitzcuintli – these are usually hairless dogs! 

Every canine buddy should be protected against the sun. In the case of hairless animals like these dogs, proper sunscreen must be applied before every outing. Also, don’t let your dog out when the UV index is too high.

A well-protected Xolo enjoys sun and hot weather. 

But, I bet you didn’t know that there are other Xolo dogs – dogs that do have a coat!

Even Xolos with a short coat are completely fine with high temperatures. Well, those strong Aztec dog genes aren’t there for nothing. 

5. The Incredibly Adaptable Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound Running

Afghanistan is the land of many contrasts, especially when it comes to climate. 

During the day, temperatures are crazy high. But, when the night falls, it gets quite cold. This is mostly because the country consists of mountains and deserts. 

The only dog that could thrive in such conditions is definitely the native dog of Afghanistan – the Afghan Hound.

You know Afghans… those long-haired dogs with super smooth hair similar to ours? Yup, those gorgeous creatures are actually native to this land of big changes.

If these dogs can survive Afghanistan, they can survive any climate!

6. Ibizan Hound, The Hidden Gem 

dog jumps through the sand dunes

The Ibizan Hound is a true hidden gem, and you’re gonna love him for his many qualities. One of them is definitely being super resistant to hot weather.

Well, that’s no surprise because these doggos have a long history of more than a thousand years. They actually come from old Egyptian hounds!

Bred as sighthounds, Ibizan Hounds don’t care if it’s too hot to track down prey. The only downside of these pups might be their availability – that is, the fact that they’re not so popular in the States as they are in their origin land – the Balearic Islands. 

7. German Shorthaired Pointer, a.k.a., The Swimmer

Hunting dog in the water

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a dog that stands high temperatures well because he can take a dip in the cold water anytime he wants.

This dog breed is characterized by a short coat with no undercoat. This means their drying time is super fast, and they can get wet anytime they want.

This really comes in handy because the German Shorthaired Pointer is a dog that loves being active outside, despite high temperatures.

Your GSP will simply hop into any puddle to cool down, and simply move forward once his temperature regulates.