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10 Dog Breeds That Can’t Tolerate Summer Heat


Despite their popularity, Bulldogs can easily overheat due to their short muzzles and stocky frames.


Because of their short snouts, Pugs have a hard time cooling themselves through normal breathing mechanisms like panting.


Due to their short hair and bulky frames, boxers sometimes struggle to be comfortable in hot climates.

Chow Chow

Chow Chows aren't great in the heat because of their large build and thick fur.

Shih Tzu

When temperatures rise, it might be difficult for Shih Tzus to breathe due to their long hair and narrow noses.

Boston Terrier

Despite their cheerful natures, Boston Terriers can't easily cool off in the summer due to their flat faces.

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernards are poorly suited to hot climates because their huge, hairy bodies overheat easily.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Because of their thick coats, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels can overheat quickly when the weather is warm. They are susceptible to heatstroke, like many other dog breeds.


Because of their skinny frames and lack of thick fur, greyhounds have a hard time keeping cool in hot weather.


Due to their thick double coat, Akitas struggle to stay cool when the temperature rises.

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