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Best Warm or Hot Weather Dog Breeds


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Chihuahua
The very smallest dog breed, the Chihuahua is ever vigilant and fleet of foot, with a spunky attitude. Compact with a terrier-like temperament, the Chihuahua has the appearance of a fine-boned but muscular dog that carries his sickle-shaped tail like... Read more
Chinese Crested Dog
The Chinese Crested Dog is a delicate, chic and nimble breed that comes in two distinct varieties (often dogs of each variety are part of one litter): the Hairless, which has hair only on its head, feet, and tail and... Read more
German Pinscher
The German Pinscher is an elegant, muscularly built dog. It is a proportional dog with its length equal to its height. Its skull is elongated in the shape of a wedge with an alert expression. Its eyes are dark, oval,... Read more
Italian Greyhound
The Italian Greyhound is a smaller and more slender version of the Greyhound. Its head is long and flat, tapering to a dark nose. Eyes are dark and bright, giving a look of intelligence, and the ears are small and... Read more
Manchester Terrier
The Manchester Terrier is a small dog that is black and tan in color. The long, narrow head appears as a blunt wedge shape, and the skull and muzzle are equal in length. The almond-shaped eyes are very dark brown... Read more
Manchester Terrier (Toy)
The Toy Manchester Terrier is a smaller variety of the standard Manchester, though they are essentially the same breed. The head is thin and narrow, with the muzzle and skull being the same length. The eyes are almond shaped and... Read more
Brittany (Spaniel)
The Brittany is an athletic and sturdily built dog of medium size. The ears are short and triangular, lying flat against the skull, which is rounded and medium length. The face is intelligent and expressive, with eyes of various shades... Read more
German Shorthaired Pointer
The German Shorthaired Pointer, with its athletic physique and smooth lines, conveys the image of a competent and well rounded hunter. The head is clean cut and well developed, with the ears sitting high and lying flat against the dog’s... Read more
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a hardy and resilient breed designed to retrieve waterfowl from cold waters, sometimes even breaking ice to do so, and the features of the dog reflect this purpose. The skull is round and broad with... Read more
Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is medium sized, short-coupled and athletically built. The coat is straight, short, dense and, most notably, water resistant. The three coat colors for a Labrador Retriever are black, yellow and chocolate, with yellows having the greatest variation... Read more
Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is a medium-sized dog with a smooth, flat coat texture. Coloring is either blue or red speckle. If blue, the acceptable colors and markings are blue, black, white and tan that is distributed evenly. For red... Read more
Belgian Malinois
The Belgian Malinois is a dog of medium size that is fawn to mahogany in color with a black mask and black tipped fur. The Malinois is a short-haired dog and looks similar to the German Shepherd, but there are... Read more
Belgian Sheepdog
The Belgian Sheepdog is a muscular and sturdy medium-sized dog with a well-proportioned body. This dog sports long, straight guard hairs that are neither wiry nor silky, with a moderately harsh texture. The undercoat is thick and dense, although its... Read more
Belgian Tervuren
The Belgian Tervuren is a medium-sized dog that is strong, square and well-proportioned. The head is long without being overly so and features dark brown eyes that are slightly almond shaped. The expression is one of alertness, curiosity and intelligence.... Read more
Ibizan Hound
The Ibizan Hound is a lithe and agile dog that vaguely resembles a deer in appearance. The wedge shaped head sports small, round eyes that range in color from light caramel to rich amber. The expression is one of intelligence,... Read more
Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound is one of the most regal and aristocratic of all the canine breeds. The head is rather lengthy, with a balanced foreface and skull. The muzzle is normally long and very slender; this feature is sometimes referred... Read more
Airedale Terrier
Among the largest of the terriers, the Airedale has a long flat head and a very wiry and hard coat. The head gives the animal the terrier look, with sharp keen eyes and a beard reminiscent of a Scotty. The... Read more
American Foxhound
Quick and agile, the American Foxhound is the product of a centuries long effort to produce the perfect fox hunting breed. The dog has a lean, strong build and is covered by a solid, tight coat that may be of... Read more
American Staffordshire Terrier
Note: the breed recognized by the AKC as the American Staffordshire Terrier is very similar in appearance to the breed recognized by the UKC as the American Pit Bull Terrier, though the Am Staff is generally slightly larger. Stocky and... Read more
American Water Spaniel
The American Water Spaniel is a dog bred to hunt in any environment. Its medium size, muscular body and curly water-proof coat contribute to its abilities as an all-around hunting dog. The breed is dense in both muscle and bone,... Read more
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