If you’re searching for a dog that’s well-adapted to the warm Singapore weather, here are 10 breeds that are able to stand their own against the sweltering heat!
Getting a dog requires a lot of consideration about pretty much everything, but one thing that gets overlooked is the fur type of your pet. In SIngapore’s hot and humid weather, dogs with short, single coats will feel the most comfortable and are the easiest to manage! If you’re looking for such dogs to get as your new best friend, here are 10 breeds that are perfectly adapted to warm weather!
These lanky dogs are perfectly suited for hot climates: their short coats, long muzzles, and large ears help to get rid of excess heat and keep them cool as a cucumber.
Dalmatians are also well-known runners and are extremely active, so you’ll be certain to get quite the exercise having one around the house! They won’t even need to worry about breaking a sweat, thanks to their incredible physique.
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Originally bred as hunters chasing down prey such as rabbits, Ibizan hounds certainly look the part with their lanky build and short fur coat.
Their defining trait, however, is most probably their large ears - working like radiators to help get rid of excess heat. The upright position also helps to expose most of the ear to the breeze, cooling down your beloved fur friend.
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One would think that a Doberman’s black coat might make them unsuited for warm weather, but like most of the other dogs adapted to heat, their long snouts and short fur helps to keep them cool.
These dogs are also incredibly sweet pets, seeking affection from their owners and are highly intelligent, making them easy to train. As such, they’ll make great first pets for any dog-loving owners!
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Smaller dogs are good at staving off heat too as they have a higher skin-to-body ratio compared to larger dogs, thus making it easier for them to cool down. So of course, this means that the Chihuahua, one of the most well-known small dog breeds, would be a perfect fit.
With their small bodies and thin coat, Chihuahuas don’t do very well against the cold, but that also means that they adapt well to warmer climates! After all, they originated from the deserts of Mexico, thus their breed is already well accustomed to the heat.
These affectionate and friendly dogs are well-adapted to the heat as well, with their big floppy ears and long legs. Though they hail from Hungary, which has moderately warm climates, they can still cool themselves down effectively.
They are also rather active pets, so a good exercise routine is in check for these canines! Training will also be a breeze for these intelligent pets, who love nothing more than spending time with their beloved owners!
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Don’t be fooled by this dog’s flowing locks, they actually still have a single coat and they’re pretty comfortable. Bred in Afghanistan, these dogs are used to their extreme weathers, thus being able to stand both the cold and heat.
They’re also trained to chase down prey, making them swift and energetic dogs. Be ready to handle a ton of fur running about your house if you decide to get one as your forever friend!
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Great Danes are known to lounge about and bask in the shade, so you know they won’t be overexerting themselves anytime soon. With their short coat and long snout, they’ll be sure to find their own shelter and cool themselves off.
However, those with darker coats might heat up easier than those who are paler, so make sure your dog has plenty of water and shade if that’s the case!
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If you’re searching for another small dog, the Yorkshire Terrier would be a great choice to look into! Though they have pretty long coats, their thin fur doesn’t trap heat, making it easier for them to stay cool.
Their small build also means a higher skin-to-body ratio, and will also help make them more resistant to heat!
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Built for running, you can expect this lanky dog to be able to stand its own against the heat. Whippets also don’t have much body fat, which means they can’t trap much body heat, and like many other heat-resistant dogs, they also have a short coat and a long muzzle.
These dogs are also sensitive creatures, and will be sure to stick by you and show you their ever-loving affection!
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German Shorthaired Pointer
Bred for the water, these dogs are also well-equipped with the short coat and long legs of a typical heat-resistant canine! True to their nature, they also love to take dips and swim in the water, so a trip to the beach would be perfect for them.
Be sure to keep their energy in check too, and don’t let them overexert themselves when the weather is sweltering!
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Hopefully with such a wide selection of canines, you’ll be able to find one that fits your home and lifestyle the best. Any one of these heat-braving dogs will be sure to bring joy and life in your household!