Dog Breeds Well-Suited for Living in Hot Climates

With their short coats and high heat tolerance, Basenjis thrive in hot climates like their African homeland.


Ridgebacks have a thin coat and can handle hot weather well, making them good choices for tropical areas.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

As an ancient Egyptian breed, Pharaoh Hounds are well-adapted to dry, hot conditions. They love sunbathing.

Pharaoh Hound

Slender Azawakhs originated in the Sahara Desert, so they handle heat extremely well and don't require much exercise.


Sloughis have short, fine coats enabling them to cope with high temperatures in North Africa and the Middle East.


Farm-bred Rat Terriers have a short coat that sheds minimally and resists heat. They need little grooming.

Rat Terrier

Canaan Dogs arrived in biblical Israel over 2,000 years ago. Their weather-resistant coat suits hot climates. 

Canaan Dog

Dog Breeds That Hail from Different Parts of Africa