Bulldog, Pug, or Pekingese.
• Animals should have access to shade and fresh water while outdoors. If the temperature is very warm, outdoor access should be limited to short periods of time and the dog should be housed indoors. As little as 20-30 minutes may be all it will take for your dog to die from heat stroke. We like to use kiddie pools and the water sprinklers to help keep our guys cool. All of our outside runs are covered with shades and have large fans to help keep the area cool. A brief wetdown early each morning, mid-day, early afternoon helps to keep these areas 15-20 degrees cooler than the outside. We also have large roomy crates set up inside an air conditioned room where they are kept if the outside temperature rise above 95 degrees. Exercise and play time can be done in early AM or evening times after the temperature has cooled. We also changed and provide cool water at least 2-3 times per day during hot weather.
• If your dog is working in warm weather, be prepared to offer him water at regular intervals and understand that he may drink more water than usual under these circumstances.
• Use caution with dogs that are obese, have respiratory difficulties, are geriatric or are otherwise unhealthy. These dogs may be more prone to heat exhaustion than other dogs. Also certain lines of dogs (especial Mastiffs) are know to be more susceptible to heat stroke--so take extra care if your dog has a near relative that suffered or died from heat stroke.
• Be aware, short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds of dogs are at higher risk of heat exhaustion than other breeds.