Kid-Friendly Dogs Who Can Tolerate Hot Weather

Oh, those incredibly hot dog days of summer! They can be just as unbearable (and dangerous) for your kid-friendly dog as they are for you. If you live in a region that is hot most of the year, you might consider adopting a kid-friendly breed of dog that is best suited to hot weather. Some family-friendly breeds have been provided with an undercoat which helps regulate their body temperature in various climates.

1. Airedale Terrier


The Airedale is a hard-working, independent, and athletic dog with a lot of drive, energy, and stamina. Read more about Airedales. 

2. Australian Terrier


The Aussie makes a wonderful family pet, well suited to families with kids. Read more about Aussies.

3. Beagle


Beagles bond with everyone in the family, especially children. Read more about Beagles.

4. Bichon Frise


Bichon is a great kid friendly dog who can tolerate hot weather. Read more about Bichons.

5. Brussels Griffon


It’s fine to let your Griffon be around young kids — in fact, it’s important to get him used to children, especially during puppyhood, when his temperament is still taking shape. Read more about Brussels.

6. Curly-Coated Retriever



Curly Coated Retriever is a good choice, if you are looking for a kid friendly dog who can tolerate warm weather. Read more about Curly Coats. 

7. Goldendoodle


The Goldendoodle makes a wonderful family pet, especially if his nature takes after the Golden Retriever parent. Read more about Goldendoodles.

8. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever


Tollers love kids and make good playmates for active older children who’ll play ball with them, teach them tricks, and otherwise keep them occupied.

Read more about Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.

9. Pharaoh Hound


Pharaoh Hounds are very affectionate with children. Read more about Pharaoh Hounds.

10. Weimaraner


For an active older child who’s familiar with dogs, a Weimaraner can be a great companion. Read more about Weimaraners.


If you are looking for kid friendly dog who can tolerate a warmer climate, this is a pretty good list to start with. Remember to check shelters and breed specific rescues in your area.