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Florida Popular Dogs and Dog Care Tips

Floridians love their German Shepherds, which is the number one dog breed in the state, followed by Labradors and Golden Retrievers. Other popular breeds in Florida include Labrador Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Maltese, Rottweilers, and Beagles.

If you’re thinking of bringing a puppy into your Florida home and you’re going to be a first-time pet parent, you’re probably wondering – Is Florida too hot for dogs? Or… Do dogs do well in Florida?

The truth is that dogs can do just fine in Florida or other tropical and subtropical climates, even without air conditioning, provided you follow some tips to help your pooch handle the heat and humidity.

Choosing the right breed is important. Long-haired breeds are better suited to cooler places or places that have long, cold winters. Brachycephalic breeds (short-headed breeds) like the English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Boston Terrier, Boxer, and Pug may not be able to breathe as well as some other breeds in hot and humid weather, although some of them continue to be popular dogs in Florida. Lastly, it’s important to keep your dog at a healthy weight because obesity can cause your pooch to heat up even in mildly warm weather.

Some simple tips for dog care in Florida include providing a cool place for your dog to relax, something like a shallow pool in a shady spot in your yard. Plenty of fresh, clean drinking water is also vital. It’s important to restrict exercise to early mornings and late evenings, or if heading out during the day, perhaps taking your dog for a cooling swim in a river, lake, or ocean, making sure they are always supervised.

Also, remember that concrete and blacktops can burn your dog’s feet, so check the sidewalk before heading out or buy your dog protective booties for the paw pads. Never leave your dog in a car where they can become quickly overheated. Also, keep up with grooming and brush out the undercoat to keep it thin.

Florida is a great place for dogs provided you take some basic precautions. If you’re looking for a responsible breeder in Florida who can help you find the perfect furry friend, Puppy Hero has a database of reputable breeders in the state.

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Little red

5 months

Beautiful red long hair. Sweetie

Julie Olmstead

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Okami Parti

6 months

This is a stunning little boy... Massive coat... Very lovable and quite the show stopper... Chart...

Shabams Pets / Pomeranians

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Max

9 months

CKC register they come with health certificate first set of shot and deworming

Ahlen w Jamel Campillo

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Carol Sims

5 months

From my past Champion show lines prior to retiring.

Sims English Mastiffs Gentle Giants...Canine Love

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Rip

11 months

Handsome very sweet and smart

Jean Beattie

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Toy Poodle

7 months

AKC toy poodle. Champion bloodlines. Lines include: Laurelbury, Andandre, Custom, Aico, Smash and...

Lisa Coad

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sweetie

6 months

AKC registered with DNA tested parents and OFA certified, health certificated from the vet, all shot...

Elizabeth Cook

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Saint Bernard

5 months

Ready on valentines day, 2024. 850.982.7769

Tmjfarms

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Germany

2 months

Germany has been well socialized by children since day 1. She’s been raised in a farm life environme...

silversparkslabs32 at gmailcom

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Bailey

3 months

Bailey is a sweet healthy rough Collie puppy ready now both parents has been DNA tested.

Cajun Bayou Collies

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Raisia

2 months

This girl was spoken for but now has become available due to her family not being able to get her. L...

Dakine Shiba Inu's Oregon and California

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AKC Pembroke welsh corgis, all colors, fluffy and standard coats, health tested

3 months

Absolutely gorgeous Pembroke welsh corgi babes All colors, standard and fluffy coats Standard coats...

Mill Creek’s Corgis and Frenchies/Kristie Killian

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