Just as you monitor the house’s temperature to ensure that it is at a comfortable and healthy level for everyone, you need to take the same care with dogs. You need to take particular care when the hot weather comes along (for what it’s worth in the UK). Dogs are susceptible to heat and can become dehydrated very quickly.
This begs the question, as raised in the title, ” What is too hot for a cockapoo? To give you some help ensuring your dog is safe during hot weather, that’s exactly what we are going to discuss in this post.
Dog’s Body Temperature and The Thermoneutral Zone
It would be best to remember that your dog has a higher body temperature than a human. Your cockapoos temperature will be between 101 and 102.5 degrees with an upper that is not uncommonly as high as 103 degrees. Therefore, the ambient air temperature will feel much hotter to your cockapoo than it will to you.
You also need to understand that the TNZ or the Thermoneutral Zone is the usual range of temperatures for dogs and other species, allowing them to maintain their temperature without using energy to increase the heat or cool down. This ranges from 68 to 86 degrees for dogs, including cockapoos. Anything outside the TNZ on either side is considered the lower and upper critical temperature zones.
With that in mind, how will it be too hot for your cockapoo when they are outside? That depends on their activity level, size, and breed, but anything in the higher range of the TNZ or higher.
So, to conclude, too hot for a cockapoo would be any temperature in the higher end of the upper section of the TMZ or more. Check the temperature regularly during the warmer months of the year, to make sure your dog doesn’t suffer the adverse effects of increased temperatures like dehydration and heat stroke.
Mike is the proud owner of a 7-year-old Cockapoo named Luna. He loves to share stories, tips and information about owning a Cockapoo. With over7 years of experience as an owner, Mike is passionate about helping others own and care for their dog.