How Hot is Too Hot For Cockapoos?

Just as you monitor the temperature of the house to make sure 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 very sensitive to heat and can become dehydrated very quickly.

This begs the question then, as raised in the title – just 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

You need 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 normal range of temperatures for dogs and other species that allows 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 of the TNZ on either side is considered the lower and upper critical temperature zones.

With that in mind, how hot is going to be too hot for your cockapoo when they are outside? That really depends on their activity level, size, and breed, but anything in the higher range of the TMZ or higher.

Conclusion

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.