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What's a normal Golden's temperature?

Just got a thermal dog thermometer. You point it in the ear, upper gum, or belly area to measure. Seems to work since the left ear (with a bit of yeast infection) runs hotter (102.5) than the right (101.5). Belly was about 101.

Do goldens run hot in general? I can imagine my pup's temperature if she exercises would probably be alarmingly hot....
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101 to 102.5 is normal in dogs. Max was in for a check-up a couple of weeks ago and his temp was 101.5.
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Another random question,...What are dog's temperatures after exercising? Since they get hot, and they're not supposed to stay over 103 degrees - isn't that bad? I guess I never thought about that for humans too!
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I read that in a hard working dog the temp can really skyrocket, 106 maybe? But they quickly recover.

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