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The ideal ambient temperature for a dog is between 55-65 degrees, so yes, they are bothered by the heat more than, for example, a cat whose ideal is between 80-90 or a human whose is between 70-75.
Also, your dog is young. They don't fully develop their body temperature control systems until about 6 months old.
Finally, like people, they need to adjust to it. The first few hot days are really hard on them. As the summer wears on they get a little (not a lot!) more accustomed to the heat and a little more tolerant of it.
Please be very careful and aware of heat stroke, especially when you let your dog play with other dogs. A lot of young dogs don't know enough to stop before they have put themselves in a potentially fatal situation.
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My first dog, and my most special girl
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