Carolyn Oak Creek, WI 7/23/2010 12:21:57 PM Thank You for your article. It was very helpful and well written. I have an Australian Shepherd mix, (though we're not sure what she's mixed with - I suspect Alaskan Malamute) who loves, loves, loves, the cold, but hates the heat. I'm always worried about her when it's too hot. We have only window air conditioners, which we were only able to get 2 weeks ago. It's better now but she still seems to get overheated sometimes. Now I have a better understanding of what to watch for and what to do and what not to do. Thank You.