This article is originally from Animal Wellness Magazine. The author does make some side notes in regard to coat color, type, and length of coat.
We have found it interesting that on more than one occasion we have seen others post that basenji's should be able to tolerate heat because they are African dogs. This article points out several points as far as how dogs cool and heat. Where a dog's history originates from does not seem to be addressed when describing overheating a dog. What is mentioned is coat color and how even a leisurely walk can affect a dogs temperature. We have seen dogs that are so loyal that they would push themselves to extremes in order to please their owners without regard to own health.