Breed Specific Climate Understanding IT

PuppTech's proprietary BSCUIT algorithm uses information on over 170 breeds from Akita to Yorkshire Terrier to provide individual recommendations for your unique dog.

Trixie's Comfort Range

Trixie is a healthy adult Akita that isn't overweight, so BSCUIT has determined that she should be comfortable in a fairly wide range of temperatures. Because Trixie is a northern breed, she's comfortable in cooler temperatures than other dogs might be.

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Susan's Comfort Range

Susan is an upper middle-aged Yorkie that might be overweight, so BSCUIT has determined that she has a fairly narrow range of temperatures in which she is most comfortable. Susan also faces a higher risk from being exposed to temperatures outside of her comfort range.

Trixie, Akita

Trixie the Akita’s comfort range as calculated by BSCUIT is relatively broad due to her physical features. Akitas are not brachycephalic which mean they don't have any diffituly breathin. Trixie is a healthy weight for her age, which happens to be fairly young. And, as Akitas aren’t toy breeds, she is therefore more adaptable to different temperature ranges than other breeds may be. Because Trixie is a northern breed with a fairly thick double coat she's much more comfortable in cold temperature than other dogs but may have trouble adapting to warmer temperatures.

Susan, Yorkshire Terrier

As a Yorkie, Susan is considered a toy breed, which have a more difficult time adjusting to different temperatures than larger breeds, and especially colder temperatures. Yorkies are also brachycephalic, which means that her nose is flatter than other breeds’ noses and she has a harder time breathing and staying cool in warmer. Also Susan is also upper-middle-aged and potentially overweight for her particular breed, both of which make it harder for her to adapt to temperatures outside of her narrow comfort range.

Brachycephalic?

Brachycephalic dogs have flat faces that make it much harder to breathe in most conditions. This is especially problematic in warm weather when it's harder for brachycephalic dogs to pant to cool down. BSCUIT looks at whether or not a dog is brachycephalic to evaluate their ability to be comfortable in warm weather.

Trixie
Trixie is not brachycephalic so this parameter shouldn't impact her BSCUIT score.
Susan
Susan is brachycephalic so BSCUIT takes this parameter into account for her.

Coat Type?

Northern breeds and other dogs with thick coats are specially adapted to cold environments and can have a hard time being comfortable in warm environments. However these dogs are especially well suited for cold environments and be comfortable in temperatures that woudl be much too cold for other breeds. BSCUIT takes the dog's coat lenght into account when estimating a dog's comfort range.

Trixie has a thick northern coat so BSCUIT takes this parameter into account.
Susan isn't a northern breed and has a standard coat so BSCUIT doesn't take this factor into account.

Weight and Size

Larger breeds are generally better adapted to cooler environments while smaller breeds are generally better adapted to warmer environments. BSCUIT uses a dog's size to estimate which environment they're better adapted to. Moreover, overweight dogs have a harder time cooling down in warmer temperature so BSCUIT uses data about every breed to know if a dog is overweight.

Trixie is at a healthy weight so BSCUIT doesn't need to account for this parameter for her.
Susan is potentially overweight so BSUIT factors her weight into her comfort range.

Toy Breed

Toy breeds are adapted to warm environments and can have an especially tough time staying comfortable in warm environments (which is why you often see chihuahuas wearing sweaters in cool weather). BSCUIT considers whether or not a dog is a toy breed in determining a dog's comfort range.

Trixie is not a toy breed so BSCUIT doesn't have to account for this parameter.
Susan is a toy breed so BSCUIT has to factor in this parameter.

Age

A dog's age can affects their overall health. Puppies (dogs under 6-months old) and senior dogs (dogs over 7 years) old have a harder time staying cool or warm in temperatures outside of their comfort range. BSCUIT considers a dog's age when determining a dog's comfort range.

Trixie is an adult dog so BSCUIT doesn't need to account for this parameter.
Susan is a senior dog so BSCUIT this parameter into her comfort range calculation.

BSCUIT Parameters

BSCUIT considers a number of characteristics about your dog to determine the comfort range for your dog.
Brachycephalic?

What's the shape of your dog's face.

Coat?

How thick is your dog's coat?

Weight?

Is your dog overweight?

Toy Breed?

Is your dog a toy breed?

Age?

How old is your dog?