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It's pushing 32'C right now, and we always have uncertainty about how comfortable the pups will be on a walk. They have free access to the yard, so they are not busting to go.

As well, it gets cold here in Ontario in the winter.

What are your guidelines?

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Hi Mary, downtown Toronto bassets are common, but in the suburbs, peeps hardly recognize our breed. Nice to hear from a fellow canadian!

I think we'll skip the walk today for sure!

Hiya Cindy,
Scully and I are former Toronto gals! :) I'm not much help with 'guidelines', but I can tell you that during both the hot summer weather and the really cold winter weather, I generally tend to give her shorter but more frequent walks. Once the temps get much past 25C (especially when you factor in the darn humidex) I'm always afraid to take her too far for fear she'll get heat stroke or burn her pawsies on the hot pavement. Although, she doesn't seem to care if she's overheating (or freezing in the winter). :blink: It doesn't get quite as hot and humid here in Vancouver, but I still keep her walks shorter when it gets into the mid-20's.[/b]
 

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The SDLATS break, know it well! In the meantime though, young basset is pulling for a Run With The Wolves sprint.


Even then, we take lots of water and Sitting Down Looking At The Scenery breaks.[/b]
 

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Ready for our winter walk.[/b]

Love the picture! He looks like a Sherlock! Good idea about feeling the pavement, will do. I'm not sure I want to live in SD-I had no idea the weather was that disparate!

We get lots of salting on our sidewalks, and that is really painful for their feet, so we have 4 pairs of boots that they hate wearing. I'll just have to perservere next winer.
 
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