How are the TMs in warmer climates? Is the TM really hypoallergenic?
Generally speaking, the TM is adaptable to almost any climate and develops coat accordingly. However, we do not recommend that the dogs be kept in a tropical climate where extreme heat and humidity are factors unless indoor air conditioned facilities are available to the dog at all times. Being that TMs do have a longer, thicker double coat, they do not thrive and are lethargic in extreme humidity where fungal skin and ear problems may abound. In their native lands, they experience very cold winters, and very dry, hot summers. Since they shed out most of their coat by early summer, they seem to endure dry heat quite well. When temperatures reach 80+ degrees, the TM’s activity level is greatly reduced during the day, and food consumption can drop 25-50 percent. Good common sense dictates that the dogs need an ample supply of fresh water and plenty of shade during the hotter summer months.