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The Dog Days of Summer are officially upon us. From around July 3rd to August 11th, these weeks are marked by sultry weather, and a desire get away from it all. Our dogs are no different! Here are some of our favorite pictures of dogs beating the heat, taken from our AKC Family Dog Photo Contest.

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Do you have a dog who loves Summer? Send us a picture!

Learn more about how to keep your dogs healthy during the hot summer months.

For more info about the origins of the term “Dog Days” and some of the interesting facts about it, you can go here.

Stay cool!

-Kate McCroary
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