I have been staying out of this discussion because to a great extent it is a personal choice for the owner. Would I have a CO in Jamaica? Yes I would if I lived on a large plot of land with lots of trees and water around.
I do live in Virginia and we get summer temps over 100 F during Jul - Sep. During that time I keep my dogs in an airconditioned shed where the temp is about 75 F. When they are outside they dig significantly large holes in the shade places and lay in the cool dirt. If you have a nice pristine yard - it will be destroyed.
Now that I have COs - they are the dogs for me regardless of where I end up living.. so if I lived in Jamaica now I would take my dogs there and make it work. They would have AC and ample shade and water - of course they probably would not put on a winter coat :)[/quote]
Good answer Gary :D
Certainly the choice of wich breed of dog a person want to buy is a personal matter. But since Bahamian is doing research into if the CO would be appropriate, it is good that CO owners with knowledge of keeping dogs in extreme temperatures are sharing their opinion also.
To Bahamian, I can't see that anybody here have mentioned that there is also a shorthaired type of CO. If you check out this website: http://bpg.sytes.net/nagazi/bpg/default.asp you will find pictures and also information on this dogs. The owner of the mentioned site is also a member of molosserdogs.
Cindy B. Andersen