This Popular Fan Kept Dogs Cool At The Westminster Dog Show

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The indispensable Ryobi One+ 18v Cordless Hybrid Whisper Series fan

<p>The Spruce Pets / Kristin Kempa</p>

The Spruce Pets / Kristin Kempa

The dogs at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show are big fans of all their fans—both the admiring humans and the cooling devices. As dogs of all shapes and sizes prepared for their shot at Best In Show, many kept cool in front of the same portable fan: the Ryobi Hybrid One+ Cordless.

The Spruce Pets team was in attendance at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City—the same location where the U.S. Open takes place—to speak with handlers, trainers, and breeders about the products their competition-level dogs rely on to stay happy and healthy.

While this year’s competition had mild weather—sunny, with highs hovering in the low 70s–it was still uncomfortably warm for dog breeds built for the snow, like Saint Bernards and Siberian Huskies. Keeping them cool in the stadium complex required an on-demand breeze.

“On a hot day, a powerful 18-volt battery is a requirement for my dogs,” shared Rick Su, a breeder, handler, and dog dad of Keeshonds based out of Long Branch, New Jersey.

Ryobi One+ 18v Cordless Hybrid Whisper Series Fan

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The most popular fan we spotted is the lime-green One+ 18v Cordless Hybrid Whisper Series fan from Ryobi. The versatile design of the fan can be powered by an extension cord or a battery, but those are often sold separately. It’s also quieter than other fans and can stand on its own or be mounted to a crate. It has three settings and a pivoting head to get the air flowing where your dog needs it most. Plus, the fan comes with a three-year warranty from the manufacturer.

The Ryobi One+ offers both power and portability, but chances are you and your dog won’t find yourselves in the same conditions as the show dogs. For a less portable method of keeping cool, there’s not much that will improve your dog’s summer more than a cooling dog bed, which elevates them off the ground and allows air to circulate underneath. We’ve tested dozens of dog beds, including 22 different cooling models, and our favorite is the K9 Ballistics Chew Proof Armored Rip-Stop Elevated Dog Bed.

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But that's not the only way to keep your pooch cool this summer. Check out our roundups of the best sprinklers and the best pools for dogs too!

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