Huskies will do well in your area. Their coats will insolate them from heat as well as cold to a certain degree. But they can overheat, like you, and they will need to have access to a cool area like an air conditioned room to cool off as needed. They will need a good supply of cool water and shade too. Ours love their "kiddie" pool too. We live in coastal NC where the summer temps are 99 degrees with 99 % humidity. I seriously doubt that it gets much worse than that there. A lot of our kids will go out and lay on our deck, in the sun, and work on their tans, though we don't let them do it for long. They will slow down in their activities too.
. Living with a double coated dog means that you must understand that they will shed and “blow” their coat at least a couple times a year, which also means you will have hair in your house, bed, dinner and clothes among other places. If you don't like grooming (or dog hair in the house) this is NOT a breed that you want!
A Siberian Husky should never be clipped / shaved unless it is for a medical reason. Dogs don’t sweat like humans. Their cooling process is done via panting from the mouth, sweating at the paws and cooling the blood in their ears.
Shaving the dog does nothing to keep the dog cool. It is just a stupid practice that will just make a human feel better when looking at the coated dog. The Siberian Husky has very little or no pigmentation in its skin. If you shave a Husky, he will be exposed to the sun with no protection. You will now have a dog that could very well come up with a numerous skin problems including skin cancer. Another reason to not clip / shave your Husky is that their coat acts as a protection against insects and parasites. When you remove that protection the dog is exposed to even more insect problems than he would have had if he had been allowed to keep is protective coat. Furthermore, if you clip / shave a Husky it will damage his coat and disturb the proper shedding process.
There are some so called "professional" groomers out there who tell you to shave your Husky. They may even do it without asking your consent! And there are vets who will tell you to shave your Husky. These people are TOTALLY unfamiliar with the breed.
They shed. A LOT! Year round. Then twice a year or more they will “blow” their coats. This takes shedding to a whole new level.
They have a STRONG desire to run. This was bred into them over many hundreds of generations. It cannot be trained out of them in a few months of obedience classes. They MUST be kept in a secure area. And taken out in open areas on a leash. They are escape artists like a hairy Houdini. They have been known to jump or climb over 6 foot fences. If they can’t go over it they will go under it.
They need company, either human or canine and will be miserable without it. Though they can survive outdoors they really need to be inside with their “pack”……. YOU!
25 years of being owned by Siberian Huskies. I currently have 15 Huskies most of whom were rescued by us from people who didn’t know what they were getting into.