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How Much Should Your Dog Sleep?

Have you ever wondered if your dog is sleeping too much?

Dog lovers often ask me how much sleep a dog should get. That’s a hard question to answer because it varies a lot. The amount of time spent napping varies from dog to dog, depending on the dog’s age and personality.

Counting those little naps and longer snoozes, on average most dogs sleep about fourteen hours a day – but there are breeds that are known to sleep more. To learn more about your dog’s sleep behavior, go to:[[A RT|4429|Sleep Behavior of Dogs]]

Here is a little quiz about sleep patterns in animals:

What animals sleep only 3 to 4 hours a day?


What animals sleep 20 hours a day?

Want to know the answers?

Go to: You’ll find the answer in the second paragraph.

Dogs sleep more than people, but they wake more frequently than we do.

Here is another good question – do dogs dream? Read this article for the answer: Do Dogs Dream?