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I am home on vacation this week, so for the first time I get to spend a big chunk of time with Marley during the day. Well, he sleeps sooooooo much. I am sticking to the schedule of when he is home alone, except that he is crated no where near as much, and we get to play more. I am up at the same time, he eats at the same time, and to bed at the same time.

When he gets up, he is still yawning, but is energetic and plays. Then within about a half hour of eating, he is napping. Then he's back up and I take him out, play, half hour later, he is yawning to signal that he needs another nap. He's still sleeping 7 hours at night, so I would guesstimate he is sleeping about 18-20 hours a day.

Here's my question...do they really sleep this much at 4 months old? How much do these pups normally sleep?

 

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Tramp is 5 1/2 months old and he still sleeps about 6 hours a day, 3 hrs straight in the afternoons. :thumbup:
 

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Well, I'd say it more or less depends on individual pups. One minute you see them frolicking and the next they are fast asleep. But one time my Boeing went 15 hrs straight w/o a single nap during the day. That was back when he was just a three-month-old pup. Oh, boy! That was one of the most tiring days of my life :doh: But night time has always been very peaceful ever since he was young as he sleeps 7-8 hrs straight.
 

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Yep that's completely normal. As long as when he's awake he's lively and wants to play and isn't lethargic then he's perfectly normal. Puppies, like human babies, need plenty of sleep.

Dogs on average sleep between 12 and 16 hours a day dependent on their age, breed and lifestyle. A pet will sleep much longer than a working dog simply because it's allowed to.

They sleep if they are bored too because what else is there to do but hey that's gotta be better than chewing your house and home up all day long :rolleyes:

Rosa seems to sleep forever if I let her but would gladly go on an 'all day' walk too. Sherry doesn't seem to sleep as much but if I tried to take her on an 'all day' walk she would be exhausted. So they are all different.
 

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Yes, it is normal. In fact I am planning to come back as Beagle in my next life so I get caught up on the sleep I am not getting in this life. :biglaugh:
 

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My 6 month old puppy sleeps 11-12 hours a night with one short potty break in there. He then goes out in the morning for about an hour, eats, goes back out for about an hour and then comes in for a 2 hour nap. I make him go back out in the afternoon but it isn't too long (about 1-2 hours) and he is ready for another 2 hour nap. I was worried about him at first because he was always so sleepy, but he does play and plays hard when he is awake. He looks healthy and seems very happy so I am not worried anymore.
 

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It is normal, because when your at work during the day he usually sleeps 90% of the time! So he is used to sleeping during those times! Mine were used to waking up in the morning at 6AM and then going to their pen from 7AM-3PM, until summer hit and I was out of school! Then they still fell asleep everytime they were inside!
 

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I notice all pets do including cats. My mom's cat, that was a long time ago, used to get furious when I woke him from his afternoon naps. :hi: Oh we poor human has to work so hard, yes Bob, I agree maybe my next life would be a dog that is if I can find a good home and owner like myself. :hi:
Does your do that, if I happen to awake Charlie, he would give out a long deep moan, as if to say"hey someone is sleeping here, you mind" /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/sleep.gif
 

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Yes, Lucky does this. I think it is normal. Lucky will sleep 7 to 8 hours a night then sleep from 8 to 12:30 then from 1:20 to 5:40. All other times, he is bouncing off the walls with energy. I try to play tons of catch with him. I would take him on walks everyday but they seem to stress him out. He does not like kids (he is scared of them) so walking around the neighborhood is stressful for him since they all want to pet him!
 
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