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    Hi everyone. I just became a pet owner. There are many questions I want to ask your guys. I am wondering what is the average amount of sleeping time for dogs. I am a college student who always stay up late, and my dog is always there with me. I don't want to affect his health.






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    Re: How many hours does your dog sleep?

    my 14 year old sleeps about 20-22 hours a day. My 7 year old sleeps about 18 hours on a boring day, or about 10 hours on an active day. And my 1 year old sleeps about 10 hours regardless of activities.

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    Re: How many hours does your dog sleep?

    I'd say Marge sleeps somewhere between 10-15 hours, depending on how long she is home alone. Don't forget that naps during the day count too.
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    Re: How many hours does your dog sleep?

    Sleep = 0
    "Resting my eyes" = ~16

    I have seen Hershey actually knocked-out-sawing-wood sleeping only one time. The rest of the time a shift of my weight and she pops her head up.

    I would say that as long as you're not up late and forcing him to run around or play with you that he'll be okay. I've pulled a few late nights lately and Herhsey will curl up by my side or head into her crate on her own. She gets going a bit later the next morning if we're up REALLY late, but she flops down for a nap when she needs it.
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    Re: How many hours does your dog sleep?

    My dog appears to be sleeping most of the time she is home. I can yell her name or clap my hands to no effect, but if I even whisper "who-dat" or "where's the mouse" or " where's the bug" she will instantly pop to all fours and either run to the window barking, start looking around the floor for a mouse, or in the air for a fly.

    The only time I know for sure she is sleeping is when she is in REM sleep.

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    Re: How many hours does your dog sleep?

    I think the 'normal' amount of time dogs usually sleep is around 15 hours a day.

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    Re: How many hours does your dog sleep?

    Depends on the day. On daycare days, she only sleeps about 9-10 hours. On non-daycare days, she'll sleep 15-18 hours. She would probably sleep more if left alone.

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    Re: How many hours does your dog sleep?

    I was reading a few articles online about the average amount a dog sleeps and a friend was telling me it was 22 hours. Seems kind of hard to believe that a dog is only awake for 2 hours, regardless of what stage of sleep it is. Well after looking online it says the average is about 14, but some breeds can go up to 18 hours.

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