On average, dogs spend 12 to 14 hours per day sleeping. Your dog’s particular sleep needs may vary around that range, depending on his age, size, breed, activity level, and overall health:
- Larger breeds tend to sleep more than smaller breeds.
- Working dogs with activity-filled days sleep less, while those who lead sedentary lives will sleep more.
- Puppies can spend up to 20 hours sleeping a day. Growing and learning how to be a dog takes a lot of energy!
- As dogs age into their senior years, they spend more time sleeping since they tire more easily.