How many hours a day does a puppy sleep


Today we are going to see how many hours a day does a puppy sleep. The sleeping time differs from breed to breed and age of your puppy.

How many hours a day does a puppy sleep

A small-breed dog sleeps 18 to 20 hours in 24; an adult large breed may sleep only 10 to 14 hours. The amount of time puppies spend sleeping will decrease as they become mature, and their exercise requirement will increase. 

Young puppies (6 to 12 weeks old) should sleep about 3 to 4 hours at a time, with the rest of the time spent playing and awake. By 12 to 16 weeks they can sleep up to five or six hours. Between 6 months and 1 year, they may give up one long nap during the day for two smaller naps.

How much does an 8 week old puppy sleep

An 8-week-old puppy usually sleeps between 16 and 18 hours a day. Puppies this young typically sleep in short bursts throughout the day and night. They'll also take lots of naps, usually for an hour or two at a time. 

As your pup gets older, they'll start to sleep for longer periods of time at night. You can help encourage good sleep habits by establishing a bedtime routine and creating a calm and comfortable sleeping environment.

Why does my puppy sleep so much

There are a few reasons why puppies sleep so much. One reason is that they are growing and developing, and their bodies need plenty of rest to do so. Puppies are also still getting used to the world around them, and sleep helps them process all the new information they're taking in. 

Finally, puppies can be quite active during the day, and they need all the rest they can get to recharge for the next day.

If your puppy is sleeping a lot, there's no need to worry. It's perfectly normal for them to sleep up to 18 hours per day during their first few months. As they get older, their sleeping habits will become more like those of adult dogs. 

So relax and let your puppy sleep – they're just getting ready to take on the world!


Puppies need a good night's sleep just as much as adult dogs. In fact, puppies often need more sleep than adult dogs because they are growing and developing so rapidly. Lack of sleep can lead to problems with temperament, obedience training, and overall health.
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