Puppies need 18-20 hours of sleep per day. They take frequent naps and sleep more than adult dogs.
Adult dogs sleep 12-14 hours per day on average. Larger breeds tend to sleep more than smaller dogs.
Older dogs sleep up to 20 hours a day, similar to puppies. Increased napping accommodates their needs.
Active breeds like huskies and border collies may sleep less, around 10-12 hours per day.
Low energy dogs like bulldogs and mastiffs sleep more, around 14 hours a day.
Pacing, irritability, hyperactivity, lack of focus, and lethargy indicate a sleep deficit.
Offer cozy places for dogs to snooze undisturbed during daytime sleeping periods.