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  • Does your Dane Puppy Sleeps a lot???

    He is 10 weeks old he and he sleep quite often. At night, he sleeps and wakes up twice to go potty and then during the day he takes naps mostly. Is this a normal behavior for a pup his age?
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    Grace, mom to Ava and Vic (skinned children, 2 and 3 years old) Puff (the Maltese, 4 years old) Lucy (the Dachshund, 6 years old) Pumpkin (the Cat, 10 years old) Savier (the Doberman, 3 years old) Brusco (the Great Dane, 3 mos old)
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    Yes, that is perfectly normal.

    As long as he is eating, drinking, deficating (solid stools) and playing (for short bursts) then yes, sleeps 75% of the time, I'd say he is like every other pup.

    If you think something is wrong, take his temperature (rectally). It should be somewhere between 100 to 101.5 If its higher then that, call your vet.
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    • #3
      Sounds so familiar. Now, they never sleep.
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      • #4
        Thank you.
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        Grace, mom to Ava and Vic (skinned children, 2 and 3 years old) Puff (the Maltese, 4 years old) Lucy (the Dachshund, 6 years old) Pumpkin (the Cat, 10 years old) Savier (the Doberman, 3 years old) Brusco (the Great Dane, 3 mos old)
        "We have a full house, and a lot of love to give"

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        • #5
          Both of mine sleep all day. One is about to be 4 years and the other turned 9 months yesterday. They only get little spurts of energy for about an hour in the morning and an hour at night. Thats when zoomies hit.

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          • #6
            It's hard work growing as much as dane puppies do! Makes them tired!
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            • #7
              Yes Roxy likes her naps! She sleeps on & off most of the day but is wide awake from 4-10 pm and sleeps all night.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by "The Boys" Mom View Post
                It's hard work growing as much as dane puppies do! Makes them tired!


                Yes! Definatly.

                Skye sleeps allot too and in the weirdest positions! Those growing, long legs get all pretzel-ish and tangled.
                I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they choose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas.
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                • #9
                  I'm glad I read this post. I was just wondering about Lola, she sleeps ALL day. She's 4 and will gladly play and go for a walk when I get her going but other then that, she's on her bed. She sleeps through the night too with the exception of getting up, turning in circles, and laying back down.

                  She's eating much better everyday, only had her for 4 days now.

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                  • #10
                    I have fond memories of similar concerns about Chaucer. Those were the days--sleep, eat, poop and repeat. So predictable; so reliable. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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                    • #11
                      my 12 week old. sleeps. eat. pottys. sleep sleep sleep. eat. haha!
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                      • #12
                        OMG, Hubby and I just read this and BOTH think it's our Xzander your talking about.... That is his exact routine, down to a T.
                        He will be nine weeks Monday and we were wondering if his schedule was normal, guess it is ! LOL !!!

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                        • #13
                          At what age do they stop sleeping a lot? It sounds like it may depend on the individual dog.

                          Annika will be 6 months in about a week and she naps a fair amount. She has kind of regressed with overnights. She is getting me up once to go out and potty. I have been going to bed earlier due to work exhaustion so that is probably the reason.

                          I am hoping she doesn't give up her napping. I have to admit that I love when she is relaxing and not getting into stuff. She does get a ton of exercise. Sometimes I am afraid it might be too much.

                          Just weighed her yesterday and she is up to 75#. Wowzer!
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                          • #14
                            Sleepy puppy!

                            It always makes me feel better to read about other sleepy Great Dane puppies. Elsah is 4 months old and she sleeps a lot...every now and then she will get a burst of energy and pester our 2 older dogs (Vizsla and Labradoodle) but she is quite content to either lay on her back all sprawled out or on her side in the cool grass and sleep much of the day away! But when she goes to the park or on an outing to play she is ready for action...but I only do that about 3 times a week.... I am thankful for those times; it is fun to watch her frolic with those long rather clumsy legs.

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                            • #15
                              Skully is seven months sleeps all night and most of the day with short bursts in between. Laziest puppy I've ever known.
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