The Saturday Sinecure*

There will be plenty of exercise ahead, but for now, some of us are sleeping in.  A few interesting “‘toids” about sleeping dogs:

  • Dogs spend 30% of a day awake but inactive
  • Dogs spend 50% of a day asleep
  • Dogs spend only 10% of their sleep in REM
  • Pups and large breeds can sleep up to 18 hours in a day
  • The more active the dog, the less sleep s/he needs
  • 45% of dogs sleep in their owners’ bed
  • 17% of dogs sleep in their own dog bed
  • 20% of dogs sleep in their crate

*Sincure: A job requiring little work

NPDD is always looking for photos of your purebred dogs looking sleepy, goofy, grumpy or something else. Please send them to nationalpurebreddogday@nationalpurebreddogday.com. Be sure to include their call names, breed and who gets photo credit.

Lightning D Pookie and Lightning D Blurry Vision, both Australian Cattle Dogs by Doenne Brown

 

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