Dogs: 4 Core Sleeping Positions

One great thing about running a small business from home is that you can surround yourself with sleeping dogs. It is lovely watching them settle down on their dog beds and fall into a deep and contented snooze. Our dogs average about 15 hours sleep a day: after a morning run and small breakfast they sleep from about 9am until 4pm each day and then settle down again in the evening. They do get up at lunchtime for a stretch and a couple of sardines. And they help out if the door bell rings and a delivery arrives. They shift around quite a lot on their dog beds and move around in their sleep, here are the 4 most common sleeping positions we've spotted: 


Crouching Tiger: a light sleep on the front and hind legs, ready to spring into action if the door bell rings:

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The Ball: after turning around in circles and settling down, our dogs often start their sleep in this position, curled into a compact ball for warmth and security, with legs drawn in:

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The Slab: a deep and relaxed sleep, flat on the side with legs straight out:

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Spread Eagle: a deep sleep on the back with legs akimbo:

spreadeagled dog

Dogs spend a lot of time in bed and deserve a comfy dog bed to lie on. An oval dog bed with a central cushion and low bolster accommodates a dog's various sleeping positions. The oval shape mirrors a dog's shape when it is lying down, maximising comfort.  This shape, with a bolster, allows them to curl up comfortably into a ball or stretch right out with their spine, neck and head cushioned and supported.  Join us on Instagram to see a lot more sleeping positions or take a look at our happy customers gallery. Whatever their position, let sleeping dogs lie somewhere comfy: Hindquarters dog beds are designed and built to support dogs and provide maximum comfort. Sweet dreams!