Frenchies have a reputation for sleeping a lot — but is that true? Find out in our Frenchie sleep 101 guide.
Sure, Frenchies have a reputation for lounging quite a bit.
But how do you tell the different between normal, healthy sleeping and excessive sleeping?
While us humans are designed to require around 7-9 hours of sleep per night, adult French Bulldogs generally need around 12 to 14 hours of sleep daily.
Frenchie puppies can sometimes sleep for even longer, anywheres from 18 to 19 hours of sleep per day, only waking up for an hour or so after a few hours of rest.
The truth is that the amount of sleep your dog need really depends on these four factors
As previously stated, Frenchie puppies are going to require much more sleep than their adult counterparts. As they age into seniorhood, your Frenchie is also likely to require more sleep during this time of their life as they tire easier.
Does your Frenchie live a sedentary lifestyle? If they’re like most other Frenchies, they probably do.
Unlike breeds that are bred to perform specific activities such as sniffing out bombs and drugs, assisting a patient with their medical problems, or other service animal needs, Frenchies are best at just hanging around keeping you company.
Has your dog been going through any major life changes, such as but not limited to the following?
It is possible any major life changes similar to those listed about can cause your French Bulldog to develop separation anxiety.
Do you think your dog is sleeping a bit too much?
Sure, as your dog ages they will tire more quickly and as such require more and more sleep. But does something just seem a bit off about their sleeping habits?
There could be a few reasons why your Frenchie is sleeping excessively:
Is your Frenchie crying at night? This could be for a few different reasons, but it’s usually nothing serious.
Is your French Bulldog suffering from anxiety?
All the time!
Just kidding. You should try to keep your Frenchie on a consistent sleep/wake schedule.
Sometimes, some dogs are just clingier than others. And that’s okay. Sometimes we have to realize that our dog is just the way they are.