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If it seems that your dog sleeps a lot, don’t worry. It is natural. Most dogs sleep an average of 12 to 14 hours a day – puppies sleep even more! Unlike people, who mostly sleep in one large block of time, dogs spread their snoozing through the day in “dog naps.” It seems that Rowdy is getting ready to take his power nap with his favorite toy in this cute photo submitted by his owner Jane Dougall.

Rowdy is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breeds and rescues. You can get plenty of tips, advice and great stories when you join the AKC Canine Partners community. An enrollment includes a one-year subscription to AKC Family Dog magazine and a lifetime of the quarterly AKC Canine Partners newsletter – plus many more benefits!