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Being a puppy is exhausting. There's just so much to do and see, new experiences to have, and things to sniff. After all that play and snuggling, any pupper is going to need a good snooze.

Just ask Zeus the Miniature Schnauzer! His owners keep trying to entice him to play, but he's just not having it. Watch as he slowly drifts off into puppy sleep in the video below.



He's so precious. He thinks about playing with the toy his owners offer for a second…and then decides napping is still the way to go. And why shouldn't he? We all love a good nap. In fact, did you know that puppies sleep 15-20 hours a day?



That's a lot of sleep! Learn more about puppy sleeping habits, here.

Want to see another Miniature Schnauzer pup who is a little more interested in play time? Of course you do!

Meet Smokey! It's his first day home with his new family and he's having a great time chasing after some toy keys.

Check him out as he joyfully chases the keys around the floor.



Isn't he the cutest little guy just filled with puppy energy?! For as much sleeping as puppies do, when they are active, they are really active. Especially when they find a toy they really like! Smokey seems content with these keys…but he might like something better that's more suited for pups.

Like the toys on the AKC Shop! We have tug toys, chew toys, and interactive toys. You're sure to find something your dog will love. And if you're looking for a little something for yourself too, check out our Miniature Schnauzer products.

Looking for another way, besides toys and playtime, to show your pup just how much you love him (as if he didn't know already)? Check out our suggestions in the video below.
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