How many hours should a dog sleep

Does anyone know how many hours a dog should sleep for?   I would imagine age plays a factor, but it seems like my puppy is always sleeping?  I know I should not complain, but he is very active and I try to run him as much as possible.

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Priya16

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Reply To: chipperdogSF

It depends on the age of the dog. Puppies use to sleep for more hours than the adult dogs. 

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toureen38

In Dogs

Reply To: Priya16

I completely agree. My dog as a puppy had 2 types - extremely hyper and extremely tired. Although he has those times still today and he is 4, he sleeps many times now just because I am gone during the day or am not playing with him. I notice when I bring him on vacation and he gets to hike lots etc with me then he sleeps less.

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Priya16

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Reply To: toureen38

Ya its obvious if you are nearby your puppies get  playing with them taking them on vacations they will enjoy it and will sleep less.But if they are alone for hours they will definitely sleep to remove their boredom.Well dogs sleep a lot.

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devidsapher

In Dogs

Reply To: Priya16

Normally 5-6 hours.

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