It startles me to see my Yorkie sleep so much during the daytime after it has had its long night’s beauty sleep. This behavior was new to me and I started wondering, Why Do Yorkies Sleep So Much?
If you are having similar issues with your Yorkie, then you must probably be wondering the same.
After in-depth research, we have come up with several reasons as to why your Yorkie sleeps so much and what has resulted in this change of sleeping habits.
Why Do Yorkies Sleep So Much?
Normally Yorkies’ sleep depends on their age. A Yorkie pup tends to sleep more than an adult Yorkie for normal functioning of its body.
A puppy sleeps for about 16 to 22 hours, while an adult Yorkie sleeps for about 13 to 18 hours a day including the little naps during the day.
If your puppy is sleeping for long hours, it is quite normal. But if your adult Yorkie feels sleepy for most of the day, it may be because of one of the following reasons.
1. Over Eating
Just like us humans, dogs feel sleepy after having a nice meal. If you put out a favorite dish of your Yorkie, it might end up eating more than usual which is why it may feel sleepy.