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Old 11-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We have a Vet appointment in a week. Just wondering. Our 14 week old shepherd puppie sleeps all the time. Like 75% of the time she is sleeping and dreaming. is this REALLY normal for a puppie?
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How is she when awake?
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For the 25% what is she doing?
and what they said ! how is she when she awakes?
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the time she is awake she is active but not hyper. Very very mellow dog. and smart too. But not puppy like in anyway


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Even adult dogs may sleep 18-20 hours a day. Puppies tend to gogogo...SLEEP. I'd say for every hour awake, 3 asleep is about right.
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Even adult dogs may sleep 18-20 hours a day. Puppies tend to gogogo...SLEEP. I'd say for every hour awake, 3 asleep is about right.
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the time she is awake she is active but not hyper. Very very mellow dog. and smart too. But not puppy like in anyway
My Lulu is JUST LIKE THIS!!! Shes 10 weeks old yesterday. When shes awake shes into stuff like a normal puppy but not hyper puppy like in any way. I guess after all my reading about GSDs I was expecting a lot more crazy kind of puppy.
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hm... maybe its best to have a mellow dog. :P
if all it is, is her sleeping maybe it isn't much serious.

My pup kind of sleeps a lot, but when up he is hyper and jumping, do you take your pup out ?
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that is about right when the dog has choice . Too many people are over stimulating their young dogs and then the dog stresses (physiologically) just like you being over worked and over tired , and that is when your immune dips and you get "the flu" "the cold" . Growth happens when at deep rest . Your dog looks to be in excellent shape by the way !
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that is about right when the dog has choice . Too many people are over stimulating their young dogs and then the dog stresses (physiologically) just like you being over worked and over tired , and that is when your immune dips and you get "the flu" "the cold" . Growth happens when at deep rest . Your dog looks to be in excellent shape by the way !


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I think she is just a really mellow dog. When she sleeps she does a lot of REM. So she must be tired. When she is up. She is active and responsive. Just not hyperactive. Which Is what I was expecting.
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