View Full Version : Sleeping on their backs?
21st September 2009, 08:00 PM
Do dogs, or even Cavs, enjoy sleeping on their back much? Ours has taken to doing it a lot (sometimes spread-eagle style) since he joined our household as a mere 8-week-old.
21st September 2009, 08:10 PM
Mine love doing it. I think it is a sign that they are really relaxed and 'laid-back' and also feel safe and secure. Sometimes they will also do it if they are very warm :D
21st September 2009, 08:39 PM
Both our cavalier and our golden love to lay on their backs! Your pup is saying I'm at home:lotsaluv:
21st September 2009, 09:00 PM
Yes its a common cavi pose. Bella sleeps like that nearly every day.
21st September 2009, 09:02 PM
Oh and she's usually snoring her head off too !!
21st September 2009, 09:42 PM
Yup Clara is a big big fan of sleepin on her back :) I think its soo cute haha
21st September 2009, 09:53 PM
file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/cyohe/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-8.pngMiles sleeps on his back EVERY night, just like this :rolleyes:
21st September 2009, 10:23 PM
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22nd September 2009, 10:11 AM
All of mine do sleep on their backs.
22nd September 2009, 10:27 AM
Awww, look at the pose from the little ruby, that's adorable:lotsaluv:
22nd September 2009, 11:27 AM
Our older girl, Rosie, would never adopt so undignified a position, but the new puppy has no such qualms!
22nd September 2009, 04:41 PM
Daisy used to do it when she was younger, but now she doesn't unless she has dozed off mid-belly-rub. I'm kind of sad that she doesn't do it anymore because it used to crack me up.
22nd September 2009, 09:42 PM
All these pics really make me laugh. A good thread to view when you're feeling low! :p
22nd September 2009, 10:05 PM
Really lovely really funny pics everyone-thanks:)
23rd September 2009, 09:52 AM
I used to wonder if it was only Jasper that laid on his back, obviously not, he did it as a puppy and does it even more how he`s older, he has a chair with a blanket on which he sleeps on in the day time and it`s his favourite sleeping position, it reminds of an old man and I love seeing him like it, I have taken a lot of pictures of him like it, shame I am hopeless at posting pictures, anyway I like looking at everyone elses.:)
23rd September 2009, 12:50 PM
This is Pippin, on his back lying next to Gus:)
And DJ, not quite on his back but almost:)
24th September 2009, 08:11 PM
Charlie loves sleeping on his back, he also sleeps with his tongue sticking out!
24th September 2009, 09:14 PM
Couldn't resist posting these:)
24th September 2009, 09:45 PM
Loki when he was a baby. :)
25th September 2009, 06:04 AM
This has always been my favorite Cavalier pose! A few of our kids since we're all sharing:
And my favorite of Indy as a puppy, the little modest dog:
25th September 2009, 08:27 AM
My lady Cav never sleeps on her back, more of a side sleeper, but my boy showing off his bits for hours on end (well, what's left of them! ;)). He sometimes tenses up his legs so that they are pointing straight up so he lies in the bed back legs spread and front ones up in the air :rolleyes:
31st January 2010, 07:44 AM
7+ months and he's still going strong hehe...
31st January 2010, 02:32 PM
I think this is common to all dogs and cats that feel happy, safe and secure in their environment.
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