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17 Siberian Husky Sleeping Positions (Names + Pictures)

Husky Sleeping Positions
Husky sleeping positions

There are soooo many more Husky sleeping positions than just sleeping on their left side, right side or even sleeping on their back.

Huskies love sleeping in the weirdest positions and the strangest places! It’s like they know we are taking photos of them sleeping. They just want to get more likes on Instagram. 🥰

Here is a list of Husky sleeping position names with pictures!

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17 Husky sleeping position names with pictures

  1. The Side Sleeper
  2. The Back Sleeper
  3. The Front Sleeper
  4. The Extended Front Sleeper
  5. The Donut
  6. The Wall
  7. The Turtle
  8. The Twister
  9. The Happy Cat
  10. The Sad Cat
  11. The Pillow
  12. The Chin
  13. The Downwards Couch
  14. The Side Bend
  15. The Feet Hugger
  16. The Hidden Husky
  17. The Back Breaker

Note that you can get some Husky sleeping positions that are a mixture of the above.

1. The Side Sleeper

The side sleeper position is where your Husky sleeps on their left or right side (duh!).

The Side Sleeper Husky Sleeping Position
The Side Sleeper Husky sleeping position. 💤 Image from @skybe_the_husky

2. The Back Sleeper

The Back Sleeper position is where your Husky sleeps on their back. They usually have a slight bend with their head resting to one side.

The Back Sleeper Husky Sleeping Position
The Back Sleeper Husky sleeping position. Image from @what_asher_does

3. The Front Sleeper

The Front Sleeper position is where your Husky sleeps on their front side. Their arms/hands/paws are usually out in front. Their head is sometimes resting between or to the side over one of their paws.

The Front Sleeper Husky Sleeping Position
The Front Sleeper Husky sleeping position. Image from @siberianhuskymilo_

4. The Extended Front Sleeper

The Extended Front sleeping position is where your Husky sleeps on their front with their legs and arms spread straight out. They usually also rest their head and nose to one side, over their stretched out arms/hands/paws.

The Extended Front Sleeper Husky Sleeping Position
The Extended Front Husky sleeping position. Image from @baobaokennel

5. The Donut Husky

The Donut Husky sleeping position is where your Husky curls up into a donut. This is sometimes called the Pretzel Husky sleeping position!

The Donut Husky Sleeping Position
The Donut Husky sleeping position. 🍩 Image from @bookie.mirle

6. The Wall

The Wall sleeping position is where your Husky sleeps along side a wall or door, usually to get an extra stretched and comfy position!

The Wall Husky Sleeping Position
The Wall Husky sleeping position. 😂 Image from @shiroki_2

7. The Turtle

The Turtle sleeping position is where your Husky sleeps flat on their stomach with the paws and feet spread out like a turtle. 😂

The Turtle Husky Sleeping Position
The Turtle Husky sleeping position! 🐢 Image from @shiroki_2

8. The Twister

The Twister sleeping position is where your Husky is sleeping with a twist or rotation of ~90%. Their lower body is usually on their back side while their upper body has twisted to the side.

The Twister Husky Sleeping Position
The Twister Husky sleeping position. 🌪 Image from @frankythehuskyto

9. The Happy Cat

The Happy Cat sleeping position is where your Husky sleeps on their side with an arch in their back, similar to the Happy Cat or ‘Cow’ part of the Cat-Cow Yoga position.

The Happy Cat Husky Sleeping Position
The Happy Cat Husky sleeping position. 🐄 Image from @cuteasshusky

10. The Sad Cat

The Sad Cat sleeping position is where your Husky rounds their back while keeping their head in the same place; essentially the opposite of the The Happy Cat position. It’s similar to the Sad Cat or ‘Cat’ position when doing the ‘cat-cow’ Yoga movement.

The Sad Cat Husky Sleeping Position
The Sad Cat Husky sleeping position! 🐈 Image from @huskygram02

11. The Pillow

The Pillow sleeping position is where your Husky sleeps with their head on a pillow.

The Pillow Husky Sleeping Position
The Pillow Husky sleeping position. 😍 Image from @ryu_the_wonder_husky

12. The Chin

The Chin sleeping position is where your Husky sleeps with their chin resting on your lap, another dog or even a coffee table. For some reason they love resting their chin on things!

The Chin Husky Sleeping Position
The Chin Husky sleeping position. Image from @junior.and.aby

13. The Downwards Couch

The Downwards Couch sleeping position is where your Husky sleeps on the couch but with the head hanging over the edge. We aren’t sure if they prefer their head hanging or maybe telling you that they want the foot rest up. Our Husky Lexa always likes the foot rest!

The Downwards Couch Husky Sleeping Position
The Downwards Couch Husky sleeping position. 🛋 ⬇️ Image from @zeus_sleeps

14. The Side Bend

The Side Bend sleeping position is where your Husky sleeps on their back but bends at least 90% to the side.

The Side Bend Husky Sleeping Position
The Side Bend Husky sleeping position. Image from @husky_princess_of_the_night

15. The Feet Hugger

The Feet Hugger sleeping position is where your Husky has their legs straightened out and hugging them. They often have their feet close to their face, sometimes in their mouth!

The Feet Hugger Husky Sleeping Position
This is Lexa in The Feet Hugger Husky sleeping position. 😍

16. The Hidden Husky

The Hidden Husky sleeping position is where your Husky goes to sleep with their head hidden. They do this to hide from the light so they can fall asleep easier.

The Hidden Husky Sleeping Position
The Hidden Husky sleeping position. Image from @husky.sasuke

17. The Backbreaker

The Backbreaker sleeping position is where your Husky takes The Twister position one step further and rotating a full 180 degrees! 😲

The Back Breaker Husky Sleeping Position
The Back Breaker Husky sleeping position! Image from @ervinsokk

Places that Huskies like sleeping

  • Hooman bed
  • Dog bed
  • Couch
  • Blocking the front door (so you don’t forget them when you leave!)
  • Chairs
  • Deck Chairs
  • Kitchen floor
  • Carpet

Husky sleeping positions meaning

There’s no one “meaning” of weird husky sleeping positions – it could mean anything from “I’m so relaxed I can’t even keep my eyes open” to “I’m really uncomfortable and need to find a better spot.”

But in general, dogs (and especially huskies because they are weirdos!) often sleep in strange positions because they’re trying to make the most comfortable bed possible out of whatever they have available.

This might mean curling up on their side, sleeping with their head on an elevated surface, or even wrapping themselves around a toy or other object.

So next time you see your pup sleeping in an odd position, just know that they’re probably doing it because they really don’t want to be uncomfortable! Even though it looks uncomfortable. 😂

Husky Sleeping Positions Meaning
Dozing off on a big log in The Chin sleeping position. 🥱 Image from @nenooklove

Husky sleeping habits

A Husky’s sleeping habits can vary depending on the dog’s age, but in general they like to sleep a lot. Puppies will usually sleep up to 18 hours per day, while adult Huskies usually sleep between 12 and 14 hours per day. They tend to take short naps during the day and then sleep for longer periods at night.

Couch potato Huskies definitely enjoy taking lots of naps. They’re also very cuddly animals so most people don’t mind that they like to snuggle up close when they sleep (if they sleep on your bed!).

Make sure you know how to get a husky puppy to sleep through the night.

Further reading: 👉 How long do husky puppies sleep?

How many hours do Huskies sleep?

Adult Huskies usually sleep 12 to 14 hours per day.

How many hours do Husky puppies sleep?

Husky puppies need anywhere from 12 to 22 hours depending on how old they are. e.g. newborns need up to 22 hours, while teen huskies need 12 to 16 hours.

Is it ok for a Husky to sleep in my bed?

Do huskies like to sleep with their owners? Yes, you are the most important person in your Husky’s life, and they want to be as close to you as often as possible. 🥰 Consider it a sign of your Husky showing you affection! But is it ok for them to sleep in your bed? Yes! However, it depends. It might not be a great idea if you have allergies or are a light sleeper.

Keep in mind though that they might want to get up during the night to go to the toilet or for nighttime adventures in your backyard. So it’s best to leave the door open for them so they can come and go. Otherwise, they will wake you up to let them out; usually scratching on the door.

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Final takeaways about Husky sleeping positions

Huskies have a variety of sleeping positions and habits that they use to make themselves comfortable. These sleep positions range from The Donut, The Downwards Couch and The Feet Eater, to name just a few.

Despite Husky’s weird sleeping behavior, they are just making sure they get the most comfortable bed possible out of whatever is available.

What position does your Husky like sleeping in?

Does your Husky sleep in a position that isn’t listed above? Take a photo of them and share it in the comment section below!

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Max Jacobs is the owner and lead author of Husky Gifts. He loves spending time with his family, who have two huskies. Max loves to write and is passionate about creating interesting and engaging content. To learn more, visit the team section of the about page.

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