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
- The Side Sleeper
- The Back Sleeper
- The Front Sleeper
- The Extended Front Sleeper
- The Donut
- The Wall
- The Turtle
- The Twister
- The Happy Cat
- The Sad Cat
- The Pillow
- The Chin
- The Downwards Couch
- The Side Bend
- The Feet Hugger
- The Hidden Husky
- 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!).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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. 😂
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.
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.
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.
11. The Pillow
The Pillow sleeping position is where your Husky sleeps with their head on a pillow.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
17. The Backbreaker
The Backbreaker sleeping position is where your Husky takes The Twister position one step further and rotating a full 180 degrees! 😲
Places that Huskies like sleeping
- Hooman bed
- Dog bed
- Blocking the front door (so you don’t forget them when you leave!)
- Deck Chairs
- Kitchen floor
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 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!