Rottweilers don’t talk, but they have many other ways to express their feelings. For instance, the wagging tail means happiness, the lowered tail means fear. However, did you know that even the way their sleeping position us a lot about their personalities and how they feel?
Scientists claim: “Your rottweiler’s favorite sleeping position can change based on where he’s laid, if there is a person near them, or if he’s feeling a certain way.”
So, we’re gonna show you 7 sleeping positions and what do they mean.

Crazy Legs

crazy legs sleeping position

Ever saw your dog sleeping on his back with his legs up? So, that is called crazy legs. Scientists stated that dogs who sleep like this tend to be more emotional and vulnerable. With his legs up, he exposes his tummy which means he is feeling comfortable and safe.

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Side Sleeping

Side Sleeping position
It’s very popular in puppies to sleep in this position. Next-Gen Dog researchers claim that you can find this position more in naps. But when it comes to sleeping, they tend to be in the Curly Sue position which also means they are very comfortable and happy.

Superman

superman Side Sleeping
Superman is one of the best sleeping positions ever, according to scientists. In this position, they sleep on their tummies and extend their four legs. When they sleep like this, they can wake up and stand on their paws so fast. So, that means that if your dog sleeps like that, he is very energetic!

Passed Out

Passed Out sleeping position
It’s very similar to the Crazy Legs position. Passed Out position may occur in hot temperatures. This because dogs have the sweat glands in their paws. Also, their tummies have less fur so it’s more comfortable to expose them like that to cool off. Note that if your dog’s paws are curled over the chest, so they don’t need to be disturbed. So, try not to wake them up.

Belly Curl


It’s similar to Belly Sue. However, they don’t tightly wound up their bodies tho. Also, when dogs are sleeping in this position, their muscles are not relaxed at all. So, they can’t sleep deeply. Dogs who belly curl tend to be soft and modest. but some are extremely adventurous though!

Curly Sue


When dogs sleep like that, they are protecting their tummies. This is the most popular position between wolves and wild dogs. If your dogs are sleeping like this, you have to know that he’s anxious. Maybe it’s a new environment or a new family member. But don’t worry, it’s also very comfortable as cheerful and active dogs sleep like this as well.

Back to Back

It’s a very different position, as it tells you how your dogs sleep in relation to you or even another pup. If you have many dogs, so you may have seen your dogs sleeping back to back position. This is an instinct that means that you’re one of the family. Therefore, it’s a way to tell you how attached your dog is to you. He trusts you 100%.