Although Yorkies love to sleep on their side, and in a curled position, some like to sleep on their tummy and back. A common scenario when they’re relaxed, and content.
Why Do Yorkies Sleep On Their Back?
Yorkies sleep on their back to completely relax their muscles, and show that they’re deep in sleep.
So, why do Dogs Sleep in this Position?
Comfort is the no.1 reason your dog does this. Plus, sleeping on their backs exposes their belly which then regulates their body temperature as they fall asleep.
Look closely at your dog’s stomach, you’d see that the layer of fur there is lot thinner than the rest of their body, and unlike you and I, canines only have sweat glands on their paws, so baring their tummy is a great way for them to cool down.
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Dogs in the wild, or street dogs do not exhibit this kind of behavior. That is because the position translates to submission and leaves a dog in an incredible vulnerable position.
If your Yorkshire Terrier like to sleep on their back, then it’s a good sign they feel super safe and secure around you.