Does your dog snore?

Snoring Dog - This is one of my dogs - the one that snores so loudly she wakes me up!
By Barb
@abbey19 (3129)
Gold Coast, Australia
March 7, 2007 6:31am CST
We have two dogs and they sleep in our bedroom every night, but one of them snores so loudly, she wakes me up! She is a shih-tzu breed which have the short snout, so I guess that is the reason why she snores so badly. Sometimes it's a competition between her and my hubby as to which one snores the loudest! Perhaps I should chuck them both out of the bedroom! She looks like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth, but don't let that fool you! Does anyone have the same problem with their dog, and is there anything I can do to stop her snoring?
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@beaniegdi (1966)
7 Mar 07
I think you are right and it is the breed of the dog that is causing this. I have a labrador/retriever and he only snores - very softly - when he is in a deep sleep but it doesn't disturb us. maybe you should ask a vet just in case there is something they can do.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Mar 07
I have always thought this was the reason (the breed), but spiritwolf has a husky that snores, so now I'm not so sure. We've never taken her to a vet for the snoring, so perhaps we should - just to make sure. Thanks for your comment.
@stailgate (2364)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I have three dogs and two of them snore badly. They are both of my St. Bernards. They are young. One just turned a year old and the other four months old. And sometimes the sound like another person in the room, and it will even wake me up. I have to nudge them, to make them stop. It gets louder still when they sleep on their back. I don't know how to stop it. I don't think there is anything to be honest. If so, I would like to know!!!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Mar 07
So they snore worse when they sleep on their backs? They must be male! Looks like we are stuck with it.
• United States
7 Mar 07
My dog snores also. We were sitting in the living room and heard this noise. My husband and I looked at each other and laughed. I thought my son was making some noise but it ended up being my dog! She will be 15 next month. She is chow lab mix and also has a short snout. I don't have the problem with her waking me up though since she has pretty much given up on stairs and won't go upstairs because it would mean she has to come down the stairs too! Wish I knew how to stop it for you. Good luck.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Mar 07
That's funny! Your dog is quite old at 15, so I suppose the snoring comes with age! My dog is only 7 so she has no excuse (except for her short snout). Thanks for your response.
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@Mamaof2 (574)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I dont have a dog...but I can say that my Cat snores like crazy. I will be laying in bed at night, hear snoring and think it is one of the kids...to only find out that it is my cat who is sleeping in the living room down the hall. The other night I actually had to wake the cat up as her snoring was so loud it was keeping me up. :S
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Mar 07
Wow, I've never heard of a cat snoring. It must have been bad to make you get up and wake her - it sounds like she snores as loudly as my dog! Quite often I have to nudge my dog to wake her up too, because she snores so loud! Thanks for sharing that with us.
• United States
8 Mar 07
I had a cocker spaniel that snored all of the time. I now have a shih tzu and I have heard that they snore but so far I have not heard Princess snore.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Mar 07
Lucky you - I hope your shih-tzu never starts then! Thanks for sharing.
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
7 Mar 07
we have 3 dogs and 1 of them snores. my shih-tzu snores. it can be loud. lol. it`s the first dog I`ve ever had that snores. if you`ve never heard it before it can be so funny. lol.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Mar 07
I think most dogs with the short snout snore because of the shortened air passage, so I guess we will just have to put up with it. We find it amusing most of the time - except when I'm trying to sleep. Thanks for your response.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I looked at the photo of your dog. it`s sooooooo adorable.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Mar 07
Thanks for your comment about my little dog - she is kinda cute, isn't she? I looked at the photo of your shih-tzu and she looks gorgeous.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
25 May 07
Gissi  - This is little Gissi my Baby I got him from the Kennels 3 years ago
Yes my little Gissi snores to lol and again very loudly but I think it is to do how he breathes because sometimes he has problems breathing
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
26 May 07
He looks so cute in the photo gabs! How can a little fella like that make so much noise snoring, lol!
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
26 May 07
Lol I really do not know but I will video him one night lol
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Yes, my oldest one snores loud sometimes. She is 13+ years old. I don't think she snored this much when she was younger.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Mar 07
Must be old age creeping up on her! Is she a loud snorer - I mean, does she wake you up with it?
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
10 Mar 07
No but probably only because she is a small dog and my husband usually wakes me first. lol
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• Philippines
26 May 07
mine is a pitbull shes 3 years old when shes still a puppy she snores specially when shes tired playing with me till now she still snow.i have to wake her if she snores really loud so i can sleep then she can snore when im asleep already i have to sleep first before she snores ehheheheh
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
26 May 07
I think pitbulls do have a problem with snoring, like my shih-tzu. Your dog sounds worse than mine, snoring so loudly!
@weemam (13377)
27 Mar 07
i think all the short nosed dogs snore , we had rough collies and they didn't snore but the let off wind something terrible then got up and left the room , we all used to blame each other until we realized it was the dogs lol , but hey!! thats another discussion lol xx
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
28 Mar 07
That's funny about the rough collies you used to have - sounds like a discussion all on it's own weemam! How about it?
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
16 Mar 07
Unfortunately, there's no way of stopping the snoring - we have a couple as well & the old girl is terrible! Our dogs are outside but if you go out the back door you'll hear her right away. Apparently it has something to do with the piping to their nose not being so good since they're so flat faced - you get the same problem with Pekingnese & Pugs as well. I guess you could try putting her bed just outside yours :) It might soften the sound for you!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
16 Mar 07
I have found that my dog is worse when she's overtired, so I guess we should keep her quiet and calm in the evening and not get her too excited by playing, etc. I couldn't let her sleep anywhere but in my bedroom, so I guess I will have to put up with it.
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
16 Mar 07
Yes, the god I had when I was a child was so wonderful but he snored like a truck moving through the jungles. I am afraid there isn't any cure for this. Not for a canine, and I wish that they found something for human beings at least!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
16 Mar 07
Your description of your dog snoring "like a truck moving through the jungle" made me laugh! When my dog snore, it sounds like a motor bike in the room! I don't think there is anything to be done about the snoring, so I guess I am stuck with it!
@ILANEDRI (1922)
• Israel
14 Mar 07
My dog does not snore, but he makes wierd noices. It scared me at first, but someone told me that it because he is having a nightmare. All the small chinese dogs are snoring. You wrote that you have Shihtzu, and that explains it. Pakinese is also a dog that snores, and he makes fun noices even he is awake.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Mar 07
What breed of dog do you have? I think most dogs make noises when they are asleep because they are dreaming - my dog does that, but snores too! It's a well known fact that dogs with short snouts (like shih-tzus and pekinese) all seem to have a snoring problem.
@tamanash (952)
• India
8 Mar 07
my dog snore also but its not that loud.its a mixed breed and sleeps with me but i never had problem with her because of snoring.i guess you should make your dog sleep outside your bedroom or may be a good 10 metres away from your bed.i think a litlle distance between you and your dog can solve your problem.dogs are really great creatures created by god,most of the habits similar to human beings including snoring.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
9 Mar 07
I couldn't let my dog sleep anywhere else but with me - she has to be with me, she would fret and think I had abandoned her if I did that. Besides, she is too old now to change the habit. I guess I will just have to put up with it, thank goodness she doesn't snore every night. Thanks.
@Kchele (77)
• United States
8 Mar 07
My dog doesn't really snore, but she does bark and growl in her sleep (would that be considered talking? lol). And there is a lot of times she wakes me up with it. She has her own doggy bed beside our bed, but sometimes she just HAS to cuddle at our feet and when she starts the barking and growling she shakes which shakes our bed. Can be a pain, but sometimes it is so cute. I doubt you could use nasal strips on them (haha). If its real bothersome maybe ask your vet? My friend's dog snores...she is a Pug, which is another short snout dog.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
9 Mar 07
Your dog is probably dreaming about another dog when she barks and growls in her sleep! I have never heard of a dog barking in it's sleep before. It must wake you up with a start! Thanks for sharing.
@lucas528 (324)
• Northern Mariana Islands
8 Mar 07
i have 6 dogs and not all of them snores. 2 of them do. but that doesnt bother me coz its a natural thing especially when they play so much in the afternoon. but most of them dream at night...like they were running maybe in their dreams and crying..something like that.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
9 Mar 07
Your little dog looks so cute! Yes, my dogs dream too, and growl and wag their tails. They look so funny and never cease to amuse us. With you having 6 dogs, it's good thing only 2 of them snore, huh?! Thanks for your response.
8 Mar 07
oh yes my labradinger snores, but my mums american bulldog snores terribly she is so loud she also has a short snout
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Mar 07
What is a labradinger? Bulldogs are known to snore because of their short, flattened snout!
• India
8 Mar 07
sorry dude i dont hav dog
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Mar 07
You are missing out on a lot of fun then. But they are a big responsibility too. Thanks.
• Singapore
8 Mar 07
I have 2 dogs, one is a jack russel and the other is a miniature schnauzer. Both have this throat problem where if you put a choker on them while bringing for a walk, they can't breathe that properly because of their windpipe problem. So i changed it into the other type where it goes below its 4 feet and sort of wrap around his body for both of my dogs, it works without choking them. My miniature schnauzer sleep with me in the bedroom and he often snores too. As i've said earlier, both have windpipe problems, hence the problem occurs. As time goes by, i kinda of got used to it, though sometimes it can get very irritating.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Mar 07
I like to use a harness on my two dogs, it's much more comfortable for the dogs, and they respond well to it. Do both your dogs snore, or just the schnauzer? I am a light sleeper - any noise wakes me up instantly, and I get irritable with my dog sometimes, but I guess I'll just have to get used to it.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
8 Mar 07
Hi Abbey, well I had a dog that only passed away last month and yes he used to snore it was so funny at first but then he used to wake me up in the middle of the night as he slept in my bedrooom, he was a maltese terror x, I don't know why he used to snore so much and no I do not think that there is anything that can stop them from snoring.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Mar 07
So sorry to hear that your dog passed away so recently Kathy. But you must have lots of lovely memories of him to treasure - even the snoring! lol Thanks for sharing with us.
• United States
8 Mar 07
i have 2 dogs and both of them snore. They are both females, so i like to tell them "that is not ladylike!" Not that it matters to me, i just think it is funny. i also tell them other things are not "ladylike."
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
9 Mar 07
Do your dogs sleep in your bedroom? Do they keep you awake with their snoring? One dog is bad enough snoring, I wouldn't like two of them at it.