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At this age I must concur with you that after a few days of acclimation to his new household he should remain energetic for moderate periods of time. I would also expect a puppy used to other members of his litter to be quite excited to have a playmate again. We tend to only see puppies under 12 weeks of age experiencing the profound sleepiness (they nap all the time) and at 5 months he should have lots of energy. I do think it well worthwhile to have your veterinarian perform a good examination followed by some lab work to screen for possible issues that could include intestinal parasites, anemia, electrolyte problems (low blood sugar, low potassium). If a problem is found, then it can be addressed.
It may also be a good idea to contact his breeder just to find out if any of the other puppies have issues (although the breeder may not admit if he/she knows the puppy has a problem or others in the litter but worth a try).
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