Litter size at birth in purebred dogs--a retrospective study of 224 breeds.

@article{Borge2011LitterSA,
  title={Litter size at birth in purebred dogs--a retrospective study of 224 breeds.},
  author={Kaja Sverdrup Borge and Ragnhild T{\o}nnessen and Ane N{\o}dtvedt and Astrid Indreb{\o}},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2011},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={
          911-9
        }
}
Despite the long history of purebred dogs and the large number of existing breeds, few studies of canine litter size based upon a large number of breeds exist. Previous studies are either old or include only one or a few selected breeds. The aim of this large-scale retrospective study was to estimate the mean litter size in a large population of purebred dogs and to describe some factors that might influence the litter size. A total of 10,810 litters of 224 breeds registered in the Norwegian… CONTINUE READING
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