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

  title={Litter size at birth in purebred dogs--a retrospective study of 224 breeds.},
  author={K. S. Borge and R. T{\o}nnessen and A. N{\o}dtvedt and A. Indreb{\o}},
  volume={75 5},
  • K. S. Borge, R. Tønnessen, +1 author A. Indrebø
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Theriogenology
  • 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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