Average Litter Size

The average litter sizes for most breeds come from various sources including the AKC standards.

Some breeds where information could not be found had litter sizes estimated by a formula based on the size of the breed.

A breed's average litter size can be found on the breed's information page.

If you have information on a breed included on Showdog.com that could have its litter size increased or decreased based on a reliable source, please contact us.

Last Updated: 10/15/2007 8:12:22 PM



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The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.