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How many litters in a lifetime is too much for a dog?


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October 22, 2015 8:51AM

A bitch should never be bred:

  • Under the age of one (or older if the bitch is slow to mature),
  • if it means whelping will occur when the bitch is eight years or older,
  • for two seasons in a row (more if the bitch is in heat more often than the average of every 6 months),
  • more than eight times in a lifetime.