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
There are about 900 breeds of sheep in the world.
The two largest American dog shows after Westminster are the National Dog Show (which is televised on Thanksgiving Day by NBC, usually after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.