How Many Puppies Do Great Pyrenees Have?

How Many Puppies Do Great Pyrenees Have?

How Many Puppies Do Great Pyrenees Have?

Great Pyrenees typically give birth to litters of between six and 12 puppies. For a breed like the Great Pyrenees that can grow larger than 100 pounds, this range is typical.

A 2011 study published in Theriogenology found that the variable that had the largest influence on litter size was the size of a breed; larger dogs produce larger litters. Miniature breeds had litters containing a mean of 3.5 puppies, while the mean litter size of giant breeds was 7.1. In addition to size, the age of the dog giving birth has a secondary influence. Generally, dogs aged 3 to 4 years produce the largest litters. Artificial insemination also tends to produce smaller litters than traditional mating methods.