As a breeder, I can tell you that dogs are like humans, no two are the same. I have read many, many websites online that give misinformation regarding breeding German Shepherd Dogs. I have been breeding the GSD for nearly 15 years and each and every time a new litter arrives I learn something new.
As a large breed dog, the German Shepherd Dog’s average litter size is approximately 7 puppies. This can vary widely depending on the age and health of the Bitch, but the average litter size is 7 puppies. The smallest litter I’ve had is 3, the largest 11. My very first litter was 11 puppies large and I believe that was because the Dam was in superior health, running miles and miles each day and swimming laps in our lake. The dog’s fitness level is key in producing a larger, healthier litter.
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