The survey was issued and we had an amazing response. Its always hard issuing something like this because unless enough people complete it statistically the results don't have a great deal of meaning. However we are happy to say due to the fantastic uptake the data below should be sufficiently credible.
We also want to say a big thank you to those that added additional comments. It not only adds additional depth to the survey but raises very valid points and they make an interesting read.
think the first litter should be between 24 months (2 years) and 30 months (2.5 years)
think the first litter should be no later than 4 years
think the last litter should be no later than 5 years.
The above selections are done on age at whelping. However it's almost split down the line.
Think the maximum number of litters should
Think the minimum gap between litters should be 12 months