From the Kennel Club

The Kennel Club would like to remind breeders about the new litter limit rules, which will become effective for litters born on or after 1st January 2012.

From 2012 onwards, the maximum number of litters which the Kennel Club will register from any one bitch is four. The Kennel Club will no longer register any further litters from any bitch which has previously had four litters unless there is good and justifiable reason for breeding a further litter. These applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

In addition, breeders are also reminded that, from 1st January 2012, the Kennel Club will no longer register any puppies if the dam has already had two caesareans, except for scientifically proven welfare reasons.