As someone who has spent an enormous amount of time researching and talking to breeders in a very relaxed search for my eventual next addition to the family a question has to come to my mind that I do not know the answer too. When looking at info for breeders I know all the basics to check for such as all the correct health testing, accomplishments etc but what is considered a responsible amount of litters for a female to have over a certain time frame? I had somewhere along the line heard one litter per year. Do reputable breeders breed their females more than this? I have seen a few instances where the health testing is all in place etc but a particular female in the program is giving birth more often? Curious from breeders here how this is determined? Does it just depend on mom? How well she handles it and bounces back etc? I have seen them be as close as 7 mos apart from litter delivery to litter delivery and was just curious if this is an acceptable practice since I know nothing of breeding. Appreciate any guidance. Thanks so much!