Jeff & Shirley Ford introduced the breed to Australia when they emigrated from the UK in 1989 bringing 4 Aussies of US l...
The first litter whelped in Australia arrived on Thursday, 2 April 1992, sired by Gefion Flashman (imp UK) and out of Gefion Dark Velvet (imp UK), bred by Jeff & Shirley Ford of Wlkabout Kennels in Queensland. These pups included the first Aussies for Leesway kennels in NSW and Silvanwood in Victoria.
In total 1701 litters have been bred (as of the data this website has been provided), at an average of 63 per year.
The busiest year for whelping was 2017, with 152 litters! Interestingly, the most popular month for whelping has been April, and the most frequent day of the week: Thursday.
The highest number of pups registered in a litter (again, that we have in this site) is 13, consisting of 9 males & 4 females, born on Thursday, 20 August 2015 under the Wlkabout prefix, out of Wlkabout Giggles and sired by Sasin Vandall.
The average number of pups registered in a litter (across all litters that have such data to include) is 6, with a ratio of 1.02 male(s) : 1 female(s). The average litter size for imported in dam litters is 7, and the average litter size for artificially inseminated litters is 5.