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Table 1 Cross-tabulation of disposition of 271 litters of pups with the purpose of the bitch in surveyed communities KZN September 2009 – January 2011

From: Characteristics of owned dogs in rabies endemic KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

Disposition of Pups Purpose of Dog Total
Breeding Guard house Guard livestock Hunting Other Pet
Died 2 73 5 4 2 1 87
Gave away 1 58 1 4 1 4 69
Bitch killed 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Sold 2 21 0 0 0 2 25
Still have 5 73 4 5 0 1 88
Stolen 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 10 227 10 13 3 8 271