A dog, who was unable to be neutered due to lockdown, has just given birth to a huge litter and as you can imagine, the photos are insanely adorable.
A pair of dogs gave their owners quite a shock this week.The pooch has somehow managed to give birth to a record-breaking litter… And the house is now swarming with pups.
And, as you can imagine...
via: GettyThey are ridiculously cute, and everyone is wanting one of the pups for themselves.
Because it's safe to say that dogs are one of the world's most popular pets.
via: GettyThese lovable and loyal companions make the perfect household pets, and it also helps that they’re so damn cute.
They truly are man, and woman's, best friend.
via: GettyWhether they’re causing mischief, giving us those puppy eyes when they want a treat, or taking up the entire sofa, many of us couldn’t live without our 4-legged companions.
And these pooches are pretty much what unites the internet.
The internet is simply awash with adorable pictures, videos, and stories of dogs...
via: GettyAnd their soft and gentle natures capture hearts all around the world.
So, of course, when the news broke of this huge litter...The internet truly lost its mind.
Lab/Collie cross Bella, and Irish setter/English spaniel, Archie were due to be neutered.
via: FacebookBut lockdown meant that their vet appointments were canceled ... fast forward to now, and they are parents to one of the largest litters ever.
Owner, Mary Killing, from Ireland, tried to keep them apart...
via: FacebookBut they managed to escape her watchful eye and Bella got pregnant. "We tried keeping Bella and Archie apart, we tried nappies, Vick’s VapoRub and we separated them for a couple of days. It wasn’t to be though," she explained.
Now, most dogs birth litters of between 5 and 6 puppies...
via: FacebookWhich is enough of a handful as it is.
But, between July 26 and July 27, Mary watched in shock as Bella went into labor.
via: FacebookOver the day, fifteen-month-old Bella gave birth to sixteen pups.
Even the vet hadn't been able to predict just how many puppies she would give birth to."I was in absolute shock. The vet had told us she was going to have eight to ten puppies. So having 15 was quite phenomenal. It’s a record I think."
While one of the animals tragically died, the incredible birth is still one of the largest single deliveries ever recorded.
via: FacebookIn fact, the litter is understood to be the largest ever delivered in Ireland.
Bella is one incredible mom.
via: FacebookGiving birth to 8 boys and 8 girls in just a few hours.
The family are keeping one pup from the litter - first-born Walter.
via: FacebookWhile the rest are going to family and friends free of charge.
They are simply the most adorable little things.
via: FacebookJust look at them...
Mary gave us all another update, saying that all the pups have now gone to their forever homes.
via: FacebookWe hope all the pups will be happy in their new homes! For more shocking litters, keep scrolling to read about the mastiff that birthed twenty-one healthy pups...