Just days ago, an Australian Mastiff dog became a famous mommy for her record-breaking litter.
The average size of a litter for the Mastiff dog breed is between 6 and 10 puppies, but this miracle dog, Shadow, gave birth to 21 puppies, which is two more than the former Australian record!
Shadow’s pups were delivered by emergency C-in a Brisbane-based animal hospital.
The truth of the matter is that Shadow gave birth to 3 puppies at home, but after one died, there was no activity for hours, so the owner decided to take her to the hospital.
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Through technology, the vet saw another 10 puppies inside!
And, because this was something complicated and exciting, 10 vets were involved in the delivery of the 21 puppies.
Unfortunately, some puppies didn’t survive, but we can all celebrate the fact that 18 puppies did survive. And, Shadow is healthy and happy being a new mom to this huge litter.
Shockingly enough, that wasn’t the largest dog litter in the world — in 2004, Tia, another Mastiff, gave birth to a litter of 24 puppies, according to the Guiness Book of World Records!
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