The owner of this dog was expecting her pregnant rottweiler would deliver eight to nine puppies. But much to her surprise, the mama dog almost broke the record for the largest ever litter in Great Britain!
Eleanor Usher, 47, and her husband, Ian, from Telford, Shropshire, were anticipating their family pet, named Jessie, to have puppies soon. The dog had a big belly and the doctor said that they should expect between six and eight puppies. Usher didn’t take an ultrasound for Jessie, as this procedure is expensive.
It wasn’t long before Jessie’s big day arrived.
“We had been given a due date of Tuesday, but on Sunday at around 1.50 a.m. I heard this scratching noise from the bottom of the stairs,” Usher told Metro. “Jessie had already given birth to one puppy under the stairs and another in her bed, without us even knowing.”
Jessie gave birth to six beautiful puppies, after which Usher thought that was it.
She shared: “After the sixth puppy, I was saying: ‘That’s a good girl, you can stop now, you don’t have to do anymore’. But they just kept coming and coming. We didn’t even need to do anything to assist her, they were all just coming out without any need for help. She made it so easy for us. We just thought: ‘Oh my god, when is she going to stop?’”
The largest litter in the U.K. was 18, and the second highest was 13. Jessie was quickly approaching second place. She said, “The way that Jessie was going, and the speed at which they were coming out of her, we were fearing that it would get as high as 20. Thankfully it was all over by about 8.00 a.m.”
Jessie stopped at an impressive number of 15 puppies born in a single litter. Now she is a proud mother, who has her motherly instinct very well developed. Usher named the smallest puppy Daisy and the biggest Walter, but other pups have not been named yet as they look almost identical to each other!
Usher said: “[Jessie has] always been extremely affectionate and has a motherly attitude. Even with the cat, she will walk over to her and give her a cuddle and a lick.”
Take a look at these cute little pups in the video below: