Mother Dog Gives Birth To 16 Puppies

Dane puppies

A Great Dane mother has given birth to 16 puppies in Manchester, England.

The mother, two-year-old Macey, was in labor for a tiresome 20 hours. She is doing well after her long and intense delivery.

But, her owners were completely surprised that their pedigree blue Great Dane delivered so many puppies. They said that she had four within hours and the puppies just kept coming.

Macey’s vet told her owners that she would have four puppies because she only felt four during the examination. So it was a complete shock for their dog to deliver four times that amount.

Unfortunately, one of the puppies died a couple of days later. Macey’s owners are now looking for good homes for 14 of the puppies after deciding to keep a male puppy for themselves. They say that the rest of the puppies are in good health.

There are seven boys and eight girls, and they have been bottle fed ever since their birth three weeks ago.

They say that they decided to have a litter because they wanted to have one of Macey’s children because of her good temperament. The couple still have yet to name any of the puppies and say that it is quite a challenge to try to find room for all of the puppies to sleep and play in.

Even though the house is a bit crazy amidst all of the puppies, they say that they enjoy seeing the puppies grow and play.

Macey’s vet was even shocked at the number of puppies the Great Dane had. She said that normally bigger dogs tend to have larger litters, but this is still a lot. Also to have that many puppies survive is quite rare too.

The world record of the biggest litter is 24 puppies born to a Cambridgeshire dog in 2005.

Source: CBS2.com, Daily Mail

21 Responses to “Mother Dog Gives Birth To 16 Puppies”

  1. Debra says:

    And here are the poster parents for irresponsible BYBs. They had no plans for what came out other than for one puppy. The article doesn’t mention it, but I hope that are doing something to help feed all those puppies rather than having the mother try to do it all on her own. I would also liked to have read plans to spay.

  2. Mahala says:

    Think how full her house must be!

  3. Moonbeam says:

    I hope she can find nice homes for all those pups.

  4. Lis says:

    The article doesn’t mention it, but I hope that are doing something to help feed all those puppies rather than having the mother try to do it all on her own.

    Quote: There are seven boys and eight girls, and they have been bottle fed ever since their birth three weeks ago.

    HTH

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  6. SMITH111 says:

    I agree with Debra. The poor dog needs help to feed those pups and I think she has done her job. Spay this poor dog before she gets pregnant again. A responsible pet parent would.

  7. amazed01 says:

    The story makes me smile. That is what it was meant to do. Mama
    and puppies are under the care of a vet. Their human family is seeing
    to all the care in this regard. The point of the story is the amazing
    number of puppies determined to be born and bring joy to so many future forever homes they will be adopted into. The vet will recommend the medical care puppies should have and mama should have. What a remarkable story to read. It beats reading all the awful things we read
    and hear on tv.

  8. G in INdiana says:

    14 is nothing. A litter of Irish Wolfhounds we almost adopted from had 16 members. 7 females and 9 males. They ran out of ribbon colors and had to twine them in order to tel the girls from the boys.

  9. sierra says:

    these puppies are really cute!!! i hope they grow up looking handsome or beautiful or handsome and beautiful.. :-)

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  12. lotzafunsteff says:

    My great dane (and best friend) just had 19 pups, 16 live, on sept 10th. I am not a BYB, and am quite frankly tired of hearing evryone say that about every dane litter born. My vet was shocked as the xrays only showed 11. Kyla and her kids are doing fine with a lot of help from me.The litter sounds like a beehive when it”s feeding time! They are suckling on real baby bottles, and kyla and i take turns. (I split the litter with her and rotate each feed.) Also for the curious.. all of our pups are spoken for with return contracts and gift certificates for spay/neuter. They will be chipped with my name and i personally know every person that is receiving our precious babies. By the way, I have helped welp small litters that lasted 36 hours! It’s part of nature!

  13. Corinna says:

    My De Bardoux French Mastiff gave birth to 16 Healthy puppies yesterday.They are doing great.This is her first litter too and we also wanted one of hers ,we are in shock

  14. Deborah Lindo says:

    I think your puppies are beautiful! I am so hopeing they all find great homes,My Great dane Magie blu and her hansome mate Oscar Ivan are expecting around my birthday in Feb. If I could I would keep em all!!!! I just adore the beauty of them I am so glad I have a big house and lots of love to share with my big babies.

  15. Tiffany says:

    Some of you people need to learn how to read. It was said in the article that the puppies were being bottle fed and had been since birth. Some of you people are real idiots. Instead of actually reading you make asses out of yourselves and assume things because that’s what you want to do so you can act self righteous because you don’t agree with people breeding dogs.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful puppies, wonderful story! God bless.
    Deb I.

  17. Sophie White says:

    i dont see what the problem is, i actually bought one of those puppies for myself and they had a loving family around them and everytime i went there there was plenty of milk and food for all 16 puppies including the mum and dad. so give it a rest! The family did an amazing job of looking after them beautiful puppies and my great dane pup is doing great!!!!!

  18. brittany peppers says:

    i hope nothing happens to them.p.s.hugs and kisses.

  19. TONI says:

    PEOPLE CAN BE SO MEAN THEY LOOK HEALTH AND HAPPY TO ME SO LEAVE THIS WONDERFUL FAMILY ALONE AND GET A LIFE

  20. ian says:

    i think the puppies are beautiful i would love to have one but i’ve already got 8 harlequin puppies

  21. linda davis says:

    i am so glad to here they are all. good our great dane had two puppies yesterday and they both died it was a sad. the hole family felt our pain just as if a human family member had passed away so good luck with your new babbies. with all my respect linda


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