A dog breeder in Germany has certainly found herself with plenty of hound to go around.
Beatrice Oswald, a breeder based in Aken, on the banks of the Elbe River, was astonished when two of her mastiffs gave birth to a total of 27 puppies in three days’ time.
Oswald’s 2-year-old dog Elfi became a new mom first, welcoming a litter of 11 puppies on Jan. 13. And then, on Jan. 16, Oswald’s 3-year-old dog Anny gave birth to 16 puppies.
Elfi and Anny haven’t quite been able to produce enough milk to feed all the hungry babies, so Oswald’s friends have been helping her bottle-feed the pups.
Oswald plans to keep caring for the furry mastiffs until they are old enough to be sold.