Great Dane dog gives birth to ‘shocking number’ of pups – team of 8 deliver 19 fur babies

It’s not quite 101 Dalmations but a Great Dane dog in Arizona has given birth to 19 healthy and adorable puppies.

Assisted by seven technicians and some family members the surgeon delivered the huge litter by cesarean section.

The litter, delivered at The Kingman Animal Hospital in Arizona, doesn’t quite make it into the record books. The record for the largest litter is held by a a Neopolitan mastiff who gave birth to a litter of 24 in the U.K.

Great Dane delivery

“It was a shocking number,” according to Fox 10 news report. “You should hear what they all sound like together!” And, most importantly, they added: “every single one is looking to be in good health so far.”

The huge team on hand to deliver the pups was led by Dr. Erika Angone. “Think 101 Dalmations? Try 19 Great Danes!” the news report added.

As far as Great Dane litters go in 2014, a Great Dane produced 19 pups in York Haven, Pennsylvania.

‘Today’ covered the story and quoted her owner Brandon Terry, who was only expecting her usual litter of 8, describing the experience as “awesome.”

“It’s starting to get crazy,” Terry said. “You’ve got to watch where you step. You’ve got to watch behind your feet!”

Kingman Animal Hospital/Facebook

Fast forward to February 2019 and staff at the Kingman Animal Hospital posted on their Facebook page about their own impressive litter: “All live and healthy! Mom doing great!”

“Thank you all for the kind words and congrats to the momma dog and our hard working staff that came in for this emergency,” they posted.

Thousands have shared the post and sent comments of love and support for this amazing mama dog called Cleo.

Staff shared a link to a Facebook page for any inquiries about the Great Dane pups and their momma.


We hope these adorable pups are doing well and of course Cleo who is one extraordinary momma dog!

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