mum: Romy with her litter of 15 healthy Irish setter newborns |
born after eight hours of labour
Three-year-old Romy spent 8 hours in labour but her owners Alicia Copping and Natasha White, both aged 28 knew they had a long night ahead of them.
When she started to give birth at their Coventry home she didn’t stop until an astonishing 15 Irish setter puppies were born. The amazing feat was almost double the average of a traditional litter of eight or nine and not far off the UK record.
The record in Britain is 24 pups which was set in 2004 in Cambridgeshire beating the previous record of 13.
spent eight hours in labour with just a few hours break before giving birth|
to the remaining five heaviest puppies
Natasha White with two of the 15 puppies. Despite not being able to open their
eyes they have been gulping milk every two hours of the day
|Tiny: The squealing newborns, a healthy 10 girls and five boys, weighed between 275 and 339 grams|