Ohio family’s dog gives birth to 17 puppies
Posted on January 26, 2010 under Pet News (General)
Talk about extensive labor! When the Potts family’s dog, Kibosh, was giving birth, they looked forward to having a few new additions they just did not think there would be 17 of them.
Once Kibosh, a South African Boerboel, started delivering, she had no signs of slowing down. Jen Potts’ received a phone call from her husband saying that the puppies just kept coming and coming, according to WCMT-TV in Columbus, Ohio.
"I said, ‘she has to be done,’" Potts explained to the news source. "But he [her husband] said, ‘no, she still looks full,’ and sure enough he just went out and there was another one, and I was like, ‘you’ve got to be kidding.’"
Potts said she thought Kibosh may have set a world record for this feat, but a Neapolitan bull mastiff in England currently holds the title with giving birth to a litter of 24.
All of the pups survived and are in good dog health. However Potts told the news provider that Kibosh is definitely done having puppies.