Still to be confirmed as a world record holder, a Chihuahua from Kansas. Last year she gave birth to 11 pups. Read on to learn of little LOL’s inspiring ordeal.
By, 12 Oct 2019
At just a year and a half, LOL the Chihuahua was handed to the Unleashed Pet Rescue shelter in Kansas at the beginning of last year.
Knowing she was fit to burst, workers urged a local family to take care of the dog during her confinement. A host family was found willing to take care of LOL throughout her labour. Five days later, on National Puppy Day (23/03/18) she went into labour.
After giving birth to eight puppies LOL’s family thought it was all over, but soon afterwards a ninth and tenth arrived. The following morning they discovered an eleventh: the final puppy.
Writes News Hub, Danielle Reno of Unleashed Pet Rescue was kept abreast of the 24-hour labour. “When we had about eight,” she said, “we were like 'whoa, she's not done.
“And then we got an update that we were at 10 and we about had a heart attack.”
All were in excellent health and have since been rehomed. Although exhausted, LOL had coped admirably and was also rehomed in due course.
LOL’s new host family now wait with eager anticipation of word from Guinness World Records in respect of the size of the litter. In 2011 a Chihuahua gave birth to 10 pups, which was at the time classed as a world record. The biggest litter ever recorded issued from a Neapolitan Mastiff called Tia. She gave birth to 24 puppies in 2004.
Dogs will normally give birth to between one and twelve pups. The larger breeds of dog (Bullmastiff, Labrador) tend to give birth to more pups than the smaller breeds. In fact, according to historical research Chihuahuas normally have between two and five pups. That makes LOL’s 11 even more incredible.
Check out this video of LOL’s journey: