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Get ready to be amazed by the incredible journey of Namine, a two-year-old Great Dane hailing from Pocahontas, Virginia. This supermom embarked on a 27-hour labor that began on March 22, ultimately bringing 21 adorable puppies into the world. Namine, undoubtedly deserving of a standing ovation and a heap of treats, showcased her unwavering determination to become a true supermom.
Her remarkable litter included a whopping 12 females and 9 males, a true testament to her incredible strength. While three of her newborns sadly didn’t make it, Namine’s owner, Tanya Dubbs, confirmed that the remaining 18 puppies are thriving and healthy. Although Dubbs initially anticipated a sizable litter of around 13 to 14 puppies, she was utterly astonished by the unexpected arrival of nearly two dozen pups.
Recalling Namine’s birthing saga, Dubbs shared a heartwarming anecdote during an interview with WVVA. She revealed, “I figured you know probably about 13, 14. So we got up to 16 and then she had another one. I was sitting on the bed and she was on the bed with me and I was talking to a friend of mine and I heard a gush of fluid I looked over and I said We have another puppy.”
Looking ahead, Dubbs has plans to find loving homes for the puppies once they are weaned from their mother in a few weeks. She’s even pledged to donate the proceeds from the sale of the first pup to the Tazewell County Animal Shelter, showing her heartwarming commitment to animal welfare. Namine nearly achieved the extraordinary feat of breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest litter of dogs, currently held by a Neopolitan Mastiff named Tia, who gave birth to 24 puppies in 2004. The dog world continues to be amazed by these incredible supermoms!