Top of the pups as Doberman has record litter

It's not quite 101 Dalmations but 14 Dobermans makes for rather a handful as they snuggle up in their basket. Picture: SWNS
It's not quite 101 Dalmations but 14 Dobermans makes for rather a handful as they snuggle up in their basket. Picture: SWNS
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A RESCUED Doberman stunned her new owner as she delivered a British record litter of 14 puppies who cuddle up in one basket to keep warm.

Dog lover Zara Hayes raised £450 to buy two-year-old Keela after seeing an advert on a sales website saying she was “possibly pregnant”. The 42-year-old, who owns dog rescue company Yappy Ever After, was worried the expectant mother would be exploited because Doberman puppies are often sold for more than £1,000.

She then rehomed Keela with foster parent Cat Davis, 33, in Cardiff at the end of October last year. Vets told them Keela was expecting just five or six babies, so they were stunned when she gave birth to a gigantic litter of 14 puppies on 14 December.

The lively pups have now taken over Ms Davis’s terraced house and working their way though a 5kg bag of food between them every day.

Ms Davis said: “They all have their own personalities and they are bundles of energy.

“The pups are so close they all sleep together in a big puppy heap.

“They are adorable, I am glad we have found loving homes for them all but I will definitely miss them when they leave next month.”

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