Dog breeder lost for words after Labrador Bella gives birth to 14 puppies – The Sun

A LABRADOR gave birth to 14 puppies — thought to be the biggest litter for its breed in England.

Bella was expected to have only six pups after having a scan.

But they just kept on popping out during a seven-hour labour, said owner Hazel Hedges, 31, a registered dog breeder.

Bella had four black males, four black females, three yellow males and three yellow females.

Hazel said: "It was Bella's last litter and she has certainly made it one to remember.


"Normally I would have expected her to deliver a litter of around six or eight puppies.

"She always has all blacks with just one yellow, but she gave birth to a mixture of blacks and yellow this was a surprise."

The puppies' dad, Scooby, is a yellow labrador and is Kennel Club registered.

Ms Hedges and her partner James, 34, have been breeding labradors for five years.

Hazel added: "Bella was scanned when she became pregnant but the numbers are never right and we certainly were not expecting 14!

"I just could not believe it when they just kept coming. I had to wake my partner up to help me clean the pups because they were coming so fast.

"She's been a brilliant mum but now I think it is time for her to have a rest."

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