An adorable 6-year-old Labrador named Bella recently gave birth to a just as equally adorable litter of black, and yellow labs. The litter is now believed to be the biggest documented litter in the breed’s history.
31-year-old Hazel is a certified Lab breeder and Bella’s proud mother. Hazel and her partner James, helped Bella deliver her babies at their home in Wentworth, Cambridgeshire. The mother Labrador gave birth to a total of 14 pups, over her 7-hour long labor. In an interview with The Metro, Hazel recalled her surprise when she saw Bella’s unusually large litter. Hazel said: “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.”
As opposed to her previous litters, in which all puppies were black and only one was yellow, this one is almost equally mixed. Out of her fourteen pups, eight are black and six are yellow. This is most likely due to the fact that their father, Scooby, is a white Lab. ‘I think this is one of the biggest labrador litters in history and probably the biggest ever in England,’ the woman said. She then continued, “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.”
Being such adorable puppies, the charming litter did not go unnoticed. They all found their homes almost as soon as Hazel shared their pics on social media. Hazel concluded her interview with The Metro by saying: “She’s been a brilliant mum but now I think it is time for her to have a rest.” And we couldn’t agree with her more. Well done Bella! You’ve done a terrific job!
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