It’s a blessing to have a baby in the family, but to have this many it’s nothing short of a miracle.
This story is the closest thing to canine Romeo and Juliet you’ll see, but you know, with a happy ending, LOL. Joe is a California farmer who relies on his Maremma sheepdog named Stella to guard his livestock. However, one night a neighbor’s dog, a canine Romeo named Orso managed to leap over a fence and get into a closed barn to mate with Stella. The result is possibly the record breaking litter of 17 puppies.
Interestingly, as cute as they are, Maremma sheepdogs are not suitable to be pets so all of the pups will go to other farms and grow up to be just like mom and dad.