Owner Louise Clement, from Preston, said Nellie had a great natural labour, but the puppies ‘just kept on coming.’
She said: ‘I thought she’d stopped after number 15, because it looked like she had laid down to go to sleep. But then along came another one, and two more after that.
‘Nellie is making a really lovely mum. I’m immensely proud of her, she’s been amazing.’Louise has been breeding Dalmatians for 30 years and currently has 27 dogs leaving paw-prints around the place.
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She added: ‘Fortunately, we have a lot of outside space and the dogs have lots of things to play with.‘They’ve got their own Wendy House, and swings and slides that they love to play on. Some sleep in the kitchen, some sleep in the utility room, and some sleep in the living room. A couple occasionally join me in bed.’
The 46-year-old says she will keep just one puppy from the little and the rest will go to new homes.While Nellie’s effort should be commended, it seems she did not break the record for most Dalmatian puppies born.
That title is held by an Australian dog called Melody – who had 19 puppies last year.