Golden Labrador Gives Birth To 13 Black-Coated Puppies

Even though 13 is not usually considered to be a lucky number, in this case, it certainly is!

A Golden Labrador has given birth to 13 healthy babies which are all black-coated just like their father.

37-year-old Owner Catherine Smith, a part-time waitress from Taunton in Somerset, said she was shocked when the little pups just kept on coming after her 3-year-old dog Lucy started giving birth.

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And while Lucy was not able to beat the previous UK labrador record of 14 puppies born, her babies are just a joy to behold.

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Recalling the moment Lucy went into labor an excited Catherine said:

“She had the first four in just 20 minutes, then they just kept appearing.

“This is the first time we have bred a dog and thought she might have five or six. She started at 11.50am and it was all over by 4.30pm.

“I think she wondered where they’d all come from!”

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Lucy mated with Catherine’s friend’s 8-year-old dark labrador Bastion – and eventually, 13 wonderful dark puppies were born.

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“We’re now getting through 15kg of dog food a week,” Catherine said.

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If you were thinking of adopting one of Lucy’s pups, unfortunately, you’re out of luck as all of them were sold within a period of three weeks.

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