Snowy the dog welcomes an unusually large litter that’s a “shocker” to her owner

By Associated Press and Amy Jamieson
Updated November 18, 2014 07:00 PM

Call it 19 Pups and Counting.

WHTM-TV reports York County, Pennsylvania, residents Brandon and Aimie Terry’s Great Dane recently gave birth to 19 puppies.

Great Danes normally have seven to 10 puppies in a litter, but Brandon Terry says an X-ray of Snowy found at least 15 “little spines” during a visit to the veterinarian’s office before she gave birth.

The 19 bundles of joy arrived earlier than expected, WHTM reports. Brandon Terry was tending to his yard when he kept hearing a noise, similar to a kitten’s mewing.

“It’s a shocker, but I’m glad that they’re all here,” Terry said.

The puppies are about three weeks old and apparently already fighting for the spot of top dog.

“Right now they’re into exploring and playing, fighting with each other,” Aimie Terry said.

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