Guide Dog Group Welcomes Their Largest Litter — 16 German Shepherd Golden Retriever Mix Puppies

United Kingdom – Guide Dogs is handling a record-breaking level of cuteness.

The U.K.-based nonprofit, which breeds, raises, and trains service dogs to place with the visually impaired at no cost to the handler, recently welcomed their largest litter. In late 2021, Guide Dogs’ three-year-old German shepherd Unity gave birth to 16 healthy puppies.

As a first-time mom, Unity delivered a litter over twice the size of the average for German Shepherds, which is eight, according to the American Kennel Club. The 16 puppies are also the largest litter born through the Guide Dogs’ breeding program in its 60-year history.

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