Puppies are a gift to humankind that we probably don't deserve. Don't get me wrong, babies are pretty cool and all that stuff, but puppies are on a different level that we should all take a moment to recognise.

When one is born, it's the sort of thing that gets everyone posting to Instagram, but when a whopping 15 come from just one dog then you know everyone is going to be losing their shit.

Eleanor Usher and her husband, Ian, were only expecting a litter of about five babies from their two-year-old Rottweiler, Jessie, but the dog surprised everyone in the family when she kept on producing more pups.

Usher - presumably in between blasting out 'Yeah!' or am I confusing her with someone else? - says: "Jessie had already given birth to one puppy under the stairs and another in her bed, without us even knowing.

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Puppies

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"Ian and I both rushed down to come to see her, and from then on we just watched what was happening. It was amazing.

"After the sixth puppy, I was saying, 'That's a good girl, you can stop now, you don't have to do anymore'. But they just kept coming and coming.

"We didn't even need to do anything to assist her, they were all just coming out without any need for help. She made it so easy for us.

"We just thought, 'Oh my God, when is she going to stop?'"

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Fifteen puppies is an impressive accomplishment for any dog and Eleanor and, Ian, thought they might have notched a record. However, the Guinness World Record for the biggest litter is 24 from a Neapolitan mastiff, owned by Damian Ward in Cambridgeshire, UK.

Despite missing out on a place in the history books, Eleanor says: "[Jessie has] always been extremely affectionate and has a motherly attitude. Even with the cat, she will walk over to her and give her a cuddle and a lick.

"I thought it would be great fun to have a litter, and I imagine Jessie felt the same. But this is definitely going to be the last time that I do it - it's just a one off.

"I bought a load of formula so that I could feed the puppies, but I've not been able to so far because Jessie has been so protective of them. She's got that natural motherly instinct."

Luckily, they haven't been too much to handle so far and remain relatively quiet most nights, but they haven't decided yet what they'll do with all the pups.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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