For dog lovers, a large litter of puppies is a very pleasant surprise and newborn puppies are never too many.
For the staff of an organization called Guide Dogs in the UK, the day on which a large number of puppies were born was a real celebration.
It was the largest litter for 60 years in English history.
Sixteen newborn puppies were the offspring of a German Shepherd mom named Unity and a golden retriever dad named Trigger. And all were healthy.
Guide Dogs is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to breed and train dogs and provide people with the services they need.
Unity, the mother of the famous litter, was three years old. The dog made a great gift for the organization, giving birth to sixteen adorable puppies.