IN PICTURES |  A litter of 16 puppies: “101 Dalmatians” Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford version

IN PICTURES | A litter of 16 puppies: “101 Dalmatians” Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford version

A family from Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford in Montérégie got quite a surprise when their dog, a Dalmatian, gave birth to 16 puppies at the end of December.

The average in a litter for this dog breed is 7 to 9 puppies.


The eldest child of the family, who helped the dog with the litter, could hardly believe to see so many baby dogs.

All members of the family with five children helped to care for the 12 females and 4 males in the litter.


“We bought powdered milk and we’re helping Quenny,” family mother Isabelle Chouinard told TVA Nouvelles.

The 16 puppies, who are currently three weeks old, cannot all stay with the family and will have to be adopted. After eight weeks they can leave the house.


The Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford family does not breed puppies.

She adopted Quenny two years ago because she dreamed of having a Dalmatian.

Family members had a litter with another dog in the past and wanted to repeat the experience.

The family assures that they will be selective in choosing who can adopt one of these little Dalmatians.