Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Vet Realizes HUGE Mistake When Dalmatian Finally Gives Birth.

A Classic

A Classic

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When it comes to classic Disney films, it doesn't get much better than "101 Dalmatians." Dodie Smith, the author who wrote the book that inspired the film, actually had nine dalmatians — one of which, was named Pongo, a name you will recognize from the film. She came up with the idea for her novel after one of her friends casually noted, “Those dogs would make a lovely fur coat.” Also, the birth of fifteen puppies seen in the film actually happened in her own life!

Furry Facts

Furry Facts

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Of course in the film, the Dalmatian doesn't give birth to 101 dogs — she has a litter of 15 puppies, soon joined by 84 rescue pups. In case you were wondering, there are 6,469,952 spots in the film. While 72 belong to dad Pongo, and 68 to mom Perdita, the rest belong to the puppies. They each have 32! And while a whopping litter of 15 puppies is nothing to sneeze at, there's a real-life Dalmatian mom who has her own incredible story to tell.

Meet Millie

Meet Millie

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Millie, beloved dog of Cecilia Langton-Bunker, was expecting her first litter of adorable puppies. Everyone was extremely excited for the litter to arrive in the world, because who doesn't love a sweet puppy? They were busy getting the area ready for the sweet mama to give birth, padding her bed with blankets, making sure it was warm enough in the room, and even though Millie didn't have much of an appetite, they made sure she had her favorite treats. Little did they know what was about to happen next.

They Keep Coming And Coming...

They Keep Coming And Coming...

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When she finally went into labor, they couldn't believe their eyes! One by one, babies continued to arrive. But it didn't just stop at three, which would be an average size of a litter. And it didn't stop at four, or five, or six, or even ten. No, Millie went on to have 18 puppies! After 13 exhausting hours of labor, there were 12 boys and six girls, and one tired mama. There was also a very surprised group of humans, because the scan had shown something else.

Puppy Power

Puppy Power

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“Initially the vet said there was going to be three, but I knew there would be more than that and thought there would be 15 or 16," Langton-Bunker said. "Wow, what a shocker to get 18 adorable puppies!" And while it's a far cry from 101, Millie did set an Australian record for biggest litter, and surpassed Purdita from the classic Disney film. As for the daddy, Astro, he is said to be "a bit disconcerted by the 18 puppies running around, he's like 'are these all mine?'" Yes, they are! But Millie isn't the only dog that has incredibly large litters, and each is a cute as the next...

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