When Eleanor Usher found out that Jessie was pregnant with puppies she was ecstatic about her Rottweiler. Eleanor had no idea how many puppies Jessie was going to have and because of the cost, chose not to take the dog in for an ultrasound.
As Jessie's belly kept rising, she was told to expect between 6 and 8 puppies to give birth to her. Three days before her due date Eleanor and her husband woken up at the bottom of the stairs to Jessie scratching.
She was in labour when they went to Jessie, and had already born two puppies. Eleanor might assume that there were more puppies about to be born, but she could not have guessed how many. When six puppies were born Eleanor was sure she was going to be done early. And puppies were still born. It wasn't until a total of 15 puppies were born that Jessie's labor halted.This was the second largest litter of puppies for in the UK!
The labor lasted seven hours in all, and all the puppies were born well. Originally there were worries for the last puppy to be born but within hours she came through and was as safe as her brothers and sisters. Mom Jessie, she's doing fine. She is apparently an over-protective parent, who is doting on her little ones and insisting on taking care of them all alone.