This is the moment Britain’s largest litter of French bulldogs were reunited with their mother – on their first BIRTHDAY.
The breed typically births three pups at a time but Roxy, now four years old, had a massive litter of 13 pups a year ago and they were all separately re-homed apart from daughter Frankie.
Against the odds they all survived and she was reunited with 11 of them when their new owners travelled from hundreds of miles away for them to play together on their first birthday.
The seven brothers and four sisters reunited with their mum in Regent’s Park in central London on last Sunday afternoon – and their owners couldn’t tell them apart.
Roxy’s owner, 18-year-old Amy O’Connor, of Hillingdon, west London, arranged the meet up exactly a year on from their births to celebrate their miraculous survival – because the odds of all 13 pups in the record-breaking litter surviving are tiny.
The A-level student said: “The vet gave her a c-section and they just kept coming out.
“The vet was shocked. They got two nurses to make a statement as it was so unusual.”
“The vet couldn’t believe they all came from one dog.
“They said to mum and dad that they expected only half to survive so she did such a great job considering they’re all healthy and doing well.”
All but two of Roxy’s offspring managed to make the two hour long birthday celebration – which saw some of the super-cute black-and-white pups dress up in outfits and party hats.
The siblings also joined “a couple of hundred” more from the London French Bulldog Meetup Group, which meets every second Sunday in the park, to go for a mass walkies.
Amy said: “Roxy was very protective over Frankie and it was hard work to keep them all together but they were happy to see each other again.
“They are all identical so we had difficulty telling them apart – I don’t think any of them went home with the wrong owner though.”
The miraculous litter only came about because Amy, then 17, wanted another puppy and she advertised for a stud French Bulldog online to come and be the father.
Roxy’s litter – Frankie, Eduardo, Mollie, Timmy, Duke, Rupert, Mango, Thierry Henry, Brooklyn, Timmy and Beau – came from as far as Manchester and Stoke for the reunion.
But unfortunately Portia and Lola – the remaining pair in her litter of nine boys and four girls – were unable to attend.