/ 12 April 2024

That’s a lot of pups


A golden retriever has been dubbed the ‘Dogfather’ after siring no less than 300 puppies across 39 different litters – including one that had a record-breaking 16 babies. But far from being a cad, Trigger has been part of a charity breeding program helping visually impaired people across the UK. And his work doesn’t end there… Two of his litters were born in France and the Netherlands, helping to build puppy partnerships across the continent. After all those litters, he’s retiring at 9yo (aka 61yo in dog years). The Guide Dogs organisation said Trigger’s progeny had brought “independence” and “confidence” to the lives of blind and partially sighted people all over Britain. And there are hopes one of his 323 offspring – Billy – will continue his legendary legacy. Someone give him a bone…

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