World Record; Calif. Sheepdog gives birth to 17 puppies

FAIRFIELD (KRON) — A Maremma Sheepdog just broke the California and world record for largest litter of puppies ever recorded, according to a California owner.

John Costanzo, sent us an adorable picture Monday afternoon of his 17 puppies living in one litter to local organic farm in Fairfield. Costanzo shared that Maremma Sheepdogs which are usually referred to as just Maremmano, is a breed of livestock guardian dogs who are indigenous to central Italy.

Sheep-farming has decreased substantially and according to Costanzo his Sheepdog protects his organic farm and livestock.

Sheep herding remains vital to the rural economy.

After having 17 puppies and still taking care of the farm he calls his Sheepdog a “Champ”.

“Our vet was Barney and Russum Animal Clinic they will confirm the delivery. You can visit the puppies at our farm where we raise beyond organic responsible meat. Come to the farm and check them out if you are in the area,” Costanzo said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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