What type of dog is she, and were the pups accidental (cross breeds) or on purpose (purebreds)?
I'm glad that she will be spayed.
I don't know of a specific breed of that size that's black and white. Off the top of my head there's the Landseer, which is a black and white Newfoundland basically. If they lived longer and didn't drool, I would have gotten a Newfoundland years ago.
Then, there are black and white Great Danes, that's what K.C. was...she was basically bigger than me!
If you can think of the breed, I'd love to hear it. I am drawing such a blank on large black and white dogs...argh! :-)
Oh, I see where you say that the mother will be leaving eventually.
Good luck with this!
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