The father to the litter of puppies I posted last week is a beagle/basset hound mix. He's about 35 lbs.
The mother is (drumroll please) a 1 year old, 10 lb chihuahua. She's like the eighth wonder of the world for being able to give birth naturally to those three puppies, who surpassed her in size and weight before they were 14 weeks old.
I'd be interested in reader's thoughts about the genetics of puppy #1, with all his white specklyness: