Caution, the following footage of gorgeous puppies, filmed on the Isle of Wight, may materially change you – your baseline for cuteness may never be the same again!

Meet Rufus, the two-year-old Cockapoo, who has given birth to a litter of 12 - yes 12! - puppies.

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Jenny Guelbert and her husband Hans, who live in the West Wight, are the proud owners.

Isle of Wight County Press: Two of Jenny and Hans' puppies fast asleep.Two of Jenny and Hans' puppies fast asleep. (Image: County Press)

Isle of Wight County Press: Six of Jenny and Hans' puppies fast asleep.Six of Jenny and Hans' puppies fast asleep. (Image: County Press)

“We wanted to have a litter with her, as many of our family and friends said they would like one,” said Hans, an electrician.

“We were expecting six, maybe seven. Imagine our astonishment when they just kept coming.”

The pair suspect it may even be a world record for the breed.

“She came into season in May, and I found a stud on the Island – a little Toy Poodle,” said foster carer Jenny.

“She had a couple of dates and fell pregnant, and a few weeks on, she had a scan and we could see seven puppies.

“She went into labour at the start of June and did really well – no complications.

“The seven came out and we thought we’d finished, but she wouldn’t settle; then some more started coming out!

Isle of Wight County Press: Cockapoo puppies snoozing after a long day of snoozing.Cockapoo puppies snoozing after a long day of snoozing. (Image: County Press)

“We now have 12, and we had two tiny ones – little runts – who weren’t latching on for the first two days, so we had to bottle feed them.

“We have four girls, and the rest are boys.

“Her mother, Ripley, had a litter of six, so we had some experience.

“The first 72 hours was very hard work, and we were all awake with Rufus day and night.

“They’re absolutely gorgeous now. Mum washes them continuously and she’s been really protective – really good at feeding them.

“My husband wants to keep little Runty, but I haven’t decided yet.”

Isle of Wight County Press: Rufus with her sleeping beauties.Rufus with her sleeping beauties. (Image: County Press)

Unfortunately for Jenny and Hans, there are no records for individual breeds, confirmed the Guinness Book of World Records.

The largest litter of puppies sits at 24 and were brought into this world by Tia in 2004, a Neapolitan mastiff, owned by Damian Ward and Anne Kellegher of Manea, Cambridgeshire.

The largest litter of female puppies is 16, born to Llana, a Greyhound x Saluki, owned by Nigel Wood, on June 27, 1998, at Bolsover, Derbyshire.

The largest litter of male puppies is 15, born on November 29, 2004, to the aforementioned Neapolitan mastiff Tia.

Isle of Wight County Press: It's exhausting work sleeping all day.It's exhausting work sleeping all day. (Image: County Press)