Pregnant dog poses in gorgeous 'mutt-ternity' shoot

A Miniature Pinscher cross has found viral fame with her big belly and proud grin - it's a maternity shoot with a difference! Four-year-old mama dog Lilica has been shared tens of thousands of times on social media.

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The photographs were the idea of Brazilian photographer Ana Paula Grillo, who told Mashable, "it felt like she understood everything, and made sensational poses. It was like she was smiling."

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Lilica has since given birth to five healthy puppies, four boys and one girl, and they have all found loving homes.

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All photographs via Facebook/Ana Paula Grillo