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Chip Surprises Joanna Gaines with a New Puppy: ‘We Now Have More Dogs Than Children’

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The Gaines family keeps growing strong! An English Mastiff puppy has been added to the joyful brood.


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Chip and Joanna Gaines welcome a new family member: an English mastiff pup. The Gaineses officially have more dogs than children. Chip loves to bring surprise animals home for the family, as seen many a time on their HGTV show Fixer Upper.

Mastiffs are said to be lovable, patient, guard pups. These puppies are a protective and loyal breed. Fun facts about Mastiffs are they make great pets but do require early training and socialization. The puppy is said to make a sweet addition to this darling family unit.

Their recent Instagram picture with the pup and their youngest son Crew is adorable. Crew just turned one and seems to be loving his new best friend. “Chip told me he hadn’t surprised us in a while with a new animal and that it was long overdue… we now have more dogs than children!” Joanna tells in her caption.

Chip and Jo own 40 acres of land with dozens of animals. They have horses, goats, chickens, plenty of cats and dogs. Alongside their fun, furry animals are their co-owners, the kids! Drake, 14, Ella Rose, 12, Duke, 10, Emmie Kay, 9 and baby Crew—this family of seven is busy these days, but how do they balance it all? A lifestyle empire, building company, shopping center in Waco and an upcoming TV network, the Gaineses pace is anything but relaxed.

On balancing life and family Joanna writes wise words in the fall 2019 issue of her Magnolia Journal: “I decided that balance is way too meticulous a science to get just right in my daily life, and that it wasn’t something I was very interested in for myself. In its place, I sought wholeness for my family and for my work. I’ve found that something miraculous happens when I make space for both: Each is made better by the other. My work is undoubtedly more inspired when my kids can be a part of it, and I’m a better mom when my passion for creativity plays a role in how I parent.”