Chip and Joanna Gaines

Chip Gaines Surprised Family with an English Mastiff Puppy

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Chip and Joanna Gaines have added another member to their growing family. But this time it isn’t another baby.

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The couple already has five adorable children. The family’s newest member is of the four-legged variety. Recently, Chip surprised the family with the cutest English mastiff puppy! While the couple hasn’t yet shared the puppy’s name, the dog quickly made friends with Chip and Joanna’s 1-year-old son, Crew.

Joanna took to Instagram to share the family’s news. The home renovation guru wrote: “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 ????.” Chip apparently loves surprising the family with new animals.

The puppy, who doesn’t have a name yet,  joins six other dogs at the Gaines farm, many of which were also surprises Chip brought home. Joanna revealed Chip brought home both a puppy and a kitten just before Crew was born. That puppy was also an English mastiff.

The family added other animals to their farm last year. April had a special surprise for the kids. “Chip woke the kids up this morning with this sweet baby goat… cutest wake up call ever!” Joanna wrote under the photo of the baby goat in her daughter’s lap.

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Errbody having babies round here.. #farmLife

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The farm also welcomed a litter of piglets. The piglets came into the world a week after Crew was born. Chip posted a photo of the pigs and joked, “Errbody having babies round here.”

Christmas 2017 brought another new addition to the Gaines household. “I go out of town for one night…” Joanna captioned a photo of the tiny kitten underneath the family Christmas tree. She added the hashtag, “#welcometothefarmkitty.”

In addition to dogs, the family also has also cats, sheep, cows, and horses on their farm. Their farm is the perfect place for a large family and all their animals.

Between the farm animals and household pets, the Gaines family is used to having animals everywhere. Their animals even sometimes appeared on their show, Fixer Upper, back in the day. We’re sure the animals will have a role in the couple’s new cable network.

Their kids also seem to love farm life, including helping out with the animals. Chip even taught daughter Emmie Kay how to milk cows! Because the farmhouse has no televisions, the kids spend much of their time doing things on the farm.

Chip and Joanna Gaines have a full house. The couple added to their brood in 2018 with the birth of their fifth child, Crew. Although running a business empire and raising five children may seem like a lot, Chip and Joanna say they wouldn’t change it for the world.

Chip and Joanna’s oldest is already a teenager! Drake is 14, Ella is 12, Duke is 11, Emmie Kay is 9, and Crew is 1. While the kids are their priority, Chip and Joanna have a lot of projects going on. 

The couple has several businesses under the Magnolia umbrella, and those have taken time and dedication from the Gaines family. They started their business in 2003, and likely never imagined how large it would become. 

The couple’s next big project is their cable TV network, which should debut in 2020. The channel they’re working on will replace Discovery’s DIY Network. The network will show old Fixer Upper episodes as well as feature community, home, garden, food, wellness, entrepreneurialism, and design programming.

One of the most impressive things about the couple is that they acknowledge and appreciate how much they have going on, both as parents and business owners. Joanna wrote about this in the fall 2019 edition of their magazine, 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,” Joanna explained.

Joanna feels her life works best when she lets her worlds combine and overlap. “I’ve found that something miraculous happens when I make space for both: Each is made better by the other,” she added. “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.”

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