Today we received a wonderful surprise! Champion Heartstrings Mambo’s Invite to the National Top #10 Owner-Handler series finals in December! The points are accrued over the course of 1 year and we had no idea he was ranked so high.
What a fun Dogue to show. Mambo (BoBo) has been shown lightly. As a puppy he was rewarded with a Puppy Best in Show and 2 other Group placements. He earned his AKC Championship earlier this year out of the Bred by Exhibitor class and became the 11th home-bred Heartstrings Conformation Champion. Despite his size, substance, bone he feels like a kitten on the end of the show lead. He truly “floats” around the ring effortlessly, his movement and athleticism belying his size which is such a pleasure. However…picking up, moving and setting up those “tree trunk” legs in the show ring can require some effort.
We are just so happy for him! Many of you have met him and it’s always fun to see people’s eyes widen and the camera phones come out when they come to the house and he walks around the corner to say “Hello.” Such a good, sweet, solid, balanced Dogue and especially appropriate and gentle with puppies (oh does he *love* puppies, whines and pines to get to them). He is still quite young, we look forward to getting “Uncle BoBo” back out in the show ring in 2016 and are very hopeful he will add Grand Champion to his name.