Miss B Wins the National Dog Show – Tune in Thanksgiving Day!

Career win today!  Our beautiful young rising star Grand Champion Heartstrings Low Country Bernadette wins the Breed at the National Dog Show in Philadelphia!

“Miss B” has had a meteoric show career – already setting records at 15 months.  She became AKC Champion at 10 months, was honored as an AKC Puppy of Achievement, AKC Grand Champion at 14 months.

Today winning the National Dog Show; one of the few females to beat the big, impressive boys and ever win here, quite possibly the youngest winner and maybe the only black mask (subject to fact checking now) – it is surreal, we are absolutely floating.

So stop whatever you’re doing on Thanksgiving day, grab some pie and tune in to NBC after the parades to cheer for her in the Working Group.

U.S. Breeder of The Year – 5th Time!

We are honored and thrilled beyond words to pass along that Heartstrings Dogue de Bordeaux has been named U.S. Breeder Of The Year for the 5th time by the Parent Club of the Dogue de Bordeaux in the U.S. – the DDBSA!

GCH CH Heartstrings Margaret CGC U.S. Dam of The Year for the 2nd time!

And – Heartstrings received a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – The Friend of The Dogue!  The humbling criteria:  “The Friend Of The Dogue recognizes and honors an individual who has visibly demonstrated extraordinary dedication and altruism contributing to the Dogue de Bordeaux in the United States.  This individual is considered to be first among his/her peers with regard to concern for the wellbeing of Dogues in both present and future generations.  By way of example, but not limitation, consideration for this award may include involvement and contributions on behalf of breed education, mentorship, rescue, health, and other areas, over a period of years.”

Speechless, teary.  Many, many thanks to the DDBSA and to our peers in the Dogue de Bordeaux community in the United States for thinking so highly of us.