2018 Stats – 9 Heartstrings-Bred Dogues Earn a Total of 14 Titles

Working on our 2018 stats. We would like to thank and recognize the following Heartstrings-Bred Dogues and their owners for earning these milestones and AKC Titles:

Heartstrings Luther – Bronze Grand Champion, Canine Good Citizen;

Heartstrings Nadia – AKC Star Puppy;

Heartstrings Low Country Bernadette – Puppy of Achievement, Champion, Grand Champion;

Heartstrings Little Miss Sunshine – Star Puppy;

Heartstrings Believe it or Not – Star Puppy, Canine Good Citizen;

Heartstrings Ludmila – Champion;

Heartstrings Dream a Little Dream of Me – Champion;

Heartstrings What a Wonderful World – Champion;

Heartstrings Vivien – Puppy of Achievement, Canine Good Citizen.

What is a Title?

Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title,
not just an adjunct to competitive score.

A title is a tribute to the dog that bears it,
a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial.

It will remain in the record and in the memory,
for about as long as anything in the world can remain.

And though the dog himself doesn’t know or care
that his achievements have been noted,
A title says many things in the world of humans where such things count.

A title says your dog was intelligent, adaptable and good natured.
It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that pleased you
however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.

It says that you loved to spend time with him because he was a good dog
and that you believed in him enough to give him yet another chance
when he failed and in the end, your faith was justified.

A title proves that you dog inspired you to that special relationship
enjoyed by so few. That, in a world of disposable creatures, this dog
with a title was greatly loved and loved greatly in return.

And when that dear short life is over,
the title remains as a memorial of the finest kind,
the best you can give to a deserving friend.

Volumes of praise in one small set of initials after a name.

An earthdog, rally-o, obedience, etc title is nothing less than
true love and respect – given and received and recorded permanently.

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Today, our young girl Heartstrings Little Miss Sunshine made a visit and, well, brought some sunshine. At 12 1/2 months old this is a big ask from a young Dogue and we are incredibly proud of her.

Traditionally an area dominated by Labs and Goldens, we are very satisfied to have produced an unprecedented number of Dogue de Bordeaux earning Therapy Dog and Service Dog certifications. Hundreds of hours logged in hospitals, children’s hospitals, nursing homes or assisting their owners with activities of daily life such as carrying shopping bags, alerting blood sugar levels or pulling a cart.

No question it is thrilling and exciting to see one of our Dogues run out on the green carpet at Westminster. Or watch them on television at a big show covered by networks. But highest praise and props to these Heartstrings Heroes who do their jobs quietly, faithfully, without fanfare on a daily basis. It is an indescribably deep, rich feeling of pride.