Whether Champion, pet or rescue, our dogs are, first and foremost, family members. They live in our home, sleep in our bed, and lounge on the furniture. We feel proper socialization is imperative to the well-rounded Bordeaux and they go most everywhere with us; the office, Home Depot, outdoor cafes and restaurants.  We do not sell to breeders, desiring to keep our lines private and exclusive, and welcome applications from top-tier pet homes.  We concentrate in one breed and one breed only.  Our Champion males are not advertised or offered for stud service outside of our program.  You will not find outdoor kennels or runs at Heartstrings.

Four-time Winner of US Breeder of The Year.  We are AKC Bronze Breeders of Merit and to date have produced 28 AKC Titled Dogues.  We have also received several Invites to the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show (only the Top #5 in annual breed standing Invited), and have qualified for the Crufts show in England.

Health is top priority.  We have produced the highest number of CHIC health qualifying Dogues in the US.  We perform all health testing recommended by the DDBSA:  heart on echocardiogram by a board certified cardiologist; OFA shoulders, OFA elbows and Penn hips.  Our health information may be found on the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals website and we also have digital films available for you or your veterinarian’s review.

We are active members of the DDBSA, Joy a Director and Officer and member of the Health Committee.  Participation in the breed club is a responsibility to the furtherance of the breed that all breeders, pet owners, show participants or owners of rescues bear.

Joy has also judged multi-breed conformation matches.  Not just a wonderful compliment from her peers in the dog community, but a unique opportunity to develop a working knowledge of standards and a keen eye for structure, angulation, balance, movement and harmony in multiple breeds across the board.

Proud to be producing lovely, healthy, correct Dogues with wonderful temperaments and most of all enjoying every day with our beloveds.  We look forward to hearing from you and talking “Dogues.”