Hello from Hearth Hounds Stadium in chilly West Springfield, MA and welcome to our Bark Madness Selection Sunday special!
After one of the most competitive holiday seasons I can remember, this year's Bark Madness tourney is bound to be one for the record books!
Let's take a quick look at the selections!
In a surprise to nobody, the four vaunted national powers, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, and Beagle dominated their competition and earned themselves number one seeds in this year’s bracket!
The Mid-Majors had particularly strong regular seasons with both the Dachshund and Pitbull taking a two and a three seed respectively.
The final two breeds to make the brackets with four seeds were the plucky Corgi and the indomitable Pug!
Good luck to all the competitors in this year's field!
Check out the full bracket below and please join us as we crown this year's Hearth Hounds Bark Madness Champion!
Each match-up will include a post with two competitors. We will ask you to "Like" for one breed or "Love" for the other to determine who advances to the next round.
Week one begins tomorrow, we will host 8 voting events. The breeds who make it to the Final Four will be discounted 20% for rest of the tournament. We will celebrate the Champion Breed with a 25% discount for the week!