Collecting oohs and awws at every step of the way, not-so-little pup Bruce marched through a panel of judges, two rounds of reader voting and a host of furry competitors to win the title of Little Rock Soirée’s Cutest Dog 2020. Now get to know the pup with the coat of many colors who took home the crown.

All About Bruce

Full name: Bruce Craig McVan

Breed: Great Dane/Great Pyrenees mix

Owners: Laura McClellan & Chuck VanLandingham

Personality: “Happy, lively and always hungry.”

Laura’s favorite thing about Bruce: His sweet, eager-to-please personality.

How Bruce came home: “We told our boys we’d get them a puppy when we moved into our new house. I found a family in Mayflower with a litter of 12 pups that needed a home. After convincing everyone we would only go to ‘look,’ the brindle puppy stole our hearts and the rest is history!”

Bruce’s Favorites

Treat: Pig ears

Park: Murray Park Dog Park

Toy: K9 Tuff squeaky duck

Activity: Playing with his big brother Brown Dog

Guilty pleasure: Chasing the family cats Theo and Peter

Flowers by Tipton & Hurst