Belatarr HWV’s – An Introduction.

Mingus at 3 years old headshot 2Django 18 months headcrop    Morehay Lars of Belatarr ShCM      Belatarr Django Reinhardt ShCM            Tarndair Phoenix of Belatarr
Top HWV Stud Dog 2014, 2016, 2018     Top HWVC Puppy 2012            Top HWV Brood Bitch 2014, 2016, 2018


Welcome to the Belatarr Blog – a record of our Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas, from our foundation dogs, Phoenix & Mingus through the subsequent generations of 60 Belatarr puppies, including our own Django, Lyra and Aja

Details of each of our own four dogs can be found at the Meet The  Dogs link at the top of the page, whilst the exploits and adventures of all of the extended Belatarr clan can be found on the blog posts below.

01/01/2009 at 16:51 13 comments

Week 3 Puppy Update

Big changes this week as the pups’ eyesight and hearing come fully online, their walking grows stronger and more stable and they start to explore their new world. We can now finally see their rapidly developing heads properly too, so without further ado, these are their 3-week-old headshots:

Miss Lime.

Miss Pink

Miss Purple

Miss Yellow

Mr Red – Belatarr Kodiak

And not forgetting, some action shots as the pups romp (and chew) together.

Ready to break out.

Then back for a snooze.

11/05/2022 at 18:08 2 comments

Week 2 Puppy Update.

A big week for the youngsters, with their first attempts to walk (the wobbly spider phase) starting on day 11 and Miss Purple taking the lead by opening one eye on the evening of day 12. Everyone’s eyes are just about semi-open now, (day 14) but it will be a blurry further week or so before things come into proper focus and they can finally see where they are. The past few days have also seen (or heard, at least) a variety of mini barks and sleep baby-growls and squeaks as their ears have opened and they start to practise their vocal skills.

A whorl of puppies.

In the holding bay whilst their bedding is changed.

Miss Purple sleep-suckling, Miss Pink snoozes on.

It’s exhausting work, being 14 days old.

Using a sister as a pillow.

Miss Lime

Miss Pink

Miss Purple

Miss Yellow

Mr Red (Belatarr Kodiak)

04/05/2022 at 15:28 1 comment

Week 1 Puppy Update.

7 days in and both mum, Aja, and her 5 pups are all thriving. With relatively little competition for food resources, all 5 youngsters doubled their birth weight in 7 days, which is definitely not something we’ve experienced with our previous larger litters, otherwise it’s a hectic round of sleeping and digesting for the new arrivals.

01/05/2022 at 10:03 1 comment

Puppies Arrive!

We are thrilled to be able to announce the safe arrival of our new generation of Belatarr puppies. 4 girls and 1 boy, all wriggling, chirruping and feeding vigorously! Proud mum Aja is wonderfully attentive and maternal but also very happy to resume her pre-pregnancy athletic lifestyle, now that she’s no longer carrying all that extra weight with her.


22/04/2022 at 13:52 3 comments

Announcing Our New Litter

It is with great excitement and anticipation that we can announce our next generation of Belatarr puppies.

Our beloved girl Belatarr Asia (Aja) has been confirmed in whelp to Show Champion Aldozovolgyi-Drotos Nador at Enryb JW Sh CM (IMP HUN) (Peter)

This is a long-awaited and carefully planned union that we hope will build upon the strengths that we have established with our very successful previous litters. Aja, sired by Champion Zoldmali Szeles Morganna JW, is a very feminine girl who combines an exceptionally pretty head with a superb, deep-russet wire coat and has the most wonderfully affectionate temperament – a constant joy to live with!

Belatarr Asia.

Show Champion Peter, from the well-known Enryb Kennel, is one of the country’s top show HWV’s. He is the sire of the Crufts 2022 Best of Breed winner and is also a sound working dog which he combines with a very gentle, playful and affectionate nature.

Show Champion Aldozovolgyi-Drotos Nador at Enryb JW Sh CM (IMP HUN) (Peter)

This mating is the first to bring together two of the UK’s top Show Champions and, in combination with our own champion show-line, we have high hopes that some very promising puppies may result.

17/04/2022 at 10:56 1 comment

Belatarr Boys win at Mid-Western Gundog.

Many congratulations to Jenny & David for a fantastic collection of results with their Belatarr boys at this years’ Mid Westen Gundog Show. Jenny writes:

Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM was 3rd in Veteran 7 to 9 years and then 1st in AV Open Dog or Bitch.
Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules was 1st HWV Open Dog HWV with Belatarr Jupiter (Luka) 2nd in that same class, His uncle Herc then went Best of Breed under breed specialist Tanya Pryer.
Next up, Charlie & Herc were 1st in the AV Brace Class and Luka was 1st in the huge Cancer Research In Dogs Open Stakes under Carole Coode, winning a lovely pair of bronze bookends
Herc then went on to take Best In Show 4 from a pretty much full gundog representation at the end of the day under judge Judith Carruthers.

ShCh Belatarr Hercules in the Best in Show Lineup.

Fabulous haul of wins for the day!

02/03/2020 at 13:06 Leave a comment

Luka wins Best in Show!

David & Jenny achieved a really stunning win with Lyra’s son, Belatarr Jupiter (Luka) at the Bedford & District Canine Society this weekend. He won Best of Breed and then took Gundog Group 1 under judge Chris Hill, before being named Best in Show by judge Jane Lilley, collecting a rather fine trophy and set of rosettes along the way! Only the second time that a Belatarr has been awarded Best in Show, Luka also becomes one of the very, very few HWV’s to ever achieve this at al all-Group show in the UK. We are thrilled and proud in equal measure.


22/09/2019 at 11:30 Leave a comment

Luka wins his 2nd CC.

Fabulous results from the Richmond Championship show this afternoon, where Lyra’s son, young Belatarr Jupiter (Luka) was awarded Best Dog & his second Challenge Certificate along with Best of Breed, also for the second time, following the same result in June at Windsor Championship.

Judge Jeff Horswell then also awarded Luka’s uncle, Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM, the Reserve Dog CC along with Vest Veteran in Breed & Luka’s Show Champion Uncle Belatarr Hercules 1st in Open Dog too.

Many congratulations to Jenny & David on another great day with their boys – we are super proud and excited today!

08/09/2019 at 18:37 Leave a comment

Big win For Belatarr Venus.

Lyra’s puppies have been enjoying some top results this year and another big day was had by young Belatarr Venus (Iris) who had two different shows at the same venue on 24th Aug. First came the North Riding Gundog Club where she was awarded 1st in Graduate and RBOB, then the main event came next at the North of England HPR Club Show where she took 1st in Post Graduate and went Best of Breed under judge Ashleigh Frost before going on to take Reserve Best in Show under judge Leslie Forfar.

Big congratulations to Andy and Alyson for their super day!

From an impressive line-up of BOBs, I shortlisted 4 for further consideration…. RBIS Forster’s Belatarr Venus. Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla. A bitch with substance whilst remaining feminine. Head and expression typical of her breed. Correct reach of neck into well-laid shoulders. Big ribbed body. She stands on well-boned legs with good feet. Presented in hard condition and in good harsh wiry coat. Moved well with reach and drive.

Leslie Forfar

28/08/2019 at 13:47 Leave a comment

Billie wins her Working Gundog Certificate.

In the midst of all the exciting puppy shenanigans comes news that having broken various show records and accumulated 13 CC’s along the way, ShCh Melatarr Mahalia Jackson (Billie) has also now become the first Belatarr to be awarded the Kennel Club Working Gundog Certificate –

A VERY proud Billie!

Massive congratulations to Irene on yet another milestone achievement with Billie!

25/08/2019 at 22:09 Leave a comment

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