Mingus hits the big-time!

21/05/2012 at 18:41 4 comments

This last weekend saw Tim & crew set off on the 950-mile round trip to the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show at the Royal Highland Showground on the outskirts of Edinburgh.  Mingus was up against the big boys in his first Champ Show Open class, presided over by breed expert Jonathan Parry. Despite being the youngest in the class Mingus well-and-truly rose to the occasion, driving round the ring in great style, and we were absolutely thrilled when he was awarded 1st Open Dog – beating the Crufts 2012 Best of Breed, along with the only UK male Champion HWV plus the only male currently with 2 CC’s in the process.

Moments later things got even more exciting when Mingus was awarded Best Dog and won his first Challenge Certificate – given to HWV’s at only 8 shows each year, these are the ultimate accolade in showing:

The CC means that Mingus is granted a Kennel Club Stud Book Number and an entry in the revered Stud Book, which in turn means that he is also now qualified for Crufts for life and is one third of the way to becoming a champion, and all at just 2 years of age! We were delighted that his breeder Jacqui could also be at the show (en route to a working test with Mingus’ sister Love) to witness her baby all grown-up and hitting the big time in the show ring! We’re just so very proud of our beautiful boy.

Mingus back on home ground – wet and muddy in the garden.

A little later in the show Phoenix (who had most definitely never looked better – motherhood certainly becomes her!) also put in a great performance and qualified for Crufts 2013 at her first Champ Show for nearly a year, and also her first since her humongous litter of 12.

…and speaking of the Belatarr Twelve, Charlie Parker was the first of the baby boys to take to the ring, and went straight in at the deep end earlier in the month at the National Championship Show, where he thrilled Tim and also attracted a lot of other attention ring-side with his ultra-stylish and ultra-sound movement, not to mention his super-affectionate personality and beautiful head.  Owners David & Jenny’s hard work and dedication certainly paid off when Charlie also qualified for Crufts at his (and their) very first show – cue excited squeals all round! Charlie took the whole thing in his stride and proved that he’s definitely made for the ring…his journey is only just beginning!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hilary Tringham  |  22/05/2012 at 14:31

    Never ever any doubts that this was his destinity!!!Many congratulations on your very thrilling first cc –the first of many I am sure.
    Congrats also to Phoenix and Charlie on flying the Belatarr flag Hilary Martin and the Kushbudar Hounds

  • 2. Phoenix  |  23/05/2012 at 08:00

    Thanks Hilary! 🙂

  • 3. Anna  |  28/07/2012 at 13:05

    WOW!! Congrats guys! That is amazing, he has always been a fine looking dog. I can’t imagine how thrilled and proud you are for such wins. So rewarding.

    • 4. Phoenix  |  29/07/2012 at 09:49

      Many thanks Anna! Yes, we’re very thrilled indeed!


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