Herc retains Charlie’s trophy!

20/11/2016 at 22:32 Leave a comment

Continuing with his sensational show year newly crowned Show Champion Hercules followed in his big brother, Charlie Parker’s, footsteps at the HPR Association’s prestigious show this weekend. After placing 1st in Open Dog and Best of Breed under judge Russell Mosedale Herc went on to be awarded Reserve Best in Show under judge Simon Luxmoore, these being exact same awards that his brother won at the same show in 2015. So the brothers now have their names engraved consecutively on the lovely RBIS trophy! 🙂

The 2 judge’s critiques were also a joy to read:

Stunning boy which excels in profile, medium size, masculine throughout, correct skull shape, oval shape eye & colour, moderate reach of neck leading into well placed shoulders, strong bone, lovely forechest, deep brisket, compact feet, level topline, correct amount of loin, excellent croup leading into correct tailset, moderate bend of stifle, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct harsh coat, moved with real drive & reach, BD delighted to award him BOB in agreement of my co-judge & later on to see him get RBIS many congratulations.

Russell Mosedale

My RBIS was the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Spillane’s Belatarr Hercules. I loved his head and expression and he was also shown in good coat and excellent condition. Balanced front and rear he was parallel when viewed from behind and sauntered round the ring with minimum effort and maximum efficiency. I have to mention, apropos no exhibit in particular, that I sometimes wonder just how many exhibitors have ever owned or known a dog that is in really hard muscular condition. Once met never forgotten and it enhances the overall ‘picture’ of the dog immeasurably.

Simon Luxmoore

We were also particularly delighted to be able to see these fabulous shots from the day – the first couple of which really capture something of Herc’s always animated, flowing movement and superb carriage:

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 All Photos by Kate Orde-Powlet

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