Meet Our Dogs


(11/11/08 – 09/03/18)

Phoenix was our very first Wire and we were extremely fortunate to be given pick of litter from Millie of Riyel at Tarndair (Florie) x Leiborschy Wilfek (Mallard). This litter was line-bred back to Quodian’s Zanthos (Chaucer), unarguably one the finest HWV’s of all time.

A son of Moricroft Methuen (Harris) – who was Top HWV Puppy 2001 + Runner Up Top HWV Dog 2002 + Dog World Top HWV 2005 – Mallard was Top HWV Puppy Dog + Runner Up Top Puppy for 2006 and went on to take Best HWV Dog at Crufts 2008. Phoenix had an outstanding debut show year, including 16 Best Puppy in Breed awards – three of them at Championship level – 7 Group Placings (2 Group 1′s, 2 Group 2′s, 1 Group 3 & 2 Group 4′s) 2 Best of Breeds, a Reserve Best Puppy in Show and a Third Best Puppy in Show, as well as 8 separate qualifications for Crufts 2010.

In the crowning achievement of her show year, Phoenix followed her Grand-sire Harris and was awarded Top Puppy as well as Top Puppy Bitch for 2009/2010 at the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association Annual Awards. Phoenix is hip-scored 5/5 + HUU tested.

To date (mid 2019) her puppies have won 20 CC’s between them with 2 becoming Show Champions and 4 siblings from her first litter all having also been awarded the Kennel Club Show Certificate of Merit. The great successes achieved by Phoenix’ puppies resulted in her winning the Top HWV Brood Bitch for 2014, 2016 and again for 2018.


Mingus at 3 years old headshot 2
Mingus (Morehay Lars of Belatarr ShCM) was born almost exactly 12 months after Phoenix and joined us on 16/01/2010. He was the pick of litter from Starshot English Miss for Morehay (Anora) x Nádiszellö Erdei Fenyö Of Starshot (Baro). Besides being one of the top show bitches currently in the UK, Anora combines lines from the world-renowned Zoldmali and Quodian’s kennels, whilst Baro comes from a long line of magnificent Mezofoldi kennel Hungarian champions. The mating was line-bred to the Mezofoldi multiple Hungarian & International Champion Gyarmat Erdei Duhaj who is grand-sire to both parents.

Mingus started his show career in June 2010 in even more impressive fashion with back to back Best of Breed awards at his first two shows at the age of 6 months, followed by Best Puppy in Breed at the National Gundog & South Wales Championship Shows. He went on to achieve an unrivalled show record for an HWV puppy, including:

1 Best Puppy in Show
3 x Reserve Best Puppy in Show
1 adult Group 1
Youngest HWV ever to be awarded Best Gundog in Show at an Open
1 adult Gundog Group 2
4 x Gundog Puppy Group 1 + 3 further Puppy Group placings
3 x BOB
5 x Best AVNSC
8 x Crufts Qualified (from 8 shows)

Mingus was Top HWV puppy for 2010/2011 and is the highest scoring HWV show puppy in breed history. He then went on to be unbeaten as a Junior, including being awarded 1st Special Junior Dog at Crufts in March 2011, 1st Junior Dog at the inaugural HWVA Championship show, in April 2011, and 1st Junior Dog again at the National Champ Show in May 2011, these being the first three shows at which the breed was awarded CC’s.

He is also one of only a handful of HWV’s – and the youngest ever male – to be awarded the Kennel Club’s Show Certificate of Merit.

Mingus sired two litters with Phoenix and the huge achievements of their puppies have earned him the accolade of Top HWV Stud Dog for 2014, 2016 and again for 2018.

Mingus is hip-scored 4/3 and is clear eye tested, fertility tested + HUU tested.


Django 18 months headcrop
Django was the pick of litter from Phoenix & Mingus’ first litter, a very successful union that resulted in 12 healthy & happy puppies, born on 22nd Oct 2011. Django followed in his parents’ footsteps and entered the show-ring in 2012, starting with back-to-back 1st places at the National Gundog Championship (qualifying him for Crufts) and then again, the following day, at Paignton Championship Show.

Django’s terrific movement & carriage as a puppy culminated in a superb Gundog Group 2 + Gundog Puppy Group 1 double win at Okehampton & District at the age of 11 months – the exact same awards that were achieved by his father, Mingus, at the same show 2 years earlier!

He was awarded the Krugerand Trophy for Top Scoring Show Puppy of 2012 at the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Club Awards.

Django really hit his stride when he reached 2 years of age, winning Best Gundog in Show twice in quick succession & being awarded Best Dog at Boston Championship and again at his next Champ show, the National, where he won his first CC. After a 2 year break from the ring he returned in 2016 in some style taking Best Dog at WELKS Championship.

In Feb 2014, at the age of 2 years and 2 months Django followed his father & qualified for a Show Certificate of Merit, one of only a very small number of HWV’s, and only the 5th male ever to do so.

Django is hip-scored 5/5 + HUU tested.


Lyra headshot 7 months crop

Lyra was the pick of the girls from Phoenix and Mingus’ second litter, born 23rd July 2013. Brimming with personality and affection, she is real “live-wire” and is a constant delight to live with and a pleasure to train. She successfully combines many of the best elements from both of her parents and we are delighted that she will be carrying the Belatarr line into the future.

She had her first litter of 12 wonderful, confident and happy puppies in April 2017 with her son Belatarr Jupiter winning his first CC and two RCC’s in 2019. Her second and final litter of 9 arrived on 4th July 2019 and we are very excited to watch them develop.

Lyra is hip-scored: 6/3 + HUU tested.

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Shawn Hook  |  12/03/2018 at 22:18

    Sorry to hear that Tim very sad time for you. Our thoughts are with you. We are very proud to have one of her grand puppies our Rufus the Red. Best wishes Shawn Bev Digger and Rufus x


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

%d bloggers like this: