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Manchester Championship Triple!

A fabulous result and a perfect start to the year at the (snow-and-mud-bound) Manchester Championship Show, where team Belatarr collected three of the four top awards under the highly experienced European judge Henric Fryckstrand.

In the dog classes half-brothers, Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules and Belatarr North by Northwest ShCM were placed first and second, respectively, in Open dog with Herc going on to be awarded Best Dog for an amazing THIRD YEAR IN A ROW! at Manchester, with baby brother North declared Reserve Best Dog:

“1. Spillane’s Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules. Powerful male with correct amount of substance and animated flowing movement. Masculine head, nice expression, lovely eyes, well-muscled neck, good chest and ribs, level back, great rear, perfect coat texture and well presented Best Dog.

2. Collier’s Belatarr North By Northwest ShCM. Attractive masculine male with many good points, pleasing head and expression, strong neck, excellent chest and plenty of heartroom, short level back, excellent rear angulations, good coat, moves well. Res Best Dog.”

Henric Fryckstrand

Then, in the bitch classes, young Belatarr Pandora picked up 1st Junior Bitch at what was only her and owner Zoe’s 2nd ever Champ Show, earning themselves a qualification for Crufts 2018 in the process, whilst big sister Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson was 1st in Open Bitch, Best Bitch and then pipped her full-brother Hercules to take Best of Breed and go on to represent the breed in the Gundog Group later that afternoon:

What a cracking girl who just took my eye and oozes quality. So well balanced with all the required breed details from the nose to the tip of the tail. excellent head with intelligent expression, lovely arched neck into good shoulders, nice chest and perfect substance, strong level topline, excellent hind angulations. correct coat texture. Movement ground covering and stylish. When reading the catalogue later I realized BOB and BOS were siblings and the Res Dog was a half-brother, BOB.

Henric Fryckstrand

An immensely proud moment to watch them all in the ring today, and huge congratulations, as ever, for everyone’s wonderful results!

21/01/2018 at 23:25 Leave a comment

North Star.

Huge congratulations to Irene and North (Belatarr North by Northwest) who today took another Best of Breed and also Gundog Group 2 at Torquay & District Canine Society and in so doing gained the final points needed for North’s Kennel Club’s Show Certificate of Merit.

His critique from the day was:

Upstanding male, who is very hard ignore and presents a beautiful picture when standing. Strongly made dog, with good bone and substance. Masculine but not coarse well furnished head, with well set oval eyes giving a gentle expression. Good length of neck, slightly arched leading into well placed shoulders. Deep chest with elbows tight to body. Straight forelegs and good neat feet. Moderately sprung ribs set well back into a short loin. Superbly muscled hindquarters which he uses to advantage to power around the ring with great drive and ever so sound fore and aft. Added to this an excellent wire coat with first class presentation, I could not deny him BOB & G2.

Kirsty Miller

Although only a handful of HWV’s have ever managed to achieve this honour North becomes the 6th Belatarr to earn their ShCM, which is the most, by far, for any HWV Kennel, and also means that all three of Irene’s Belatarr babies have now gained their certificates – a truly outstanding achievement in our breed.

04/11/2017 at 18:53 Leave a comment

Belatarr wins the SWKA Championship Double

A fantastic day for Belatarr at the South Wales Kennel Association Championship show under breed specialist judge, Bev Smith: Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson was awarded Best Bitch whilst her baby brother Belatarr North by Northwest took Best Dog and was then awarded Best of Breed – making a second time that Belatarr has now won the “Championship Double”.

This was the first ever Champ Show BOB for North, following on from his first Best Dog CC back at National Gundog in August. SWKA is a special event for North too, since he was awarded a sensational Gundog Puppy Group 2 win at the same show exactly 2 years ago to the day!

Huge congratulations to Irene for her fabulous double-win.

The critique for North’s BOB was:

This dog has that je ne sais quoi. He oozes character from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. Super head and expression with a soft but intelligent look. Lovely eye shape and colour. Plenty of furnishings giving his head that really striking square appearance in profile. Strong neck of moderate length and slightly arched. Good depth and width of chest giving plenty of heart room. Lovely moderate angulation front and rear. Lovely harsh jacket and shown in good hard condition. Although top size for the breed everything is in proportion as it should be. Excellent outline when stacked and he didn’t disappoint on the move. Foot perfect he flowed with ease around the ring with ground covering movement. When coming towards and away he was straight and true. I was pleased to award him BD & BOB today.

Bev Smith

Belatarr North by Northwest – Best Of Breed SWKA Championship. (photo courtesy of Bev Smith)

08/10/2017 at 07:01 Leave a comment

Triumph for North.

At the grand old age of two and 1/2 years (to the very day!) young Belatarr North By Northwest scored a fabulous win today at the National Gundog Championship where breed specialist judge Mike Lewin awarded him 1st Limit Dog and then the Best Dog Challenge Certificate, North’s first CC.

….and, not to be outdone, North’s big sister Billie – Sh CH Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM – also picked up the Reserve Bitch CC (her 5th, to go with her 6 CC’s).

All in all a sensational and hugely memorable day for Belatarr and massive congratulations to Irene, North & Billie!

 

 

06/08/2017 at 16:50 Leave a comment

Belatarr at the Annual Awards round-up.

A belated, post-puppy post to celebrate what were, once again, some great Belatarr achievements at the two breed club annual awards.

The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association awards tabulate Championship Show results, whereas the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Club of Great Britain include both Championship and Open show results in their calculations.

This year’s HWVA Top Dog was Sh CH Belatarr Hercules who overtook the breed CC record holder to score this fantastic win and who receives the Arany Bowl as a result, whilst his brother, Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM, was ranked the third placed dog of the year – a super double for the boys – and his older sister, Sh CH Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM (Billie), was awarded second placed Bitch of the year for the second year running, having won it outright the previous year.

Meanwhile, over at the HWVCGB awards, the Belatarr boys occupied all of the top three spots for the year with THE HAUNSPERG TROPHY, awarded to the show male of the year, won by Belatarr North by Northwest, who very narrowly beat Hercules into second place with Charlie placed third – a fabulous clean sweep for the boys! Billie was named second-placed show female of the year for the second year running (having, once again, won this accolade outright the year before) and young North was also named second top show dog of the year overall.

Many congratulations to Jenny, David & Irene on their great and very well deserved wins for the 2016 season.

Young North with his HWVCGB Haunsperg Trophy.

 

 

04/07/2017 at 16:30 Leave a comment

Championship Show Roundup.

In between all the puppy shenanigans back here at HQ team Belatarr have been enjoying a terrific run at the last three Championship shows.

The Scottish Kennel Club Championship, under judge Anne Moss,  brought  a 5th CC for Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM (Billie) as she was named Best Bitch, and, having just moved up to Limit classes, young Belatarr North By Northwest was rewarded with Reserve Dog CC too. This win makes Billie the second highest awarded bitch in breed history, an incredible achievement, whilst North gained his KC Stud Book number with his RCC, another great milestone for him and Irene.

The following weekend saw the Bath Championship, presided over by judge Blake Crocker, where Billie and North both had a repeat of the same results that they achieved in Scotland, with Billie named Best Bitch and North Reserve Best Dog:

Next up was the Southern Counties Championship, under judge Betty Smith, and this time it was the boys time to triumph, with Belatarr winning all of the top three male classes – Belatarr Vertigo (Sabi) was 1st in a tough Post Graduate class, Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM placed 1st in Limit Dog and Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules took 1st in Open Dog, before going on to be awarded Best Dog and then Best Of Breed. This was a particularly impressive achievement for Herc as, on the way to be named Best of Breed, he needed to beat all 3 of the highest awarded bitches in breed history (including his own older sister, Billie!) who, unusually, were all entered and present in the ring on the day.

 

Huge congratulations to Jenny, David, Irene and Vivien on all of their achievements with their Belatarr girls and boys, and I’m very much looking forward to joining you all back on teh show circuit once puppy duties have been completed!

08/06/2017 at 09:14 Leave a comment

Belatarr Boys score at the HWVA Championship.

In the midst of all the new puppy shenanigans this last Sunday was the annual Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association Championship, always the largest gathering of the breed to take place anywhere in the world. Although we were unable to attend,  due to the considerable demands of our twelve new arrivals, the 5 Belatarr boys who did get to the show managed to score a remarkable clean sweep of all of the top 4 dog classes, as follows:

Graduate Dog: 1st – Belatarr Vertigo

Post Graduate Dog: 1st Belatarr Sculptor

Limit Dog: 1st Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM & 2nd Belatarr North By NorthWest

Open Dog + Reserve Best Dog: 1st Sh CH Belatarr Hercules

1st Spillane’s Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules. Quality dog of lovely type with well made & balanced construction. Interesting to see he has the same mother as my Grad, Post Grad & 1 & 2 in Limit. All with similar qualities & type the sign of an excellent brood bitch. This dog presented a good flowing outline of maturity & was presented in 1 class coat & condition. When moved he covered the ground with ease. RCC.

John Thirlwell

Many congratulations to everyone and we’re looking forward to seeing you all soon!

18/04/2017 at 13:32 Leave a comment

North – Top Puppy of the year.

Young Belatarr North by Northwest had a tremendously successful first year in the show ring, the highlight of which was undoubtedly his Puppy Group 2 placing at the South Wales Kennel Association Championship.

We were absolutely delighted to hear this week that North is the HWVA top scoring Dog Puppy of 2015, winning the Leiborschy Tankard, and, like his mother Phoenix before him, he was also awarded Top Show Puppy of the year for 2015, wining him the Leiborschy Flask at the HWVA Annual Awards.

North and Billie's annual awards together with North's two trophies.

North and Billie’s annual awards together with North’s two trophies.

Billie was also 2nd highest scoring show bitch of 2015, with her brother Charlie 3rd highest scoring show dog of the year – great acknowledgment for everyone’s hard work and top results through the year!

18/05/2016 at 11:25 Leave a comment

Billie goes BEST IN SHOW at the HWVA Championship…again!

A simply amazing day for Belatarr at yesterday’s HWVA Championship – the biggest annual gathering of the breed anywhere in the world:

Junior Dog
1st – Belatarr Vertigo
2nd – Belatarr North By Northwest

Belatarr Vertigo.

Belatarr Vertigo.

 

Belatarr North by Northwest.

Belatarr North by Northwest.

1. Ryan’s Belatarr Vertigo, won by a head! Loved his classic head & expression with a lovely eye & well set & carried ears, good neck & shoulders, lovely profile movement really using his sound hindquarters & well made forequarters, he is balanced & a lovely type, a good size, well boned, excellent coat in tip-top condition with lovely muscletone; 2. Collier’s Belatarr North By Northwest, well boned & bodied youngster who still has his puppy head on!  Correct neck & shoulders, still has his old jacket on but his new coat is coming through, lovely topline & tailset, he is balanced with good muscletone but oh what a handful for his owner, when he settles, nothing should stop him. Today beaten by his brother, I reckon these two will have many a battle in the future.

Graduate Dog & Special Working Dog
1st – Belatarr Sculptor

Not quite the head I was looking for but his overall balance & free movement took the class, good coloured & correct shaped eye, good earset & carriage, in lovely coat & condition, he is well muscled with the correct hindquarters, topline & tailset, good neck & strong forequarters, steady up & back but excellent head carriage & tailset carriage in profile.

Limit Dog
1st – Belatarr Hercules

Belatarr Hercules (photo courtesy of Hayley Bradshaw)

Belatarr Hercules (photo courtesy of Hayley Bradshaw)

Very balanced dog of a lovely type, excellent masculine head & expression, good neck & shoulders, good forechest, lovely topline & tailset, good depth of chest, in excellent coat & condition with a well muscled hindquarters, he is quality, he kept a strong topline set up & moving & his profile movement was a joy to see, showed well to win a good class.”

Open Dog
1st – Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM

Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM.

Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM.

Junior Bitch
1st – Belatarr Thirtynine Steps

Belatarr Thirtynine Steps.

Belatarr Thirtynine Steps.

No wonder I wrote nice type, it is yet another littermate to the JD 1 & 2! Feminine head & expression with a lovely eye, good neck & shoulders, lovely topline & tailset, she is balanced of a good size & outline, nice depth of chest, moved soundly on well boned legs & feet, well muscled hindquarters, excellent coat of the correct texture.

Open Bitch
1st – Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM

Best Bitch CC – Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM
BEST IN SHOW – Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM - Best in Show

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM – Best in Show

I make no secret of the fact that I have liked this bitch before. This is the third time I judged her, first time she wasn’t ready, second time she was the best bitch but boy look at her now!  Now the finished package and am very surprised that she is still wanting her third CC. So very feminine in outline & outlook, such a pretty head & expression, I love her type, she is balanced & quality & is everything I want in a Hungarian Wirehaired bitch. She moved so true on well boned legs & feet, excellent neck & shoulders, strong topline & well set tail, good depth of chest, moved with ease & style covering the ground with an excellent head carriage & tailset, the bonus is that she has an excellent coat of the correct harshness & a beard, not an overlarge one, as I am know to prefer less, but just enough for perfection, her muscletone just gleamed on a sunny day, even though we were inside, when the sun caught her going round in profile, it completed the picture. Thrilled to give her the CC & BIS

Pam Blay

Absolutely thrilled for Vivien, Marie, Jenny & David and particularly Irene for Billie’s 2nd CC – Billie is also the only dog ever to have twice won Best in Show at the HWVA Champ Show!

Thank you so very much to judge Pam Blay for thinking so highly of the Belatarr clan – it means the world to us – these results are all I could ever have wished for, and make me so proud of everyone’s achievements – more pics to follow!

17/04/2016 at 12:10 2 comments

Belatarr at Crufts 2016 – in pictures.

Our Crufts Team -

Our Crufts Team: L-R are North, Billie, Harvey, Matilda, Hercules & Charlie – Ethel was there too (and scored a great 3rd in Junior Bitch) but sadly missed the pics!

 

Belatarr Notorious 'Harvey' at his last appearance before setting up home in California.

Belatarr Notorious ‘Harvey’ – his last appearance before setting up home in California.

 

Belatarr North by Northwest - 2nd place in a big Junior Dog class.

Belatarr North by Northwest – 2nd place in a big Junior Dog class.

 

Belatarr Hercules - 1st place in his very first Champ show Limit Dog class.

Belatarr Hercules – 1st place in his very first Champ show Limit Dog class.

 

Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM - 3rd in Open Dog

Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM – 3rd in Open Dog

 

Belatarr Thirtynone Steps - Matilda - stacked beautifully at her Crufts debut!

Belatarr Thirtynine Steps – Matilda – stacked beautifully at her Crufts debut!

Matilda2

 

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM - Billie - 2nd Open Bitch from a very tough class of 11.

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM – Billie – 2nd Open Bitch from a very tough class of 11.

12/03/2016 at 17:33 Leave a comment

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