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Richmond Championship Show.

Richmond Championship Show has always been a special show for Belatarr and we have enjoyed some memorable wins here over the past few years. 2018 proved to be no exception and the Belatarr boys enjoyed a superb morning under the UK’s most highly qualified Show Judge, Zena Thorne-Andrews, with Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules winning Best Dog and collecting his first CC of the year, and his4th CC in total:

Lovely to go over, his front is well under the body and supporting his weight properly. Maybe a little thick in back skull. Nicely set ears, sound legs and thick feet, Excellent body and quarters, he travels over the ground smoothly and easily.

Zena Thorn-Andrews

With his brother, Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM close on his heels as he is awarded his 7th Reserve Dog CC:

Res CC. I did like his quality head and outlook. Close up in all respects with moderate angulation & excellent coat. Just has a tendency to rise a little too much over rump. His construction is as above (i.e. as in his brother), very good indeed.

Zena Thorn-Andrews

 

 

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09/09/2018 at 18:05 Leave a comment

Belatarr Brothers Win the Championship Double!

Yesterday’s Three Counties Championship proved to be a fantastic and truly memorable day for the Belatarr clan. On what proved to be a very hot, sunny day, and from an impressive entry for breed specialist judge Chris Guest, Belatarr Hercules won 1st Limit Dog and the Best Dog CC along with his first ever Championship Show Best of Breed whilst his brother Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM scored 1st Open Dog and was awarded the Reserve Dog CC (his third) – an incredible double win that has only rarely been achieved in our breed.

The critiques for the boys were as follows:

Belatarr Hercules, at 3 years of age he is just coming into his own for me. Clean outline, balanced & comfortable over his ground. Well up to size, but he carries it so well & is without lumber. Strong bone, but no coarseness. Good depth to his chest, neat & tidy at elbow, firm topline & correct belly line to strong quarters which he moved off with ease. Has a beautifully proportioned head, kind yet dignified expression which gave him the CC over his brother. Put down in the best possible order, as was his brother, excellent wiry jacket, to be critical could have had more depth to his coat.

Belatarr Charlie Parker, so similar to his sibling that took the CC, but isn’t as deep in chest & is shorter over the loin. Hands moved easily over this boy, well laid shoulders, firm topline, correct belly line & good quarters. Super head & expression. Best of coats, his owner is to be commended for putting two dogs into the ring in the best of condition in both coat & musculature. RCC.”

Chris Guest

Not to be left out the youngsters did well too, with Belatarr North by Northwest 1st Junior Dog, his brother Belatarr Vertigo 2nd Junior Dog and their sister Belatarr Thirtynine Steps taking 1st Junior Bitch.

Huge congratulations go to Jenny & David on the double win for their beautiful boys who were presented in typically immaculate condition and were thrilling to watch in the ring. Herc only moved up into Limit a few months ago, and has already won three Championship Show Best Dog awards this year (two in the last week alone!) together with his all important first CC. We couldn’t be more proud of the boys and more delighted for Jenny & David – what a team they have all become together!

Hercules in the line up for Best Dog.

Hercules in his Limit Dog class.

 

Charlie in the line-up for Best Dog.

Charlie in the line-up for Best Dog.

 

The boys together in the line-up.

The boys together in the line-up.

 

Jenny and Herc in the Group ring with judge Chris Bexon.

Jenny and Herc in the Group ring with judge Chris Bexon.

 

The boys big awards!

The boys big awards!

10/06/2016 at 20:19 Leave a comment

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!

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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

Charlie’s Triple Triumphs

A fabulous end to 2015 and an equally great start to 2016 for Belatarr Charlie Parker, with 3 big achievements in the space of less than 10 days.

Starting at the Luton Canine Association show, on 30th Dec, Charlie won 1st Open and Best Of Breed (with his younger brother Hercules Reserve BOB) under judge Martin Stone – a nice win in it’s own right, and Charlie’s 49th 1st place too, but crucially the point gained from this particular win meant that Charlie also qualified for his Kennel Club Show Certificate of Merit, an award than only a small handful of HWV’s have ever managed to achieve.

This also means that ALL FOUR of the show dogs from our first litter have now qualified for their ShCM. Belatarr already held the record for the most HWV’s (i.e. 3) from one litter to have been awarded the ShCM, but with Charlie joining his brothers Belatarr Django Reinhardt ShCM, Belatarr Dizzy Gillespie ShCM and sister Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM, this is a new record for the breed which is unlikely to be beaten anytime in the near future.

Then, just 4 days later at the Dukeries Gundog Show, judge Irene Glen awarded Charlie his 50th 1st place and Best of Breed (with Herc once again taking Reserve BOB), but this proved to be only the start for him as Jenny, David & Charlie together braved the cold and wet conditions to take on the 27 other Gundog Best of Breeds presided over by judge Isobel Key…and were awarded a fabulous BEST IN SHOW!

Charlie & Jenny with their BIS winnings.

Charlie & Jenny with their Dukeries BIS winnings.

The boys super critiques were:

“Belatarr Hercules, nicely put together dog with a lovely head & expression with correct height to length ratio. Lovely substance & depth with a good lay of shoulder. Well boned, correct coat, level topline with good width of thigh. Moved well. RBOB.”

“Belatarr Charlie Parker, a quality dog from any angle with excellent conformation throughout. Correct height to length ratio with a balanced masculine head. Best of neck & shoulders. Lovely depth & substance with plenty of heartroom & a good spring of rib. Firm topline which he keeps on the move, strong well developed quarters. Moved with lovely reach & drive. Such a sound positive mover. BOB & delighted to see him go BIS.”

Irene Glen

Not ones to rest on their laurels, Charlie & brother Herc were out in action again on 8th Jan at the first Championship show of the year, under judge Shaun Layton at Boston, where Hercules was awarded 1st Post Graduate Dog and Reserve Best Dog with big brother Charlie taking 1st Open Dog, Best Dog and Reserve Best of Breed.

All in all a magnificent set of results and testament, once again, to all of Jenny & David’s work and dedication to their lovely boys.

 

 

08/01/2016 at 14:14 2 comments

Charlie’s winning weekend.

Jenny & David spent their whole weekend showing their boys, Belatarr Charlie Parker & Belatarr Hercules but it all well was worth it!

Birmingham District Gundog and Terrier Club saw Charlie awarded BOB under Donna Kirkwood-Emery and then Group 4 under Vizsla specialist John Thirlwell. The next day at Hitchin District Canine Society he was once again awarded BOB and then went on to pick up Group 2 from a huge group of 21 Gundog Best of Breeds presided over by judge under Ian Sparham – Jenny reports that he was: “showing his socks off both days, gorgeous boy.”

We’re so proud of Charlie, who just gets better and better with maturity. This terrific weekend was just desserts for all the hard work and dedication that Jenny & David have put into him and puts Charlie within a whisker (or maybe a wiry beard?!) of achieving his Kennel Club Show Certificate of Merit….watch this space!

Charlie's Open Show wins

21/10/2015 at 08:16 Leave a comment

Belatarr Birmingham Big Treble!

A truly amazing day for us at the Birmingham Championship show, presided over by judge and Gundog expert Di Arrowsmith –  Belatarr took a record-breaking Best Dog, Best Bitch AND Best Puppy:

Birmingham triple win

Belatarr North By Northwest taking Best Puppy at 7 months of age.

Belatarr North By Northwest 1st Puppy Dog & Best Puppy, at 7 months of age.

 “A very happy baby, up to size already he excelled in skull proportions, forehand angulation, topline & hindquarters. Very balanced on the move for one so young. BP.”

Di Arrowsmith

Belatarr Charlie Parker - 1st Open Dog & Best Dog.

Belatarr Charlie Parker – 1st Open Dog & Best Dog.

“Loved this boy. Typical all through & just as the Standard states, robust & stronger boned than its cousin the smooth Vizsla. He excelled in coat, head & expression, leathers & clean neck. Sound front & on good well padded feet, ideal angles fore & aft, firm topline held throughout the class. Best on the move in this class. A very worthy Best Dog.”

Di Arrowsmith

Charlie Best Dog certificate Birmingham

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM - 1st Open Bitch, Best Bitch, Best of Breed

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM – 1st Open Bitch, Best Bitch and Best of Breed.

“Substance, bone, type & quality. A grand bitch who I later learned is sister to my BD. She has all his qualities, head planes, eye, expression, leathers, front & feet, heartroom, angles fore & aft & a firm topline in between. In good coat & very good on the move. BB & BOB”

Di Arrowsmith

Billie & Charlie going head-to-head for Best of Breed.

Billie & Charlie going head-to-head for Best of Breed.

As if that wasn’t enough excitement for one day North’s sister Ethel, Belatarr To Catch A Thief, also made her (and her handlers!) show debut and was rewarded with an excellent 2nd Puppy Bitch, which also immediately qualified her for Crufts 2016 – Many congratulations!

Immediately following the Champ Show the HWVA hosted it’s annual Open show (in the same ring as the Champ Show classes) and the Belatarr Boys collected another three 1st places, with North taking 1st Minor Puppy Dog, Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Show, whilst his big brother Hercules was awarded 1st Post Graduate Dog and Charlie was 1st Limit Dog. Their brother Kofi took second in Graduate Dog and baby Sabi was a close 2nd to his litter brother North in Minor Puppy Dog, all under judge and long-time breed expert Diane Parry.

Charlie & Herc's HWVA trophies.

Charlie & Herc’s lovely HWVA trophies.

North's three HWVA trophies for 1st Minor Puppy Dog, Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Show.

North’s three HWVA trophies for 1st Minor Puppy Dog, Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Show.

Billie & North's Birmingham awards.

Billie & North’s great haul of Birmingham awards.

Phew!

06/09/2015 at 23:35 Leave a comment

National Gundog Roundup.

Having not been able to get out to the Champ show circuit since Crufts, way back in Spring, it was great to catch up with everybody and to see the Belatarr babies in action again today at National Gundog. So needless to say I was thrilled to see Jenny’s lovely boys, Charlie Parker & Hercules, win the Brace Class from an entry of 20 pairs of Gundogs – this was only their second ever brace class and their second win out of two!

Belatarr Hercules and his brother Belatarr Charlie Parker with their 1st place Brace win.

Belatarr Hercules and his brother Belatarr Charlie Parker with their 1st place Brace win.

Their brother and sister, Billie & Gryphon, won the same brace class at the same show exactly 12 months ago too, making this win even more special. Meanwhile, over in the main breed judging, Herc also picked up 1st in Post Graduate Dog:

Belatarr Hercules standing for his critique.

Belatarr Hercules standing for his critique.

Most improved today, though, was most definitely Vivien’s handsome Kofi (Belatarr Sculptor), now maturing into such a classy boy with a super, harsh coat and hugely improved movement.

Belatarr Sculptor.

Belatarr Sculptor.

In between judging I also got to get a look at the progress made by young Belatarr North by Northwest (AKA North) just a few days short of him reaching 6 months and less than a week before his show debut – I’m so very pleased with how he is developing and it was wonderful to such positive, free-flowing movement and superb carriage in a 5-month old puppy:

North shows off his smart movement.

Belatarr North By Northwest shows off his smart movement.

North gets ready for his close-up.

North gets ready for his close-up.

02/08/2015 at 22:46 Leave a comment

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