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Belatarr Boys Double Firsts at Crufts.

A lovely day for Belatarr at Crufts 2019, under breed specialist judge Chris Guest, where young Belatarr Jupiter (Luka) placed 1st in a large and quality Post-Graduate Dog class with his uncle Sh CH Belatarr Hercules also placing 1st in his (all-Champions) Open Class – critiques to follow!

Belatarr Jupiter – 1st Post Graduate Dog

Sh CH Belatarr Hercules – 1st Open Dog

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09/03/2019 at 21:07 Leave a comment

LKA Completes Sensational Show Year for Belatarr!

Held on Dec 16th, LKA was the final Championship show of the year and proved to be one of the most memorable that we’ve ever attended. Presided over by judge Eileen Hughes, Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules was named Best Dog and won his 2nd CC of 2018, his 5th in total, moving him into 3rd place in the list of all-time highest-awarded HWV males!

A lovely masculine dog who moved effortlessly round the ring with reach and drive due to well-laid shoulders and good rear angulation. A harsh coat finished the picture. Correct length in body with a firm topline. Typical masculine head and tight feet. A well deserved CC.

Eileen Hughes

A fabulous result and one with which we would have been thrilled to complete what has been an amazing show year, but the bitch classes brought another thrill as Billie, Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM, was awarded Best Bitch, collecting an astonishing 6th CC of the year and taking her total tally of Challenge Certificates to 12, making her the all-time 2nd highest awarded HWV Bitch (by a very considerable margin.)

 “A beautiful mature bitch who moves so fluidly with lots of reach and drive.Attractive feminine head, correct harsh coat, good length and depth of body, an excellent example of the breed. CC & BOB.

Eileen Hughes

Brother and sister then went head to head for Best of Breed and Billie emerged victorious, earning the privilege of representing the breed in the Gundog Group Challenge – what a day!

Best Bitch and Best Dog, Billie and Herc, with very proud Dad Tim!

16/12/2018 at 18:44 Leave a comment

Midland Counties Championship.

Another superb Champ show outing for Belatarr under breed specialist Doreen Smillie-Gray at Midland Counties saw Belatarr North by Northwest awarded 1st place from a large Limit Dog class:

Best moving dog in this class, good head with a kind expression, very good topline which he holds on the move, good depth of rib. Lovely angulation and good clean front. Coat is good. Well muscled and a happy boy.

Doreen Smillie-Gray

With his big brother Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules picking up the Reserve Dog CC:

Older boy than my winner but could not be denied the RCC. He moves out with style and power, good muscle and depth, correct angulation and lovely head and expression. Another quality dog.

Doreen Smillie-Gray

and their older sister, Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson Sh CM awarded Best Bitch, winning her 5th CC of the year and an incredible 11th in total:

Coming up to 7 years old and I have never seen her look so good. She looks stunning on the stand, very good coat. Good depth of rib and excellent angulation. Like my Dog CC is made correct so moves correctly with power and style.

Doreen Smillie-Gray

25/10/2018 at 18:26 Leave a comment

Darlington Championship & the HWVA Open Show.

Breed specialist Rachel Newman presided over a large and high-quality entry at the Darlington Championship, awarding Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules with 1st in Open Dog:

Strong, fit dog but not coarse in any way. Masculine head with plenty of furnishings and with a kind eye. Good shoulder placement, upper arm a little steep. Deep body reaching below brisket, strong loin, tight feet. Harsh coat. Balanced, expertly handled. Moved positively from well-angulated hindquarters. Considered for the RCC.

Rachel Newman

 

Whilst, two weeks later, Breed specialist Ed Casey was the judge at this year’s Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association Open Show and he selected Billie, Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson as his Best Bitch and Reserve Best in Show:

Upstanding Bitch of excellent type, like her head, pleasing eye colour and shape, good furnishings, strong neck, excellent front, straight forelegs, bone and feet.  Strong firm topline, well-developed ribs, good depth of chest.  A little long in loin perhaps, tail well set and carried.  Strong and well muscled quarters, well-angulated rear.  Excellent coat of pleasing texture.  Moved out freely in all directions.  BB & RBIS

Ed Casey

 

23/09/2018 at 18:16 Leave a comment

Welsh Kennel Club Championship.

A great day at the Welsh Kennel Club Championship saw judge Jill Peak award Billie (Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM) continue with her amazing show year as she won her 4th CC of the year and her 10th in total:

6 yr old bitch good type shown in good coat and hard condition. Good head with nice furnishings, like touch more neck, good legs and feet, good depth of chest, nice ribbing strong well-muscled loin, good quarters and set on. Moved well with drive.

Jill Peak

Whilst her brother, Sh Cm Belatarr Hercules was awarded the Reserve Dog CC:

5 yr old male another nice one, good head shape, nice eye, plenty furnishings, clean neck and front assembly, good bone, legs and feet, nice body good ribbing, strong well muscled quarters, moved well.

Jill Peak

Their younger siblings Belatarr Jupiter, Belatarr Pandora and Belatarr North by Northwest ShCM all picked up 2nd places in their respective classes too, so a good showing all around.

 

19/08/2018 at 17:45 Leave a comment

Phoenix

With great sadness, I have to report that we have lost our beloved Phoenix (Tarndair Phoenix of Belatarr). She was our first HWV, the foundation of the Belatarr Kennel and she completely revolutionised our lives.

Phoenix was the HWVA’s top show puppy for 2010 and the UK’s top HWV brood bitch for 2014 and 2016. The mother of many beautiful Belatarr pups, including Show Champions Belatarr Mahalia Jackson & Belatarr Hercules, as well as a record five Show Certificate of Merits.

She was also a massive character, eternally loving and a true eccentric who never failed to bring a smile to the faces of everyone who met her, along with being the most devoted mother and grandmother imaginable – she continually mothered us and rest of her family every day!

We did not think to lose her so soon and her loss has left a massive hole in our hearts and in our household. We laid her to rest under the trees beside our river that she loved so very much. It was a beautiful warm Spring evening, the air was filled with birdsong, the scent of witch-hazel and the sound of the river. As we watched the sunset across our valley our thoughts were filled with the immense joy that she brought into our lives and those of all the families of her puppies…

 

12/03/2018 at 10:54 6 comments

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

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