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Jupiter Rising.

Just a few days after hitting 6-months of age young Belatarr Jupiter (Luka) made his show debut with fabulous back-to-back Best Puppy in Breed, Reserve Best of Breed and 2 Puppy Group placings – Jenny reports:

“We spent all weekend showing but it was worth it! Debut shows for our special Belatarr Jupiter, Luka, at just over 6 months old and he was a smashing boy. So grateful to all the judges who were gentle and patient with our baby boy. Saturday saw us at Grantham & District Open where big brother Belatarr Hercules was BOB and Luka was BPIB followed by shortlisted and then a lovely Puppy Group 4. Sunday we moved more locally to Hitchin & District where Luka was again BPIB, as well as being awarded Reserve BOB and went on to gain another Puppy Group 4. Cue lots of cuddles.”

Very smart and well-balanced dog of just 6 months. Moderately broad
skull, broad nose, lovely eye, ears hanging close to cheeks, correct, clean and complete dentition, strong neck set
neatly into well-placed shoulders, well-proportioned body, excellent quality bone all through, nice feet, moved very
well. BP. RBOB and Puppy Group 4

Martin Rees (Hitchin & District)

I was very taken with this youngster. Well balanced all through with excellent head and expression. Well constructed. His coat just needs to
come on a little more. Accurate movement and very sound.

Becky Johnson (Hitchin & District)

17/10/2017 at 19:52 Leave a comment

Lyra’s Puppies are 6 months old!

…and the time is long overdue for a puppy picture progress update!

Belatarr Jupiter (Luka)


Belatarr Mars (Rufus)


Belatarr Mercury (Freddie)


Belatarr Neptune (Enzo)


Belatarr Saturn (Rufus)



Belatarr Eris (Eris)


Belatarr Europa (Roux)


Belatarr Himalia (Esther)


Belatarr Leda (Luca)


Belatarr Luna (Luna)


Belatarr Pandora (Dora)


Belatarr Venus (Iris)

10/10/2017 at 19:56 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

Belatarr awarded Top HWV Kennel, Top Stud Dog & Top Brood Bitch for 2016

We are so delighted and proud to announce that:
– Morehay Lars of Belatarr ShCM has, for the second time, won top HWV Stud dog of 2016 (DogWorld/Royal Canin)
– Tarndair Phoenix of Belatarr (below, left) has, also for the second time, won Top HWV Brood Bitch for 2016 (DogWorld/Eden)
– Belatarr has jointly won top UK HWV Kennel for 2016 in the OurDogs/Arden Grange Top Breeder Competition

At Championship shows in 2016 we achieved:

39 x Championship class wins
14 x Best of Sex
5 x Best of Breed
6 x CC’s
3 x Reserve CC’s (all won by Charlie Parker!)
2 x Show Champions made-up!

Huge thanks go to the judges and many friends in the breed and at the ringside who have helped make this year such a great joy, and especially to Jenny & Irene for achieving such amazing heights with their Belatarr babies, now Show Champions: Billie & Herc.

Morehay Lars of Belatarr ShCM - top HWV Stud Dog 2014 & 2016

Morehay Lars of Belatarr ShCM – top HWV Stud Dog 2014 & 2016


Tarndair Phoenix of Belatarr - Top HWV Brood Bitch 2014 & 2016

Tarndair Phoenix of Belatarr – Top HWV Brood Bitch 2014 & 2016


22/12/2016 at 17:08 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 Boys Triumph at Manchester Championship.

The second Championship show of the year was held at a snowbound, deep-frozen Staffordshire County showground, but happily we were immune to the cold in the big and well-heated main hall and enjoyed the huge indoor rings, which must surely rank as the best anywhere on the show circuit.  The Wires were presided over by the vastly experienced visiting Finnish judge, Kari Jarvinen, and this was most definitely a day for our boys, with Belatarr’s taking 1st place in all three of the classes in which they were competing.

First up 11 month old Belatarr North By Northwest took 1st Puppy Dog, from an entry of 6, then Belatarr Hercules headed up a classy entry of 7 males in Post Graduate Dog, whilst his big brother, Belatarr Charlie Parker, was awarded a memorable 1st Open Dog, beating both of the breed male CC record holders in the process.

Belatarr North By Northwest - 1st Puppy Dog.

Belatarr North By Northwest – 1st Puppy Dog.


Belatarr Charlie Parker - 1st Open Dog

Belatarr Charlie Parker – 1st Open Dog

Charlie took Best Dog at Boston, the first Champ Show of 2016, but it was his brother Herc who really shone today and, following his two reserve CC’s in 2015, he stepped up another gear to win his first ever Championship Show Best Dog. Fabulous!

Belatarr Herules - 1st Post Graduate Dog + BEST DOG.

Belatarr Hercules – 1st Post Graduate Dog     + BEST DOG.

Special mention must also go to Marie and her lovely baby Matilda, Belatarr Thirtynine Steps, who, after a very intensive crash-course in ringcraft training over the last few months, were awarded 3rd from an entry of 8 in Puppy Bitch and another super 3rd in Junior Bitch at only their second ever show – there will be many more awards to come, of that we have no doubt!

Belatarr Thirtynine Steps

Belatarr Thirtynine Steps


Matilda awaiting her turn.

Matilda awaiting her turn.


18/01/2016 at 15:11 Leave a comment

Great wins for the Boys.

Jenny & David had another very busy but very rewarding day with their boys, brothers Belatarr Charlie Parker & Belatarr Hercules at the Mid Herts Gundog Club Open Show. Judge Lynda Adams awarded Herc 1st Post Graduate and Charlie 1st Open but this time Herc beat his brother (for the first time!) to take Best of Breed with Charlie awarded Reserve Best of Breed.

Belatarr Hercules.

Belatarr Hercules with his awards from the day.


and brother Belatarr Charlie Parker.

…and his big brother Belatarr Charlie Parker.

That proved to be just the beginning, though, as Charlie was then eligible to enter the Reserve Best of Breed Stakes class where judge David Hutchison awarded him a fabulous 1st place, ahead of all of the other Gundog RBOB’s from the day.

Later still both boys entered the Brace Class where they were once again placed 1st, this time under judge Maureen Justice – meaning that the boys have still NEVER been beaten in any Brace class at Championship or Open level – an incredible achievement!

The boys show their perfectly sync'd brace style!

The boys show their perfectly sync’d brace style!


03/11/2015 at 15:29 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

Belatarr’s newly extended family.

Phoenix and Mingus became grandparents this week as I’m delighted to welcome the safe arrival of 9 lovely new ginger babies to their daughter Belatarr Nina Simone (Ruby) who lives in the New Forest with her humans Beverly & Jeremy. Ruby puppies 1 Ruby pups3 Sired by Hillfern Manhattan (Spike) none of these pups are affected by the HUU mutation. We hope that the combination of parents and grand-parents to this litter should result in some lovely, typey pups and I look forward to meeting them all very soon! All of the puppies were reserved before birth and their progress can be followed at: Ruby Pups 2 Ruby pups 4

08/05/2015 at 14:47 1 comment

Belatarr Boys win at HWVA Championship!

A fabulous sunny day brought some equally fabulous and memorable results for Jenny & David’s Belatarr boys today at the world’s biggest gathering of HWV’s at the HWVA Championship, presided over by gundog and breed specialist Sharon Pinkerton.

First up was Belatarr Hercules who was placed 1st in Yearling Dog, followed, a few classes later, by his big brother Belatarr Chalies Parker who was also placed 1st (from an entry of 7) in Limit Dog.

Charlie at the HWVA Championship.

Charlie at the HWVA Championship.

Herc in the HWVA Dog Challenge.

Herc in the HWVA Dog Challenge.

The two boys then went head to head in the Dog Challenge line-up and Jenny (and we!) were absolutely thrilled when Herc was awarded the Reserve Dog CC, gaining him his Stud Book number and qualifying him for Crufts for life, all at the tender age of  just 20 months!

The critiques for the tow boys were:

“Masculine dog with a lovely typical quality head, super expression, strong muzzle, strong neck of good length, lovely bones legs and good feet, super well sprung ribs, strong loins, correct topline, very good hindquarters including width of second thigh, excellent coat, moved really well covering the ground – delighted to,award him the RCC”


“Lovely headed dog with a kind expression from dark eyes, strong neck, clean shoulders but a little forward placed, lovely boned legs, very good ribs, strong topline, very good angulation behind, moved well.”

Sharon Pinkerton

Many congratulations to Jenny and David for such a great achievement with their super boys.

Post win Happiness.

Post win Happiness.

Herc's Reserve CC

Herc’s Reserve CC

18/04/2015 at 23:43 Leave a comment

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