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Billie wins her Working Gundog Certificate.

In the midst of all the exciting puppy shenanigans comes news that having broken various show records and accumulated 13 CC’s along the way, ShCh Melatarr Mahalia Jackson (Billie) has also now become the first Belatarr to be awarded the Kennel Club Working Gundog Certificate – https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/field-trials-working-gundogs/new-to-field-trials-gundog-working-tests/working-gundog-certificate/

A VERY proud Billie!

Massive congratulations to Irene on yet another milestone achievement with Billie!

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25/08/2019 at 22:09 Leave a comment

Billie makes Breed History (again!)

Amongst all the puppy news a thrilling update: Sh Ch Mahalia Jackson ShCM (Billie) achieved her Kennel Club Veteran Warrant today, becoming the first-ever HWV to qualify for the award!

Billie turned 7 years of age in Oct 2018 and managed to achieve this from just seven consecutive shows. She was named Best Gundog Veteran at 5 of those shows, at two of which she went on to be named Best Veteran in show, whilst she also collected 2nd Gundog Veteran at two further shows.

Billie is, of course, the first and still the only HWV ever to win a UK Championship Show Group, and her extraordinary achievements never cease to amaze and delight us.

Huge congratulations to Irene for this latest incredible milestone.

27/07/2019 at 18:37 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

National Gundog Championship

What was an extremely hot and sunny day at this year’s National Gundog Championship proved also to be a memorable one for Belatarr. Presided over by Breed specialist judge Christine Morgan, young sisters Iris (Belatarr Venus) and Dora (Belatarr Pandora) met in the ring for only the second time, with Dora joining her sister today in qualifying for Crufts, whilst their brother Luka (Belatarr Jupiter) represented their litter in Junior Dog.

Belatarr Pandora stacked in the ring.

 

 

Belatarr Venus on the move in Junior Bitch.

The highlight of the day, though, was Billie (Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM) who won Best Bitch and was so awarded her third CC of the year and her 9th overall – an amazing achievement, matched by only 1 other bitch and two dogs in HWV breed history. We continue to be thrilled and so proud of her achievements – massive congratulations to Irene on this latest milestone for the record-breaking girl from our very first litter!

SH CH BELATARR MAHALIA JACKSON SHCM (MS I E COLLIER) I judged this lovely girl some years ago when there was only one CC on offer. On that occasion she was Best Bitch but had to settle for the Res CC as the dog was BOB. The next time I judged her was indoors when I felt that she was not as animated as she could have been. I have always thought that she was an outdoor girl and today she proved it, powering round the ring with reach and drive and holding her head high with a topline that was straight and true and perfect tail carriage. She is so feminine and noble in appearance yet has power and strength, a wonderfully balanced outline, depth, ample spring of rib and wide well muscled quarters. She is so true in front and from behind you can see the flair over her hips giving perfect balance to her ribcage. Her head is beautiful and her eyes tell you what a kind soul she is. And of course, she has an excellent wire coat and facial furnishings. It was my absolute pleasure to give her the CC at last!” 

Christine Morgan

06/08/2018 at 10:13 Leave a comment

Scottish Triumph for Billie.

Huge congratulations to Irene and Billie – Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM – who managed to win a 7th Challenge Certificate along with Best Of Breed under Judge Jeff Horswell at the Scottish Championship Show this last weekend. This win even further cements Billie’s position as the 2nd most highly awarded bitch in breed history and we couldn’t be more delighted 🙂

The judge’s critique was as follows:

Really lovely b. She has a fem head. Correct neck. Well laid shoulder. Upper arm is upright. Super body. Level topline. Good rear. V easy mover. Enough coat of correct texture. CC & BOB

Jeff Horswell

22/05/2018 at 15:43 Leave a comment

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