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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

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06/08/2018 at 10:13 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

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

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

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

Great weekend for Herc.

An absolutely superb weekend in the show ring(s) for Belatarr Hercules – Saturday saw him take 1st Open HWV and Best of Breed under Gundog judge Garry Golder before being awarded Group 3 in a very large Gundog Group under judge Mr L. Chambers, who also gave Herc’s big brother Charlie Parker 1st Open AV Gundog in another very large class.

The following day was the Southern Counties Championship and Herc scored again, taking 1st Limit Dog and then beating his older brother (amongst others) to be awarded Best Dog under judge Rob Suchett-Kaye:

Belatarr Hercules - Best Dog at Southern Counties Championship.

Belatarr Hercules – Best Dog at Southern Counties Championship.

06/06/2016 at 11:30 Leave a comment

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