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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

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

Herc retains Charlie’s trophy!

Continuing with his sensational show year newly crowned Show Champion Hercules followed in his big brother, Charlie Parker’s, footsteps at the HPR Association’s prestigious show this weekend. After placing 1st in Open Dog and Best of Breed under judge Russell Mosedale Herc went on to be awarded Reserve Best in Show under judge Simon Luxmoore, these being exact same awards that his brother won at the same show in 2015. So the brothers now have their names engraved consecutively on the lovely RBIS trophy! 🙂

The 2 judge’s critiques were also a joy to read:

Stunning boy which excels in profile, medium size, masculine throughout, correct skull shape, oval shape eye & colour, moderate reach of neck leading into well placed shoulders, strong bone, lovely forechest, deep brisket, compact feet, level topline, correct amount of loin, excellent croup leading into correct tailset, moderate bend of stifle, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct harsh coat, moved with real drive & reach, BD delighted to award him BOB in agreement of my co-judge & later on to see him get RBIS many congratulations.

Russell Mosedale

My RBIS was the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Spillane’s Belatarr Hercules. I loved his head and expression and he was also shown in good coat and excellent condition. Balanced front and rear he was parallel when viewed from behind and sauntered round the ring with minimum effort and maximum efficiency. I have to mention, apropos no exhibit in particular, that I sometimes wonder just how many exhibitors have ever owned or known a dog that is in really hard muscular condition. Once met never forgotten and it enhances the overall ‘picture’ of the dog immeasurably.

Simon Luxmoore

We were also particularly delighted to be able to see these fabulous shots from the day – the first couple of which really capture something of Herc’s always animated, flowing movement and superb carriage:






 All Photos by Kate Orde-Powlet

20/11/2016 at 22:32 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

Hercules makes his debut.

At the grand old age of 6 months and two days Belatarr Hercules had his first two shows this weekend, and managed to win at both of them!

Saturday saw him awarded 1st AVSNC Puppy and Best AVSNC Puppy (with big brother Belatarr Charlie Parker taking 1st in Post Grad and then best AVNSC Gundog) under judge Brenda Hutchison at the Litchfield Canine Society Open.

The judge’s crit for him read:

6 months baby boy, very together for age. Gorgeous expression. Good bone, front and feet, and correct front and rear angulation. Showed and moved well.

Then on Sunday he was awarded 1st from a 9-strong AV Puppy class at City of Cambridge & County Canine Society Open under judge Russell Mosedale, whose super critque was:

“Wow, what a lovely boy, lots of promise, good head with correct skull shape & eye, good reach of neck leading into well placed shoulders, lovely forechest, well off for bone, tight feet, good length of back, moderate bend of stifle, well muscled for age, moved with drive

This second show was also heavingly busy, crowded & noisy but young Herc took it all in his stride and rose to the occasion in grand style.

Many congratulations to Jenny & David for making such a wonderful start for Hercules – we are certain that there will be many more wins to come!

Hercules debut wins

26/01/2014 at 10:42 Leave a comment

Django Best Dog at Boston Championship.

Had a Great day yesterday – at 3:45AM Django and Tim headed off to the Boston Champonship Show (the first Champ Show that we’ve managed to get to since last summer) where Django won 1st Post Graduate Dog and then went Best Dog under breed specialist Keeley Newman-Jones – a great start to 2014!

Her critique for him was:

25 months, one I liked as a youngster & he his maturing well. An upstanding dog who has a lovely eyecatching presence, lovely coat & colour, liked his head, all the correct proportions. Balanced all over especially on the move. Good depth of chest, correct front & rear angulation. Lovely temperament, he still has some maturing to do & I am sure will improve still. BD & very close to BOB

Django's Boston win s.

Django’s Boston win s.

At the show we also met up with young Belatarr Hercules, 5 month old litter brother to Lyra and full brother to Django, Gryphon, Billie & Charlie.

Belatarr Hercules at 5 months.

Belatarr Hercules at 5 months.

…and then headed across country to Telford to visit two more baby sisters, Belatarr Andromeda & Belatarr Cassiopeia . 17hrs and 600 miles miles later we arrived back home – exhausted but with heads full of our lovely new generation of Belatarr babies!

Belatarr Cassopeia at 5 months.

Belatarr Cassopeia at 5 months.

11/01/2014 at 12:28 Leave a comment

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