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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

North Star shines in Wales!

A sensational day for 8 month-old Belatarr North by Northwest at yesterday’s South Wales Kennel Association Championship where he and Irene were first awarded Best Puppy dog and then Best Puppy in breed by judge Colin Woodward:

North and Irene winning Best Puppy in breed.

North and Irene winning Best Puppy in breed. (photo courtesy of John Pearl)


A good few hours later North & Irene also took a fantastic Gundog Puppy Group 2 under judge Terence Balfour-Burgess – one of the highest awards ever achieved by any HWV puppy in the UK.

North freestanding beautifully in the Gundog Group.

North freestanding beautifully in the Gundog Group.

Not one for resting on his laurels just 3 days after his Group placing young North had another great day at the Gundog Society of Wales Championship Show. Here he was awarded 1st Puppy, Best Puppy in Breed and a terrific Reserve Best Dog, under breed judge Ed Casey, for which he received this superb critique:

Up to size 10 month old dog puppy but cannot be denied for his excellent outline, correct angulation & pleasing head properties. Pleases for head shape, moderate stop, good eye colour, enough furnishings. Strong neck, well angulated front, good forechest, strong bone & excellent feet. Strong level topline, ribbed well back, pleasing quarters, short hocks well let down. Very good up & back & moved out freely in profile. Coat of good texture, could be darker but this did not detract, should have a great future. RBD & BP

Ed Casey

We’re just thrilled by this super-joyful, happy boy who just loves everything that he does (in any out of the ring!) and never fails to make everyone smile. Many congratulations to Irene for her second huge Champ show Group award of 2015 too!!

14/10/2015 at 21:57 Leave a comment

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