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Charlie’s Triple Triumphs

A fabulous end to 2015 and an equally great start to 2016 for Belatarr Charlie Parker, with 3 big achievements in the space of less than 10 days.

Starting at the Luton Canine Association show, on 30th Dec, Charlie won 1st Open and Best Of Breed (with his younger brother Hercules Reserve BOB) under judge Martin Stone – a nice win in it’s own right, and Charlie’s 49th 1st place too, but crucially the point gained from this particular win meant that Charlie also qualified for his Kennel Club Show Certificate of Merit, an award than only a small handful of HWV’s have ever managed to achieve.

This also means that ALL FOUR of the show dogs from our first litter have now qualified for their ShCM. Belatarr already held the record for the most HWV’s (i.e. 3) from one litter to have been awarded the ShCM, but with Charlie joining his brothers Belatarr Django Reinhardt ShCM, Belatarr Dizzy Gillespie ShCM and sister Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM, this is a new record for the breed which is unlikely to be beaten anytime in the near future.

Then, just 4 days later at the Dukeries Gundog Show, judge Irene Glen awarded Charlie his 50th 1st place and Best of Breed (with Herc once again taking Reserve BOB), but this proved to be only the start for him as Jenny, David & Charlie together braved the cold and wet conditions to take on the 27 other Gundog Best of Breeds presided over by judge Isobel Key…and were awarded a fabulous BEST IN SHOW!

Charlie & Jenny with their BIS winnings.

Charlie & Jenny with their Dukeries BIS winnings.

The boys super critiques were:

“Belatarr Hercules, nicely put together dog with a lovely head & expression with correct height to length ratio. Lovely substance & depth with a good lay of shoulder. Well boned, correct coat, level topline with good width of thigh. Moved well. RBOB.”

“Belatarr Charlie Parker, a quality dog from any angle with excellent conformation throughout. Correct height to length ratio with a balanced masculine head. Best of neck & shoulders. Lovely depth & substance with plenty of heartroom & a good spring of rib. Firm topline which he keeps on the move, strong well developed quarters. Moved with lovely reach & drive. Such a sound positive mover. BOB & delighted to see him go BIS.”

Irene Glen

Not ones to rest on their laurels, Charlie & brother Herc were out in action again on 8th Jan at the first Championship show of the year, under judge Shaun Layton at Boston, where Hercules was awarded 1st Post Graduate Dog and Reserve Best Dog with big brother Charlie taking 1st Open Dog, Best Dog and Reserve Best of Breed.

All in all a magnificent set of results and testament, once again, to all of Jenny & David’s work and dedication to their lovely boys.



08/01/2016 at 14:14 2 comments

Belatarr makes breed history at Boston Championship!

A truly incredible start to the year for team Belatarr with brother & sister taking both Best Dog and Best Bitch today at the Boston Championship Show under judge Jill Peak. Belatarr Charlie Parker was awarded Best Dog and Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM (Billie) took Best Bitch & then won Best of Breed with Charlie Reserve Best of Breed.

Billie & Irene in BIS ring Boston

Many, many hours later Billie then thrilled us beyond measure when she also won the Gundog Group under judge Aidine Howes – the first and only time EVER that a Wirehaired Vizsla has been awarded Best Gundog at a General Championship show and so the highest show level reached by any HWV in the UK.

Group Certificate Boston 2015

We are just so unbelievably proud of Irene & Billie’s historic win and this first for the breed! 🙂

The judge’s glowing critiques for Billie were:

I was so pleased with the beautiful dogs in this group.
.. my choice for G1 was Belatarr Mahalia Jackson, W/h Vizsla, I was looking for a winner who not only possessed the correct structure but was also sound on the move with good ring presence – this bitch fitted the bill & in addition she was presented in excellent body & muscular condition with a correct wire coat which gave beautiful face furnishings & covered her whole body from the tip of her nose to the tip of her toes. She did not put a foot wrong with her true & steady movement, I feel privileged to have been told afterwards this has given this breed its first group winner.

Aidine Howes

3 years old bitch excels in breed type, shown in good coat & condition. lovely head well balanced, good neck & shoulders, good bone, legs & feet, lovely body & balance, good quarters & set on, moved well both ways with reach & drive maintaining her topline. BB & BOB, was delighted to see her take G1 in a strong gundog group.

Jill Peak

image courtesy of Chris Morgan

image courtesy of Chris Morgan

Billie Rosettes Boston 2015


Billie reprsenting the Gundog Group in the Best In Show ring.

Billie representing the Gundog Group in the Best In Show ring.

The BIS examination.

The BIS examination.

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