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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

Billie goes BEST IN SHOW at the HWVA Championship…again!

A simply amazing day for Belatarr at yesterday’s HWVA Championship – the biggest annual gathering of the breed anywhere in the world:

Junior Dog
1st – Belatarr Vertigo
2nd – Belatarr North By Northwest

Belatarr Vertigo.

Belatarr Vertigo.

 

Belatarr North by Northwest.

Belatarr North by Northwest.

1. Ryan’s Belatarr Vertigo, won by a head! Loved his classic head & expression with a lovely eye & well set & carried ears, good neck & shoulders, lovely profile movement really using his sound hindquarters & well made forequarters, he is balanced & a lovely type, a good size, well boned, excellent coat in tip-top condition with lovely muscletone; 2. Collier’s Belatarr North By Northwest, well boned & bodied youngster who still has his puppy head on!  Correct neck & shoulders, still has his old jacket on but his new coat is coming through, lovely topline & tailset, he is balanced with good muscletone but oh what a handful for his owner, when he settles, nothing should stop him. Today beaten by his brother, I reckon these two will have many a battle in the future.

Graduate Dog & Special Working Dog
1st – Belatarr Sculptor

Not quite the head I was looking for but his overall balance & free movement took the class, good coloured & correct shaped eye, good earset & carriage, in lovely coat & condition, he is well muscled with the correct hindquarters, topline & tailset, good neck & strong forequarters, steady up & back but excellent head carriage & tailset carriage in profile.

Limit Dog
1st – Belatarr Hercules

Belatarr Hercules (photo courtesy of Hayley Bradshaw)

Belatarr Hercules (photo courtesy of Hayley Bradshaw)

Very balanced dog of a lovely type, excellent masculine head & expression, good neck & shoulders, good forechest, lovely topline & tailset, good depth of chest, in excellent coat & condition with a well muscled hindquarters, he is quality, he kept a strong topline set up & moving & his profile movement was a joy to see, showed well to win a good class.”

Open Dog
1st – Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM

Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM.

Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM.

Junior Bitch
1st – Belatarr Thirtynine Steps

Belatarr Thirtynine Steps.

Belatarr Thirtynine Steps.

No wonder I wrote nice type, it is yet another littermate to the JD 1 & 2! Feminine head & expression with a lovely eye, good neck & shoulders, lovely topline & tailset, she is balanced of a good size & outline, nice depth of chest, moved soundly on well boned legs & feet, well muscled hindquarters, excellent coat of the correct texture.

Open Bitch
1st – Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM

Best Bitch CC – Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM
BEST IN SHOW – Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM - Best in Show

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM – Best in Show

I make no secret of the fact that I have liked this bitch before. This is the third time I judged her, first time she wasn’t ready, second time she was the best bitch but boy look at her now!  Now the finished package and am very surprised that she is still wanting her third CC. So very feminine in outline & outlook, such a pretty head & expression, I love her type, she is balanced & quality & is everything I want in a Hungarian Wirehaired bitch. She moved so true on well boned legs & feet, excellent neck & shoulders, strong topline & well set tail, good depth of chest, moved with ease & style covering the ground with an excellent head carriage & tailset, the bonus is that she has an excellent coat of the correct harshness & a beard, not an overlarge one, as I am know to prefer less, but just enough for perfection, her muscletone just gleamed on a sunny day, even though we were inside, when the sun caught her going round in profile, it completed the picture. Thrilled to give her the CC & BIS

Pam Blay

Absolutely thrilled for Vivien, Marie, Jenny & David and particularly Irene for Billie’s 2nd CC – Billie is also the only dog ever to have twice won Best in Show at the HWVA Champ Show!

Thank you so very much to judge Pam Blay for thinking so highly of the Belatarr clan – it means the world to us – these results are all I could ever have wished for, and make me so proud of everyone’s achievements – more pics to follow!

17/04/2016 at 12:10 2 comments

Belatarr Boys win at HWVA Championship!

A fabulous sunny day brought some equally fabulous and memorable results for Jenny & David’s Belatarr boys today at the world’s biggest gathering of HWV’s at the HWVA Championship, presided over by gundog and breed specialist Sharon Pinkerton.

First up was Belatarr Hercules who was placed 1st in Yearling Dog, followed, a few classes later, by his big brother Belatarr Chalies Parker who was also placed 1st (from an entry of 7) in Limit Dog.

Charlie at the HWVA Championship.

Charlie at the HWVA Championship.

Herc in the HWVA Dog Challenge.

Herc in the HWVA Dog Challenge.

The two boys then went head to head in the Dog Challenge line-up and Jenny (and we!) were absolutely thrilled when Herc was awarded the Reserve Dog CC, gaining him his Stud Book number and qualifying him for Crufts for life, all at the tender age of  just 20 months!

The critiques for the tow boys were:

BELATARR HERCULES
“Masculine dog with a lovely typical quality head, super expression, strong muzzle, strong neck of good length, lovely bones legs and good feet, super well sprung ribs, strong loins, correct topline, very good hindquarters including width of second thigh, excellent coat, moved really well covering the ground – delighted to,award him the RCC”

BELATARR CHARLIE PARKER

“Lovely headed dog with a kind expression from dark eyes, strong neck, clean shoulders but a little forward placed, lovely boned legs, very good ribs, strong topline, very good angulation behind, moved well.”

Sharon Pinkerton

Many congratulations to Jenny and David for such a great achievement with their super boys.

Post win Happiness.

Post win Happiness.

Herc's Reserve CC

Herc’s Reserve CC

18/04/2015 at 23:43 Leave a comment


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