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Manchester Championship Triple!

A fabulous result and a perfect start to the year at the (snow-and-mud-bound) Manchester Championship Show, where team Belatarr collected three of the four top awards under the highly experienced European judge Henric Fryckstrand.

In the dog classes half-brothers, Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules and Belatarr North by Northwest ShCM were placed first and second, respectively, in Open dog with Herc going on to be awarded Best Dog for an amazing THIRD YEAR IN A ROW! at Manchester, with baby brother North declared Reserve Best Dog:

“1. Spillane’s Sh Ch Belatarr Hercules. Powerful male with correct amount of substance and animated flowing movement. Masculine head, nice expression, lovely eyes, well-muscled neck, good chest and ribs, level back, great rear, perfect coat texture and well presented Best Dog.

2. Collier’s Belatarr North By Northwest ShCM. Attractive masculine male with many good points, pleasing head and expression, strong neck, excellent chest and plenty of heartroom, short level back, excellent rear angulations, good coat, moves well. Res Best Dog.”

Henric Fryckstrand

Then, in the bitch classes, young Belatarr Pandora picked up 1st Junior Bitch at what was only her and owner Zoe’s 2nd ever Champ Show, earning themselves a qualification for Crufts 2018 in the process, whilst big sister Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson was 1st in Open Bitch, Best Bitch and then pipped her full-brother Hercules to take Best of Breed and go on to represent the breed in the Gundog Group later that afternoon:

What a cracking girl who just took my eye and oozes quality. So well balanced with all the required breed details from the nose to the tip of the tail. excellent head with intelligent expression, lovely arched neck into good shoulders, nice chest and perfect substance, strong level topline, excellent hind angulations. correct coat texture. Movement ground covering and stylish. When reading the catalogue later I realized BOB and BOS were siblings and the Res Dog was a half-brother, BOB.

Henric Fryckstrand

An immensely proud moment to watch them all in the ring today, and huge congratulations, as ever, for everyone’s wonderful results!

21/01/2018 at 23:25 Leave a comment

Belatarr Boys Triumph at Manchester Championship.

The second Championship show of the year was held at a snowbound, deep-frozen Staffordshire County showground, but happily we were immune to the cold in the big and well-heated main hall and enjoyed the huge indoor rings, which must surely rank as the best anywhere on the show circuit.  The Wires were presided over by the vastly experienced visiting Finnish judge, Kari Jarvinen, and this was most definitely a day for our boys, with Belatarr’s taking 1st place in all three of the classes in which they were competing.

First up 11 month old Belatarr North By Northwest took 1st Puppy Dog, from an entry of 6, then Belatarr Hercules headed up a classy entry of 7 males in Post Graduate Dog, whilst his big brother, Belatarr Charlie Parker, was awarded a memorable 1st Open Dog, beating both of the breed male CC record holders in the process.

Belatarr North By Northwest - 1st Puppy Dog.

Belatarr North By Northwest – 1st Puppy Dog.


Belatarr Charlie Parker - 1st Open Dog

Belatarr Charlie Parker – 1st Open Dog

Charlie took Best Dog at Boston, the first Champ Show of 2016, but it was his brother Herc who really shone today and, following his two reserve CC’s in 2015, he stepped up another gear to win his first ever Championship Show Best Dog. Fabulous!

Belatarr Herules - 1st Post Graduate Dog + BEST DOG.

Belatarr Hercules – 1st Post Graduate Dog     + BEST DOG.

Special mention must also go to Marie and her lovely baby Matilda, Belatarr Thirtynine Steps, who, after a very intensive crash-course in ringcraft training over the last few months, were awarded 3rd from an entry of 8 in Puppy Bitch and another super 3rd in Junior Bitch at only their second ever show – there will be many more awards to come, of that we have no doubt!

Belatarr Thirtynine Steps

Belatarr Thirtynine Steps


Matilda awaiting her turn.

Matilda awaiting her turn.


18/01/2016 at 15:11 Leave a comment

Belatarr Dizzy Gillespie – Best Dog at Manchester Championship.

In another super Championship outing for the Big Belatarr Babies, Belatarr Dizzy Gillespie (Gryphon) took 1st Post Graduate Dog, with his brother Charlie Parker 2nd, before going on to be awarded Best Dog under judge Editha Newton.

Her critique for him was:

I liked his balance of angles both fore & aft which helped him to stand foursquare with correct topline. Lovely neck & shoulder with good depth of chest. Lovely straight hock.

Following wins at LKA and Boston this makes three Champ Shows in a row where Belatarr babies have taken Best Dog or Best Bitch, with a different sibling winning each time, which is particularly pleasing.

Not wishing to be left behind, a little later on Belatarr Mahalia Jackson (Billie) stepped out into what was only her second Champ Show Open Bitch class and was awarded 2nd from a classy entry of 10 Open Bitches. Many congratulations to all, once again!

Manchester 2014 wins

20/01/2014 at 15:09 1 comment

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