Posts tagged ‘Show Certificate of Merit’

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.

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04/11/2017 at 18:53 Leave a comment

Billie makes breed history!

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson (Billie) took best of breed and then Gundog Group 4 today at the Newton Abbot & South Devon Canine Society Open show under judge Mark Boswell. This gave her the final 2 points needed for her Kennel Club Show Certificate of Merit, an award that her brothers Belatarr Django Reinhardt and Belatarr Dizzy Gillespie have also both achieved this year. The boys were the first ever HWV brothers to gain their certificates and now with Billie having made the grade too this is the first time ever that three HWV siblings have achieved a ShCM.

Billie strides out. Photo courtesy of Nick Carter.

Billie strides out (and wags!) – photo courtesy of Nick Carter.

23/08/2014 at 10:05 1 comment

Belatarr Django Reinhardt ShCM.

It's official!

It’s official!

28/02/2014 at 12:26 1 comment

Mingus’ gains a title.

Amongst all the excitement and anticipation of the puppies-to-be Mingus headed off for what will be his last show of the year – the Okehampton & District Open. He picked up another Best of Breed, but this one was particularly special since it gave him the final score that he needed to be awarded the Kennel Club Show Certificate of Merit.

Mingus is only the 7th HWV to qualify for the Certificate, and, at 22 months old, he’s also the youngest ever male, and the second youngest HWV overall to achieve the award.

From now on Mingus full name becomes: Morehay Lars of Belatarr ShCM

He celebrated, in usual style, by chasing lots of young pheasants that have recently been released into the surrounding woods.

Focussing on a target.

Mingus in pursuit.

19/10/2011 at 12:08 3 comments


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