Posts tagged ‘Stacking’

National Gundog Championship

What was an extremely hot and sunny day at this year’s National Gundog Championship proved also to be a memorable one for Belatarr. Presided over by Breed specialist judge Christine Morgan, young sisters Iris (Belatarr Venus) and Dora (Belatarr Pandora) met in the ring for only the second time, with Dora joining her sister today in qualifying for Crufts, whilst their brother Luka (Belatarr Jupiter) represented their litter in Junior Dog.

Belatarr Pandora stacked in the ring.



Belatarr Venus on the move in Junior Bitch.

The highlight of the day, though, was Billie (Sh Ch Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM) who won Best Bitch and was so awarded her third CC of the year and her 9th overall – an amazing achievement, matched by only 1 other bitch and two dogs in HWV breed history. We continue to be thrilled and so proud of her achievements – massive congratulations to Irene on this latest milestone for the record-breaking girl from our very first litter!

SH CH BELATARR MAHALIA JACKSON SHCM (MS I E COLLIER) I judged this lovely girl some years ago when there was only one CC on offer. On that occasion she was Best Bitch but had to settle for the Res CC as the dog was BOB. The next time I judged her was indoors when I felt that she was not as animated as she could have been. I have always thought that she was an outdoor girl and today she proved it, powering round the ring with reach and drive and holding her head high with a topline that was straight and true and perfect tail carriage. She is so feminine and noble in appearance yet has power and strength, a wonderfully balanced outline, depth, ample spring of rib and wide well muscled quarters. She is so true in front and from behind you can see the flair over her hips giving perfect balance to her ribcage. Her head is beautiful and her eyes tell you what a kind soul she is. And of course, she has an excellent wire coat and facial furnishings. It was my absolute pleasure to give her the CC at last!” 

Christine Morgan

06/08/2018 at 10:13 Leave a comment

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 the Champion!!

A truly wonderful, memorable day at the National Gundog Championship today under breed specialist Christine Schofield.

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM collected her 3rd CC for Best Bitch and so becomes Belatarr’s first Champion!

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM - Our New Champion!

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM – Our New Champion!

….whilst her litter brother, Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM also picked up his third RCC for Reserve Best Dog.

Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM

Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM


Needless to say an incredibly proud day for us and we are so expecially thrilled for Irene and Billie on their great achievement today.

07/08/2016 at 16:37 Leave a comment

Belatarr Brothers Win the Championship Double!

Yesterday’s Three Counties Championship proved to be a fantastic and truly memorable day for the Belatarr clan. On what proved to be a very hot, sunny day, and from an impressive entry for breed specialist judge Chris Guest, Belatarr Hercules won 1st Limit Dog and the Best Dog CC along with his first ever Championship Show Best of Breed whilst his brother Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM scored 1st Open Dog and was awarded the Reserve Dog CC (his third) – an incredible double win that has only rarely been achieved in our breed.

The critiques for the boys were as follows:

Belatarr Hercules, at 3 years of age he is just coming into his own for me. Clean outline, balanced & comfortable over his ground. Well up to size, but he carries it so well & is without lumber. Strong bone, but no coarseness. Good depth to his chest, neat & tidy at elbow, firm topline & correct belly line to strong quarters which he moved off with ease. Has a beautifully proportioned head, kind yet dignified expression which gave him the CC over his brother. Put down in the best possible order, as was his brother, excellent wiry jacket, to be critical could have had more depth to his coat.

Belatarr Charlie Parker, so similar to his sibling that took the CC, but isn’t as deep in chest & is shorter over the loin. Hands moved easily over this boy, well laid shoulders, firm topline, correct belly line & good quarters. Super head & expression. Best of coats, his owner is to be commended for putting two dogs into the ring in the best of condition in both coat & musculature. RCC.”

Chris Guest

Not to be left out the youngsters did well too, with Belatarr North by Northwest 1st Junior Dog, his brother Belatarr Vertigo 2nd Junior Dog and their sister Belatarr Thirtynine Steps taking 1st Junior Bitch.

Huge congratulations go to Jenny & David on the double win for their beautiful boys who were presented in typically immaculate condition and were thrilling to watch in the ring. Herc only moved up into Limit a few months ago, and has already won three Championship Show Best Dog awards this year (two in the last week alone!) together with his all important first CC. We couldn’t be more proud of the boys and more delighted for Jenny & David – what a team they have all become together!

Hercules in the line up for Best Dog.

Hercules in his Limit Dog class.


Charlie in the line-up for Best Dog.

Charlie in the line-up for Best Dog.


The boys together in the line-up.

The boys together in the line-up.


Jenny and Herc in the Group ring with judge Chris Bexon.

Jenny and Herc in the Group ring with judge Chris Bexon.


The boys big awards!

The boys big awards!

10/06/2016 at 20:19 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

Charlie scores another Best in Show!

A great day was had yesterday at the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Club of Great Britain’s annual show – a lovely, friendly show which was well organised and very well catered, as ever!

Th 5 Belatarr dogs in attendance all acquitted themselves very well indeed, scoring a fantastic 4 x 1st places and 1 x 2nd place between them:

1st Junior Dog was Belatarr North by Northwest (sadly no picture of North this time….)

1st Limit Dog - Belatarr Hercules

1st Limit Dog – Belatarr Hercules


1st Open Dog + BEST DOG - Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM

1st Open Dog + BEST DOG – Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM


2nd Junior Bitch - Belatarr Thirtynine Steps

2nd Junior Bitch – Belatarr Thirtynine Steps


1st Open Bitch - Belatarr Mahalia Jackson

1st Open Bitch – Belatarr Mahalia Jackson

But the undoubted highlight was Charlie going one step further when judge Daphne Bailey awarded him BEST IN SHOW – a terrific result and his 2nd BIS OF 2016…and it’s only early April!




04/04/2016 at 18:09 Leave a comment

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

Great wins for the Boys.

Jenny & David had another very busy but very rewarding day with their boys, brothers Belatarr Charlie Parker & Belatarr Hercules at the Mid Herts Gundog Club Open Show. Judge Lynda Adams awarded Herc 1st Post Graduate and Charlie 1st Open but this time Herc beat his brother (for the first time!) to take Best of Breed with Charlie awarded Reserve Best of Breed.

Belatarr Hercules.

Belatarr Hercules with his awards from the day.


and brother Belatarr Charlie Parker.

…and his big brother Belatarr Charlie Parker.

That proved to be just the beginning, though, as Charlie was then eligible to enter the Reserve Best of Breed Stakes class where judge David Hutchison awarded him a fabulous 1st place, ahead of all of the other Gundog RBOB’s from the day.

Later still both boys entered the Brace Class where they were once again placed 1st, this time under judge Maureen Justice – meaning that the boys have still NEVER been beaten in any Brace class at Championship or Open level – an incredible achievement!

The boys show their perfectly sync'd brace style!

The boys show their perfectly sync’d brace style!


03/11/2015 at 15:29 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

Richmond & Darlington Championships: more wins for Billie.

The Richmond Championship Show proved to be another great day in the ring for Billie, Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM, where judge Marion Waddell awarded her 1st Open Bitch and then Best of Breed (her second Champ Show BOB in a week) which allowed her to once again represent the breed alongside the 26 other Gundog BOB’s in the the Gundog Group:

Billie Richomd wins

Billie having her examination the Gundog Group in the Best in Show Ring.

Billie having her examination the Gundog Group in the Best in Show Ring.

and on the move with Irene in the Gundog Goup.

and on the move with Irene in the Gundog Goup.

The judges critique was:

Robustly built bitch with a strong frame which is constructed well, strong developed chest down to elbows, which are well tucked in, moderately broad skull with oval eye, strong in neck, well ribbed body reaching back to well developed thighs which showed in her driving ground covering gait.


A week later, and despite feeling distinctly under the weather, Billie managed to continue her fantastic form by winning her third Champ Show Open Bitch class in a row, this time at the Darlington Championship, where she was in a class comprised entirely of CC winners & Show Champions, under judge Gordon Haran:

Billie in the Open Bitch class at Darlington.

Billie in the Open Bitch class at Darlington.

20/09/2015 at 22:01 Leave a comment

Older Posts

Phoenix Flickrstream.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 72 other followers


%d bloggers like this: