Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association Open Show 2nd October 2016
Thank you to the committee of the HWVA for the invitation to judge its prestigious breed show and for the warm welcome. In keeping with the Hungarian theme I enjoyed a delicious goulash at lunchtime. Thank you to my steward and to exhibitors for your entries and for the good spirit in which you greeted my decisions. Some dogs didn’t move as well as their profile suggested they should which affected placings. There was strength in the bitches which made for some close decisions and I was very pleased with my final line up.
BIS was Pike’s Herlinga Zaffron to Zilvarson, RBIS Salisbury’s Belatarr Hercules, RBB Pryor’s Herlinga Helewise and RBD Aldridge’s Gwaithmaes Shameless. BV Nokes’ Kenmillix Sparta of Eurotas at Goldpaw. Best bitch puppy and BPIS was Canterwey Corrie of Forgun. This was the most difficult class of the day and I apologise for making the two puppies stand longer than I would have liked. They are two really good puppies of different age and type. Both very sound and well constructed the decision went with the older of the two who was more mature and more precise on the move. BDP was Upton’s Tragus Fox Appeal.
MPD (2, 1)
1. Mitchell’s Herlinga Herbert. Promising baby dog whose coat is coming through. He is a medium size russet dog with an attractive head, good hind angulation and correct body proportions.
PD (3, 1)
1. Upton’s Tragus Fox Appeal. Strongly made dog, plenty of bone and 12 months old on the day. Balanced all through. Masculine but not coarse well furnished head. Good shoulder angulation, straight front, tight feet. Deep brisket, harsh coat. Unfortunately he didn’t move as well as I have seen him being a little unsettled on the floor. BPD.
2. Sutton’s Moricroft Akos. A minor puppy who lost out on maturity. Lighter boned than 1 with an attractive head, good hind angulation, tight feet and a harsh coat developing.
Grad D (3,1)
1. Gower and Shaw’s Fassfields Fame and Fortune. Well balanced strong dog who drove well from behind holding his topline to take the class. Brisket well let down, good layback of shoulder, harsh coat.
2. Sitch’ Brown George. What a good harsh wire coat this boy has. He is medium sized and balanced. He has an attractive head and expression with good furnishings, but he was unsettled today both standing and on the move.
Post Grad D (4, 1)
1. Williams’ Ambermoore Diamond Heist Hollowmoor. Masculine with a good russet wire coat. Well made with good bone, attractive head and eye, good shoulder angulation, sternum, deep body, excellent hind angulation. He moved positively.
2.Collier’s Belatarr North By Northwest. Strong dog with plenty of bone. Good angulation fore and aft with a harsh wire coat but wasn’t settled on the move.
3.Pope’s Zoldmali U R Special.
Limit D (7)
1. Spillane’s Belatarr Charlie Parker ShCM. Up to size with strong bone. He moved steadily with balanced, positive movement. He has a good coat and furnishings. Body proportions correct, well angulated behind and stands on good feet.
2Rickman’s Fassfields Tan Divo by Herlinga. Different type to 1. A working dog at working weight with excellent musculature. Medium size, typical head and eye, harsh russet wire coat, good feet and hind angulation. He moved well.
3.Johnston’s Zoldmali Vodka
Open D (6,1)
1. Spillane’s Belatarr Hercules. BD and RBIS. Up to size with good bone and balance. Attractive head with gentle, intelligent expression. Deep chest and body, straight front, good feet. Harsh wire coat. Positive movement at one with his handler. Shown in excellent condition.
2.Aldridge’s Gwaithmaes Shameless. RBD. Thought he would be my winner but didn’t move as positively in front as 1. Super in profile he is strong, well-boned and all male. Attractive head and expression, harsh coat. He has depth and good ribbing, excellent hind quarters.
3. Rickman and Williamson’s Herlinga Heortwode.
MPB (6,2) A very mixed class in age, maturity and type.
1. Stafford and Clayton’s Galicar Game On Farnfield. A delightful baby puppy. Medium size and balanced. Good bone, attractive well furnished head. Good shoulders and upper arm, sufficient depth, good hind angulation. Plenty of harsh coat. Enjoying her day but in the challenge for best puppy bitch was not as positive on the move.
2. Court’s Twelveoaks Maple. Up to size, russet, harsh coat coming. Correct body proportions and depth. Attractive head and expression, well angulated with good bone. Moved well.
3. Drew’s Moricroft Annuska
1. Issitt’s Canterwey Coree at Forgun. BPIS. A quality puppy with a harsh wire coat. Balanced, feminine, medium size. Attractive head with furnishings, gentle expression, neck into well placed shoulders, good upper arm. Body depth and length ratio correct with good ribbing and loin. Tight feet, straight front. Well angulated behind she moved accurately holding her topline.
2. Quigley, Day and Piper’s Leiborschy Give a Tuppence with Swnydwr. She is a well balanced russet puppy with attractive head and facial furnishings. She has correct body proportions, good shoulder and upper arm and hind angulation. Very good in profile. Unfortunately she slipped badly on the floor and subsequently wasn’t confident on the move thereafter.
J B (5,1) A close decision between these two very promising bitches.
1.Newman’s Lanokk Violeska. Moved well. Harsh wire coat, good outline, correct front assembly, depth in body. Tight feet. Correct hind angulation enabled her to move positively and with drive.
2. West’s Genlusa Villany with Junetta. A super wire coat on this young bitch. Medium sized, good feet, well ribbed, pleasing outline. Moved well and held her topline.
3. Keedwell–Wirtz’ Firefrost Bramble
Grad B (3,1)
1. Court’s Honey Buzzard. Excellent harsh wire coat, attractive head and expression. Good front assembly and body proportions. This bitch has a really good topline which she keeps on the move and she drove around the ring from well angulated rear quarters.
2. Holt’s Leiborschy Maia Do One’s Best. Unfortunately she wasn’t cooperating today and was quite unsettled thus she didn’t move as well as I have seen her move. She has depth in body, a good front and feet, correct hind angulation and a harsh wire coat.
Post Grad B (3,1)
1. Pike’s Herlinga Zaffron to Zilvarson. BB and BIS. I have watched this young lady since she won BPIS at the HWVA open show. Very much my type. She is a sound, medium, moderate and workmanlike bitch with nothing overdone. Attractive head and expression with facial furnishings. Good neck into well placed shoulders, correct front assembly, tight feet, correct height length ration, deep ribs, topped by a harsh wire coat. Good hind angulation enabled her to power around the ring with good front extension keeping her excellent topline. Wish she were mine.
2. Johnston’s Zoldmali Mokka. Another bitch I admire. Balanced, feminine and moderate with a good harsh jacket. Attractive head and expression, has depth of brisket and deep ribbing. Fit and well muscled she moved well and held her topline.
Limit B (3)
1. Pryer’s Herlinga Helewise. RBB Up to size, a strong, well boned bitch with very good conformation. Attractive head, eye and expression. Good neck into well placed shoulders. Straight front, good height length ratio. Tight feet. Well angulated behind she moved accurately.
2.Richardson’s Tragus Apricot Beauty of Carlequin. Medium size, good balance and outline, harsh coat. Liked her head and expression. Good front and tight feet, well ribbed but not as positive in hind movement today.
Open B (4,2)
1. Collier’s Belatarr Mahalia Jackson. Another from this successful kennel and very much from the same mold. Up to size this quality bitch stands over plenty of ground and has a good head with melting expression. Good bone, correct body ratios, well sprung ribs. Harsh coat, good feet. She drove from good hind angulation and held her topline on the move.
2.Upton’s Tragus Honey Buzzard JW. A medium sized bitch with nothing overdone. Good russet wire coat. Attractive head and eye, strong neck into well placed shoulders. Correct body proportions and hind angulation but was not as settled on the move as 1.
Veteran B (1)
1. Nokes’ Kenmillix Sparta of Eurotas at Goldpaw. At almost ten years old this bitch doesn’t look her age. She has a harsh wire coat, good length to height ratios and is well angulated behind. She moved positively. BV.
Rachel Newman (Judge)