Zoldmali Ostor of Lanokk (Imp Hun)


HCH Zoldmali Zsivaj X HGCH, HCH, HJCH Gonegos Lovestreet at Zoldmali

Ostor is Our Dogs/Dorwest Top HWV Puppy Dog 2013


We can’t believe how lucky we are to have Ostor who joined us from the Zoldmali Kennel in Hungary in September 2012, aged four months. We and his breeder had been smitten with him from a very early age, and closely watched the litter develop before deciding that he was the one to join our family. Ostor is from a superb quality litter, and has many highly successful dogs in his pedigree, from both the field and show ring.

We find him to be handsome, funny and affectionate. He is also an exciting and wide-ranging hunter with a very keen nose for fur and feather. He holds a stylish point, and retrieves to hand with a soft mouth. Add to that superb conformation and wire coat, and Ostor is everything we hoped he would be, and much more.

What a wonderful start he has had to his show career, and we are thrilled with what judges have written about him in their critiques. His main achievements in Puppy were as follows:

  • Best Puppy in Breed and Best of Breed at his first open show, aged six months
  • Best Puppy in Breed at LKA Championship Show aged six months, qualifying him for Crufts 2013
  • Best Puppy in Show at Merseyside Gundog Club’s open show aged eight months
  • Best Puppy in Breed at Crufts 2013, aged nine months, qualifying him for Crufts 2014
  • Gundog Puppy Group 1 and Reserve Best Puppy in Show at an all group open show
  • Best Puppy in Show at Gundog Club of North Wales
  • Best Puppy in Show at the HWVA Championship Show aged ten months under a breed specialist
  • Puppy Group 2 at an all group open show
  • Puppy Group 4 at a gundog open show
  • Our Dogs/Dorwest Top HWV Puppy Dog 2013

After a break from showing, Ostor came back to the ring in style, winning Best in Show at Caernarfon & District Canine Society aged 21 months in March 2014, then a week later winning the Limit Dog class at Crufts 2014. He gained his Kennel Club stud book number at Welsh Kennel Club championship show in August 2014 by being placed 1st in a large Open Dog class (his first time in Open at champ show level).

Ostor has sired  some lovely puppies, many of whom we keep in touch with, and as well as being much loved family members, his progeny are doing well in the field and show ring. He is sire to Best Puppy in Breed at Crufts 2016 (Lanokk Violeska bred by us) as well as Crufts 2017. To see photos of Ostor’s progeny click here

Hip score: 7/7
HUU tested Clear

Judges’ Critiques

“Lovely headed boy with a well made front and rear which was well muscled. Moved out well and super harsh coat.”
Rachel Barney, Caernarfon & DCS, March 2015

“An eye-catching young dog of medium size. Good angulation both fore and aft, well ribbed back, good feet. Attractive head and eye, good length of leathers. Good coat texture and furnishings. A pleasure to watch on the move, both head and tail carriage correct. BD, BOB.”
Best Dog
Chris Ryan, Darlington Championship Show, September 2014

“Medium sized, good coat and furnishings. Moved the best in this class. Maybe needs a little more bone for a male. Lovely head, slightly shorter muzzle. OK in front and rear angles.”
1st Open Dog, KC Stud Book Number qualification
Zena Thorn-Andrews, Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show, August 2014

“Male, good eye colour and adequate furnishings. Excellent type, good neck, clean shoulders and strong topline held on the move. Excellent balanced bone, good straight legs and good feet. Moves soundly and free moving on a good length of stride. Excellent coat texture and colour.”
Alex Friar, Anglesey CS, May 2014

“Very typical. Robust. A top quality dog to go over. Good head and eye. Correct depth of chest and well ribbed back. In good coat and condition.”
Valerie Foss, CRUFTS, March 2014

“Best in Show was Walker’s Zoldmali Ostor of Lanokk (Imp Hun). What a cracker. Super head and eye, typical furnishings, long ears. Strong neck of sufficient length to balance correctly proportioned body, strong, level topline and rounded croup, consequently good, low tailset. Legs and feet great. Moved with drive and precision. The quality, balance and condition of this dog was simply great. Not yet two, his best is yet to come and I anticipate a most successful career.”
Best of Breed
Lorraine Bolton, Caernarfon & DCS, March 2014

“Fifteen months male, another nice dog overall, nice head with lovely expression, scissor bite and ears set correct, neck of moderate length which was strong with the correct slight arch leading to well laid shoulders and good straight front and good tight feet. Nice level topline, good depth of chest and correct ratio of body. Showed grace and elegance on the move.”
Les Strudwick, Pwllheli & DCS, October 2013

“Loved this young man, everything in the right place for age, most appealing head and expression, well boned with good feet, correct coat of good colour, close fitting and harsh, presents a lovely outline when stood, moved very soundly with good topline and tail carriage. BP, BOB, PG4.”
Best Puppy in Breed & Best of Breed
Jane Graham, Shropshire Gundog Society, May 2013

“Rangy dog, with lovely balanced head, melting expression. Nice reach of neck, excellent layback of shoulder. Strong topline, well proportioned body. Straight front with chest reaching elbows. Strong hindquarters, good width to thigh, well angulated. In good coat. Moved out on good driving action. Just preferred the overall picture of 1.”
Terry Pearson, National Championship Show, May 2013

“A boy who cannot be overlooked, looks a picture standing, good honest head, clean neck into clean shoulders, good coat and very well muscled, lovely angulation, moves with power and drive.”
Best Puppy Dog
Doreen Smillie, HWVA Championship Show, April 2013

“Quality balanced head with good eye, good body shape, bone and feet, holds good quality outline when covering the ground with purpose and soundly, in good coat of good texture and in good condition. Most promising.”
Frank Whyte (Group Judge)
“Lovely head with good eye, correct stop and good skull, good body shape, good bone, well knuckled feet, holds good quality outline, covers the ground positively and most together.”
Best Puppy in Breed
Tom Johnson (Breed & Best in Show Judge), Bootle, Crosby & South Liverpool CS, March 2013

“Zoldmali Ostor of Lanokk, 10 months male, loved his head, excellent type, good length of neck into well laid shoulders, well sprung ribs and length of loin, good front assembly and hindquarters, moved well. Wearing correct jacket. BP, RBOB, BPIS.”
Nicola Green (Breed Judge)
“Absolutely loved this boy, gorgeous head, so well balanced throughout, good coat, well ribbed, well angulated fore and aft, sound driving movement, must have a bright future, this is the dog I would have brought home with me if I could. BPIS.”
Best Puppy in Breed
Reserve Best of Breed
Sarah Amos-Jones (Best in Show Judge), Gundog Club of North Wales, March 2013

“Nine months, very well balanced and constructed, good front, bone and feet, typical head with good eye, strong well angulated hindquarters, well muscled, moved soundly. BP.”
Best Puppy in Breed
Penny Williams, CRUFTS, March 2013

“Zoldmali Ostor of Lanokk, what a cracker! I think he could turn into something special once fully matured. So confident on the move for one so young (he must have been here before), loved his overall shape and balance, lovely true front, good bone and feet, ample substance, strong in rear, moved very true. One I will watch with envy. BP and BPIS.”
Best Puppy in Breed
Tom Graham, Merseyside Gundog Club, February 2013

“Extremely confident, soundly constructed and well balanced young man with the required wire jacket and facial furnishings. Excellent movement, really together for six months, must have a very bright future. BP.”
Best Puppy in Breed
Mike Lewin, LKA Championship Show, December 2012

“This boy was just 6 months and was my find of the day. A very sensible young man and an absolute pleasure to go over, he oozes quality and soundness, sweet head with intelligent expression, excellent depth and body proportions, everything in just the right place for his age, super length of upper arm which showed in his sound, easy ground covering movement, well sprung ribbing set back leading to a slightly sloping croup with the best of tailsets. Could have taken him home. BP, and despite his tender years, BOB.”
Best Puppy in Breed & Best of Breed
David Crowther, Maghull & Merseyside CS, December 2012