Stephen and Patsy Hollings started their careers judging at Young Farmers clubs nationally.
In 1972, when Patsy and Stephen married and got their first dog, an English Setter, it was a natural progression to show her. In 1976 they bought their first Weimaraner, and soon after purchased a dog from the famous Hansom line of Dick Finch. With their knowledge of stock they have gone on to produce more than 70 UK Champions.
With advice, care and commitment they produced the record-holding brood bitch in the breed, Gunalt Joy. They owned/campaigned the breed's first Championship show 'Best in Show' winner, 'Sh Ch Hansom Portman of Gunalt', bred the record 'Challenge Certificate' holder 'Sh Ch Gunalt Harris Tweed', and numerous group winners.
Stephen and Patsy are the top Weimaraner breeders of all time in the UK and have also bred Champions in many countries throughout the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Barbados, South Africa, Scandinavia and Europe. These days Patsy leans more towards judging than exhibiting and among the highlights of her judging career are the 'Gundog Group' an Crufts 2008, and 'Best in Show' in South Wales, 2007.
Patsy has written several books on Weimaraners and many articles on dogs. She has appeared on television.
View Stephen and Patsys' selection of books here
We attract Hearts by the Qualities we Display;
We Retain them by the Qualities we Possess.