Patsy Hollings

United Kingdom

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 90 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 previous UK record ‘Challenge Certificate’ holder ‘Sh Ch Gunalt Harris Tweed’ & currant UK CC record holder in Gunalt De Ice at Stridview , plus numerous champion Weimaraners & group winners for us and others, over 100 title holders in the UK. 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 awards over 55 CC’s within 6 Groups, to include Best In Show, Gundog, Terrier, Utility and Pastoral Groups at Championship level. The highlights of Patsy’s judging career include judging dogs in many countries all over the world ,a great honour, particularly Scandinavia, as I could easily live in one of the countries include ,as the Scandinavians are generally professional ,and have great dogs. I was delighted to have the respect of my peers when I judged  ‘Gundog Group’ at Crufts 2008, and  my first ‘Best in Show’ in South Wales, 2007. Patsy is contracted to judge Best in Show at Crufts in 2025. Patsy has written several books on Weimaraners and many articles on dogs.