|Scottish KC (August) 2014 ||Date : 24th August 2014|
||I would like to thank the Officers and Committee of The Scottish Kennel Club for their kind invitation to judge and my stewards for their help in keeping the judging going.
I am extremely grateful for my lovely entry especially in these days of falling entries generally. I am honoured that many travelled far to support me. I was very pleased with both my dog and bitch line ups, which I feel showed what I am looking for in a Shih Tzu. I was highly delighted with both my CC and RCC winners. I thought that the overall quality of my entry was good. However, I was concerned to see that there is still an issue of small eyes spoiling the typical Shih Tzu expression. I found that loose from assembly and upright shoulders was also still an issue leading to stilted front movement. I was concerned that some exhibits had very small heads with flat faces, lacking the cushioning so important to giving a correct expression. Dentition in some was also an issue. However, I did find that many exhibits had better rear angulation than when I last judged.