Thank you to the committee of the Shih Tzu Club Of South Wales & Western Counties for inviting me to judge their Championship Show, and to Dorothy McIntyre for stewarding for me and keeping the ring running so smoothly. Thank you also to the exhibitors for giving me the honour of judging your dogs, and accepting the placings so sportingly.
In general, I found the grooming and presentation to be of a very high standard, but I was concerned to see in some exhibits to be lacking in body and some narrow fronts. Also, we seem to be losing the lovely powerful rear movement, which is to me, one of the main characteristics of our special breed. Temperaments were very good, which is so important.