Thank you to the officers and committee for the invitation to judge at this show. Tuesday is not the best day for anyone to attend a show, but one so far away from most I do appreciate the exhibitors who took time out to enter and show their dogs under me. My observations are quite positive, most dogs were sturdy, of an excellent type and correct balance and sound. There were a few with narrow jaws and this needs to be watched carefully. The wind did decide to whip up a bit and this put off some youngsters particularly in the early bitch classes. Thank you to my stewards who kept the ring running smoothly.
I would like to thank the officers and committee of the Northern Counties Shih Tzu Club for their warm welcome. I appreciate that it is never ideal for exhibitors to have a replacement judge and I would like to thank everyone who showed on the day. Thank you to my stewards Helen Shaw and Trevor Crossland.