Judging Summary for Mrs Wendy Cain
UK Appointments since January 2000
|Manchester 2019 ||Date : 20th January 2019|
||I would like to thank exhibitors for a wonderful entry and thank my two brilliant stewards.
I last judged Shih Tzus in 2015 and at that time I thought the breed was in a great place. So many good mouths I commented that the breeders were to be congratulated. What has happened since then is disappointing. On the day there had to be compromises, as not many had good construction and type. Some that just oozed beautiful type were not sound. What has happened to the Shih Tzu kick back, where are the well sprung ribs, only few present here today.
|Leeds 2015 ||Date : 24th July 2015|
||I would like to thank the exhibitors for such a lovely entry. I commend the breeders who have obviously worked so hard to improve mouths, I didn’t find one ’tombstone ’ set of teeth, quite the contrary, mouths were very impressive. On a more negative note, a lot of backends, were weak and lacked muscle tone and function, with hocks suffering likewise. Due to this, there was not many with the effortless kick back that a Shih Tzu is known for. I was shocked to find quite a few with not much spring to their rib cages giving rise to no depth of chest. Teapot tails are on the decline and those that did have them made for a complete picture. Having said all this, I really enjoyed my day and found quality in the classes.