I would like to thank the committee of WELKS for the invitation to judge Shih-Tzu and my first appointment to award CCs. Overall I was very pleased with my top awards, however, there were a few faults that appeared to be trending in the breed. Noses are becoming too long losing that typical Shih-Tzu expression. There were also a lot of upright shoulders, poor tailsets and most worryingly too high in the leg. Please have a look at the dogs who I gave top awards to; this is what I believe we need to be working towards to protect our beautiful breed.