|City of Birmingham 2012 ||Date : 2nd September 2012|
||I was so pleased with my entry and had a very enjoyable day - that was the good news. Now for the bad there were so many exhibits that lacked depth of chest also the required width of rib across the back especially in the dogs also the variation in size across the board is of concern. Presentation in most was very good but the coat can hide a ’ multitude of sins ’ if a dog is not constructed well, it will lack the movement we so desire in our lovely breed. Front construction is very worrying in some I found it difficult to fit three fingers between the legs. However, having said that my main winners had all the typical movement required with correct balance, and some lovely minor bitch puppies having to go cardless. I have to say it once again the bitches were stronger in type and substance than the dogs so this makes me worried for our future breeding programme.