Thank you for my entry and how nice it was to hear applause for the class winners. My stewards made it a very pleasant day being very organised and efficient. Generally my entry was good and I was very pleased with my final line ups. Some classes were more mixed than others and the grass which - although beautifully cut - held some very interesting smells which resulted in some exhibits being unwilling to concentrate on moving.
My thanks to the exhibitors for such a lovely entry on a
weekday show. I felt that the quality of the overall entry,
despite being depleted by absentees due in part to the very
hot weather, was very good. Bitches remain stronger in the
main but there are some nice young dogs coming through.
Movement needs to be watched, perhaps it is being curtailed to
Thank you for the lovely entry, which was much appreciated .1
wish I could say all, was well with our breed but
unfortunately that would not reflect what I found. I have not
judged males since 1996 and I was surprised at what I found.
Mouths have improved but eyes remain a problem didn’ t find
much white of eye but too many have small eyes. Also light
eyes seem to be on the increase both in the dog classes and
the younger bitches. Toplines are a problem also, along with
poor shoulder placement mainly confined to the dog classes.
There was no evenness in type in the males. The b classes were
much more even in type and quality, full of plenty of sound
typical Shih~Tzus. I had no problems with temperaments, v
happy, outgoing Shih Tzus with only the occasional one who was
finding the heat a little trying