Iâ€™d like to thank my stewards Joanne Briggs and Alan Small for a job well done.
A lot of lovely dogs in our breed but my main worries are, Eyes, if they are not large and well spaced, the expression totally changes. Quite a few with small eyes.
Mouths, Iâ€™m no mouth fanatic but I was very disappointed in many, more than I expected.. Thanks everyone for your entries.
I would like to thank the NCSTC for inviting me to judge this show. I remember being at the first meeting in 1981 and becoming a founder member. Thanks you to George and Sharon Rose for stewarding for me and Marion Sweeney for taking photographs of all my winners. Mouths are much improved.Still some narrow fronts. Plenty of large dark eyes which is so important in getting the correct expression together with a good nose placement.
Many thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge at one of my favourite shows.
There are still many typical shih tzus that I admire, but we must keep an eye on the taller and narrow ones that are creeping into the breed. Large dark well spaced eyes are becoming harder to find.