|Shih Tzu Club of Wales & West 2003 ||Date : 23rd March 2003|
||Betty Williams. (Dogs)
My first ch. show appointment. I had a very enjoyable day. I had some truly magnificent dogs to handle & was very proud of the challenge line up & with my eventual winners.
Carlos Saevich (Bitches)
From a numerically good entry I thought that the overall quality was very high. I've judged the breed in most of the countries of the World and, in my opinion, only in Sweden one can find similar depth of quality. I don't want to seem complacent and I know there are still some problems, new ones creeping uo, but most of the exhibits were of the correct type, good size, correct toplines and coat texture and also mouth and temperaments were excellent. I don't think there has been much improvement in movement since I last judged, short upper arms, weak and narrow hindquarters and lack of muscle tone all contributed to quite a few poor movements. On sight I found two otherwise very nice bitches with too prominent eyes and a few pinched nostrils.