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Full Critique for Manchester 2017

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Judge : Mrs Liz Stannard
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stKeytor The Jazz SingerRed and white, small, sturdy, well balanced body with level back, good shoulder placement. Well carried head, good width of muzzle, open nostrils, dark eyes, good earset. Good coat and undercoat, sound mover.
2ndYung Lo’s Who Needs A DressWho Needs A Dress. Similar to winner, just needs to tighten in front. Well carried head, good nose placement. Coat of good texture, sound with good rear drive.

Puppy Dog
1stZeeva Zhivago JWGood shape and size with well carried head, good dark eyes, open nostrils, good width of muzzle, black pigment. Good depth of chest, level back, good tailset. Just needs a little more bone.
2ndSenobles HappyGood head and proud neck carriage. Good nose placement with open nostrils and good pigment, expressive dark eyes. Tail could be carried higher, sound mover.

Junior Dog
1stMiracey All You Need Is Love For Tilbe JW ShCMSturdy, well coated with excellent head carriage. Broad head with width of muzzle. Well placed nose, open nostrils black pigment. Large dark expressive eyes, well set large ears. Good shoulder placement, short well boned legs, good depth of chest, level back firm loin. Muscular hind quarters with high tailset. Sound mover with reach in front and strength behind. In coat of correct texture good length. Carried himself with attitude and well deserved CC.
2ndMiracey Son of A Preacher Man for MatshaUnderstand the litter brother to winner, slighter smaller and finer but in proportion. Very sound free mover, with well carried head, good neck, level back, high tailset. Balanced body shape.
ResSenobles HappyGood head and proud neck carriage. Good nose placement with open nostrils and good pigment, expressive dark eyes. Tail could be carried higher, sound mover.

Post Graduate Dog
1stCh. Honeyshuchun God of ThunderSturdy with good body but a bit long in loin. Good depth of chest, sound front. Balanced head with good pigment throughout. Free mover.
2ndPeekin Archie TuWell presented in good coat could carry more bone and body. Balanced head with dark pigment, good width. Sound free mover.

Limit Dog
1stCh. Sistasu Silver Lining JW ShCMWell built sturdy, balanced throughout. Broad deep chest with good ribs, level back, tail could be carried higher. Broad head, good width of muzzle, good nose placement, good pigment. Well muscled behind, sound mover.
2ndChellanda Take A Chance On Me ShCMWell presented with good wide head well carried on well arched neck. Firm solid body, good depth of chest, firm loin, high tailset. Just lacking that Shih Tzu attitude.

Open Dog
1stCh. Cremefern Sweet Talkin Guy JW ShCMRed and white, very balanced with firm solid body, good ribs, depth of chest, short sturdy legs, level back, good shoulders. Wide broad head, good nose placement, open nostrils, all carried on well arched neck. Sound free mover in good coat of correct texture. Res CC.
2ndCh. Polmac Ice Road Trucker of ShorestarBlack and white in good coat of correct texture. Sound sturdy body, level back, well carried tail. Straight front would like a bit more lay back of shoulder as looks a bit upstanding.

Veteran Dog
1stTameron Mr GivenchyAt 11 years old still has very firm body with good ribs, well arched neck, level back. High tailset, firm behind. Balanced head, sound mover.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stKonatian Class AboveFull of life and mischief, with lovely expressive head, good pigment, well placed nose. Firm body, good chest for age, level back, free mover, very promising baby.
2ndSapphlan Pretty AmazinGood shape and size still needs to settle in front. Good width of head and muzzle, dark eyes good expression. Sound free mover.

Puppy Bitch
1stZeeva ZafirahSo full of arrogance and attitude with her lovely head carriage, good nose placement, open nostrils, width of muzzle and dark expressive eyes. Firm solid body with good chest, level back high tailset and firm rear, very free mover. BP.
2ndRossvale Moonlight N MagicNot as balanced as winner yet, good width of chest, level back, firm front. Good head for age with nice nose placement and dark eyes. Sound mover.

Junior Bitch
1stCh. Tameron Miss Dark ObsessionBlack and white in good coat, high tailset, level back. Well carried head on good arch of neck. Dark expressive eyes, good nose placement. Firm front, good wide deep chest, level back. Firm sturdy body, solid behind. Moved freely with attitude and plenty of reach and drive. Res CC.
2ndCremefern Lily The PinkNot as balanced as winner and could carry tail higher but very firm solid body with good depth and width of chest. Well carried head with width, good pigment.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stShirkeira Just An Illusion at MiddletuneGood shape and size with firm body, good depth of chest. Balanced head with good black nose dark expressive eyes. Enough coat just needs to finish in texture.
2ndSantosha SensationBalanced, good firm body deep chest, level back, good shoulders. Broad head with good nose placement. Smart mover.

Limit Bitch
1stCh. Zeeva Love Unlimited for Maili JW Sh CMVery eyecatching with typical Shih Tzu expression and attitude, full of her own importance. Balanced body with broad well let down chest, level back, well laid shoulders and very short strong front legs. Broad head, well carried on nicely arched neck. Well placed nose, open nostrils, dark expressive eyes, good ear set. Dark pigment throughout. In good coat of correct texture, firm rear with high tailset. Moved around the ring with drive showing full pads and with reach in front. CC & BOB.
2ndCh. Rossvale Secret ObsessionGood shape and size with firm solid body, deep chest, well laid shoulders. In good coat. Balanced head not the expression of winner.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Tameron Miss Black OpiumBlack and white with excellent pigment. Firm body, good front well laid shoulders level back and strong rear. High tailset. Balanced head with correct nose placement, dark eyes. Sound mover.
2ndCh. Miracey Disco InfernoGood shape and size in good coat of correct texture. Well balanced head, well carried, good pigment. Correct nose placement, open nostrils, dark eyes. Sound mover with reach.