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Full Critique for Southern Counties 2018
Judge : Mrs Carol Harwood
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.
|I would like to thank Southern Counties Canine Association for inviting me to judge, thanks also to my two Stewards for keeping my ring running so smoothly and a huge thank you to the exhibitors for such a wonderful entry of 80 dogs and the sporting way in which my decisions were received. It was a lovely day weather wise although it was rather hot as the morning progressed. My overall impression of the breed since I last judged has positives and negatives, the positives include excellent temperaments and presentation; toplines on the majority were level and most were well bodied. However, construction and movement are still a problem in some, a few had narrow chests and ribcages and tails flat on backs. Another concern is steep shoulders and short upper arms, while muscle tone in a few exhibits left a lot to be desired, this in turn affected movement with a lack of forward reach and limited rear drive which affected the desired showing of the full pad.|