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Full Critique for Border Union 2021

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Judge : Mr Steve Brown
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.

I’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, I’m no mouth fanatic but I was very disappointed in many, more than I expected.. Thanks everyone for your entries.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stMifcahs The Young Pretender8m g/w. Mature puppy with a broad head and masculine expression. Good mouth, well balanced with a good neck, level topline and high set tail, all of which showed on the move. Good driving rear action. Well bodied. Best Puppy. In Breed
2ndTameron Mr Black Is Back6 and a half months b/w baby. Nice size quality puppy. Lovely head and expression. Ex wide spaced eyes of correct size. Good chest and front. Ex balance with level topline, moved freely with style.

Junior Dog
1stSantosha Dark Secret With CoursaniSolid Black, not long out of puppy and maturing well. Such a lovely head and expression. Broad, good width all through, mouth, chest, ribcage and rear end. So well balanced. Moving with style and freedom. Ex rear drive with no sign of any exaggeration. Worthy RCC winner.
2ndCarlita Remember To Dream13 month cream and white, unlucky to meet 1. Lovely head eye and expression. Well bodied with a level topline which he kept on the move. Good balance and moving well both ways.

Novice Dog
1stTameron Mr Gold XcessG/W, not in his best coat but he has a lovely head and expression. Large dark eyes and ex mouth. Good ribcage and high set tail. Moved OK when settled with good width behind.
2ndMilliemouse HurricaneB/W, preferred the head and mouth of 1. He’s a masculine boy with a good body and highly carried tail. Moved OK once settled.

Yearling Dog
1stShihmali Solar FlareSolid Gold, standing freely showing off his natural balance. Lovely broad head with well spaced eyes and a good mouth. Good width between his front legs. Level topline, good neck and tail balance. Moved well both ways.
2ndSantosha The Winter Soldier At HoneyshuchunG/w boy of ex type. Lovely head and expression with an upturned nose. Good width of skull and wide jaw. Well, bodied with a level topline, nicely set on tail and moving well both ways. Just needs to finish in coat.

Graduate Dog
1stCharonnis Vegas High RollerSolid Gold, a boy I’ve always liked. Such a fantastic head, large dark well spaced eyes, upturned nose and ex broad jaw. Well bodied, good chest, neck and tail balance. Good front and rear movement. He doesn’t always move to his advantage, one to watch when he does.
2ndTameron Mr Gold XcessG/W, not in his best coat but he has a lovely head and expression. Large dark eyes and ex mouth. Good ribcage and high set tail. Moved OK when settled with good width behind.
3rdMilliemouse HurricaneB/W, preferred the head and mouth of 1. He’s a masculine boy with a good body and highly carried tail. Moved OK once settled.

Post Graduate Dog
1stMarbo Whatever You WantG/W. Lovely broad head and wide spaced eyes. Nice typical expression. Good mouth, well bodied with a good topline. Lovely balance on the move, going well both ways.
2ndPaliden Simply A Star With WharfeviewSolid Gold. A lovely masculine head and expression, ex mouth, very well bodied with an ex ribcage and level topline. Moved well, just preferred the balance of 1.

Limit Dog
1stShalehan YasheronG/W. A lot to like about this boy, everything how it should be without any exaggeration. Lovely head and expression, correct eye. Good neck, level topline and well balanced tail, moving well with drive.
2ndMifcahs The King And I JWG/W bigger type but correctly balanced all through. Ex head with uptilted nose. Ex set tail. Well presented in full coat. Good front and rear action but not happy today carrying his tail after a fright. Improved in the final move, making it a close call with my winner.

Open Dog
1stCh. Yung Lo’s Always And Forever (Swe Dk)Lovely balanced boy, correct length of leg, good neck and tail balance. Tail well set on. Ex ribcage and well bodied. Moved truly with correct front reach and drive behind. Nothing over the top here and to top him off, his head. Wow. Melting expression with large dark well spaced eyes. Broad jaw, upturned nose, correct chin giving him a typical oriental expression. Pleased to award him the CC and BOB.
2ndCh. Artelino Moomins AdventureG/W, one I’ve liked before, such a lovely head and expression. Large expressive eyes, well spaced. Good nose, broad jaw and well padded muzzle. Enough width between front legs. Correct length of leg. Good spring of rib and well bodied. Good neck and tail balance and level topline. Moving well, great in profile. In ex coat and well presented.

Veteran Dog
1stDaltricia Wilbur Smith JW ShCM7yrs G/W. Masculine boy with a broad head and lovely dark eye. Well bodied and balanced with an ex tail. Good front and rear action. Best Veteran.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stThaisu Every Witch Way to Marbo2 lovely puppies so hard to separate, both have beautiful feminine expressions, lovely eyes and perfect mouths. Well bodied and balanced. 1 had the upper hand in confidence with 2 dropping her tail. Then in the final move, up came her tail. Will probably swap places at times. Best Puppy Bitch
2ndMarhilway Explored The Edge2 lovely puppies so hard to separate, both have beautiful feminine expressions, lovely eyes and perfect mouths. Well bodied and balanced. 1 had the upper hand in confidence with 2 dropping her tail. Then in the final move, up came her tail. Will probably swap places at times.

Puppy Bitch
1stNorboo Flower BombStriking solid gold girl. So feminine with a lovely head and expression. Large dark eyes and a lovely mouth. So well balanced and moved like a dream. Ex coat and condition. Well presented. I would prefer a bit more of her.

Junior Bitch
1stCh. Zeeva Mirror ImageG/W. Attractive girl with a typical head, nice eye and expression. Good width of chest with good bone. Level topline and good balance throughout. Moved well and ex presented

Novice Bitch
1stShihmali Lil Miss SunbeamSolid Gold. Lovely balance showing as standing freely. Lovely feminine expression and dark eye. Kept her balance on the move with good reach and rear drive. I’d prefer more width all through.

Yearling Bitch
1stShihmali Lil Miss SunbeamSolid Gold. Lovely balance showing as standing freely. Lovely feminine expression and dark eye. Kept her balance on the move with good reach and rear drive. I’d prefer more width all through.

Graduate Bitch
1stCharonnis Vegas ShowgirlG/W. Very feminine, lovely well spaced dark eyes, short upturned nose with a lovely mouth, correct chin giving an oriental expression. So well bodied with a level topline and tea pot tail. Moved really well once she settled.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stSantosha Ice Queen of Coursani.G/W, very attractive young lady who excels in profile movement, so well balanced with a good neck, level topline and high tea pot. Moved with drive with good width behind. She has a beautiful face with large dark well spaced eyes, broad head but still feminine, exc mouth, good chest and spring of Rib. Considered in the challenge.
2ndMarhilway Spirited EdgeG/W. She has a pretty feminine head. Large dark eyes, lovely expression. Well put together with a level topline and good tailset. Moved well both ways but not the animation of 1.

Limit Bitch
1stPaliden Bucks Fizz to Ekland JWSolid G. Lovely very feminine girl. Super head with large dark eyes, upturned nose. Broad head and jaw. Ex neck, topline and tail. Moved with style and drive. Excellent condition and presentation.
2ndShenleyvale EnigmaB/W. Lovely feminine head and expression, nice eyes. Well bodied. Moved well both ways. A nicely balanced shih tzu.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Yung Lo’s Success In A Dress (Swe, Dk, Nor)G/W. What an exquisite head. Broad rounded skull, large well spaced dark eye, well padded muzzle with short upturned nose, broad jaw with chin creating that oriental expression while still so feminine. Good front, correct length of leg, well bodied and good spring of rib. She has a level topline and high tail. Looking so balanced in profile movement. Good reach in front and showing full pad behind. Pleased to award her the bitch CC.
2ndCh. Tameron Miss Black OpiumB/W, well known winner with so much quality. Loved her head and expression. Good width between her large dark eyes, ex mouth. Good width of chest, so well bodied and ex ribcage. Good neck and tail balance with a level topline. Moved well with drive. Showed and presented well. RCC.

Veteran Bitch
1stShihmali Mum’s The Word VWG/W. Pretty girl with a lovely head and expression. Nice eye and nose placement. Well balanced and moving well. Seemed to lose interest in the challenge for best veteran.