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Full Critique for Border Union 2023
Judge : Mrs Hazel Chadwick
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.
|Firstly, I should like to thank the Commitee and Officers of Border Union Agricultural Society for inviting me to judge Shih Tzu at this years show. I was honoured that so many of my entry had travelled long distances to support me. I should like to thank all the exhibitors for allowing me the privilege of judging their dogs. My entry was not huge in number, but this was far exceeded by the quality of exhibits throughout the entry. I would also like to thank my stewards who did a great job of keeping the judging going and for keeping the paperwork in order. This is my opinion of my findings on the day. I found that the quality of both dogs and bitches to be about the same, though the bitch entry was slightly larger. Last time I judged I did find some exhibits with small, not round eyes. Today I didn’t find any. I am pleased to say that I did find what I was looking for in all classes. Some classes were challenging in that all the exhibits had the qualities I was looking for. I was very pleased with both of my Challenge Certificate winners, likewise both of my Reserve Challenge Certificate winners. Also, my Best Puppy in Breed and Best Veteran in Breed.|