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Full Critique for Blackpool 2018

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

Minor Puppy Dog
1stQuingshui The Legacy BeginsSturdy b/w, well made boy in very profuse coat, moved well when settled, correct head and expression, good bone structure, hope he doesn’t grow too much more.
2ndShihmali My GuySolid gold, well presented boy who moved well, just preferred construction of first.

Junior Dog
1stSistasu Silver Top ShCMG/w, well bodied boy in excellent coat and condition, typical male head and expression, level topline kept on the move.
2ndChaela RalphishB/w, not a lot to choose between first and second but just preferred the movement of first.

Yearling Dog
1stIsishouse Son And HeirSmaller type g/w, well made with good head and expression, moved well.

Post Graduate Dog
1stMiracey Son of A Preacher Man for MatshaBrindle/white, another smaller type but all there, full of himself both standing and on the move, not affected by the heat.
2ndShionah Mid Knight by JazalaB/w, strode out well, kept his shape and balance on the move.

Limit Dog
1stRossvale All About The BoyG/w, really stood out in this class, typical head and expression, just the right size overall, kept his outline when moving. CC.
2ndWharfeview Skys The Limit with CimonaSolid gold with correct head and expression, just not too happy in the heat.

Open Dog
1stCh. Zamadar Majic Potion for CedarhytheBoth first and second are b/w boys, excelled and could change places any time, well bodied and balanced standing and moving, typical expressions, not much to choose between them.
2ndCh. Matsonic Chasing Storms to Bishbow JWBoth first and second are b/w boys, excelled and could change places any time, well bodied and balanced standing and moving, typical expressions, not much to choose between them.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stSenobles Cleo’s BackG/w, typical Shih Tzu bitch, very feminine in build and expression, best mover in the class. BP.
2ndJazala HurrahG/w, well bodied young lady, in very good shape overall, moved out well.
3rdDaltricia ArabellaB/w, lovely little bitch with all the attributes of a Shih Tzu. However, she was not impressed with the show and refused to carry her tail on the move.

Puppy Bitch
1stWharfeview Kissy SusukiVery feminine g/w bitch, correct head and expression with well covered body, covered the ground well.
2ndDaltricia ArabellaB/w, lovely little bitch with all the attributes of a Shih Tzu. However, she was not impressed with the show and refused to carry her tail on the move.

Junior Bitch
1stBishbow Summer BreezeB/w, typical of the breed in outline and movement, well covered body with good head and feminine expression, in excellent condition overall.
2ndTameron Miss ParisG/w, not quite the presence of first but in good condition, moved well.

Yearling Bitch
1stPolmac Dangerous LiaisonB/w, very well made bitch, correct feminine expression, coat not at its best but will come on, sound movement.
2ndRossvale Only In Dreams JWG/w, well constructed but not the overall balance of first, but moved well.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stShorestar Hocus Pocus JWolid black, truly a stunning feminine bitch, really stood out in this class, perfect mouth in good head, well balanced both standing and on the move.
2ndShihdances Gabriele CaloreSmaller type solid gold, good dark eye and correct mouth in most feminine expression.
VHCPolmac Dangerous LiaisonB/w, very well made bitch, correct feminine expression, coat not at its best but will come on, sound movement.

Limit Bitch
1stAnyang Whispering BreezeVery typical g/w, good head with correct Shih Tzu attributes, well bodied with good outline which she kept on the move.
2ndPekoe Surprise Surprise JWPastel bitch with many pleasing points, would like a bit more body but showed herself well.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Tameron Miss Black OpiumA b/w bitch I judged and placed well as a puppy, she did not disappoint today, well made and presented, moved correctly, keeping her outline all round.
2ndCh. Taydale Dancin In The Stars with CedarhytheB/w, very similar to first so just a case of splitting hairs on the day.