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Full Critique for Windsor 2023
Judge : Mrs Sally Pointon
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.
|My thanks to the officers and committee of Windsor DSS for the opportunity to judge at this popular show – an appointment that had to be moved from 2020 due to Covid. Overall, I thought my entry was good (with very few absentees); in some classes there were very close decisions, and the quality was such that I needed more tickets to go round – so thank you to the exhibitors for bringing their lovely dogs. My thanks, too, to my very efficient, experienced stewards who kept everything running smoothly – good stewards are an essential part of our dog showing hobby. On the whole the exhibits were in good condition and well presented; heads were mixed, with some quite untypical; mouths were either very good, or not at all good (bites and teeth); hindquarters in some exhibits were weak and lacking muscle, which of course affects movement. I was pleased to see some really beautiful ’open’ heads with well-set clean eyes – and there were a few really wonderful high set tails, which contribute to a typical outline.|