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Full Critique for South Wales 2017

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

My thanks goes to the Commitee for inviting me to judge at this prestiges show and to my steward Mike, who kept my classes running smoothly and to those exibitors who entered under me. I found quality and substance in all my winners.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stSistasu Silver Top ShCMA very strong class. G/w. 8 months, took my eye on entering the ring full of himself, beautiful head on laid back shoulders correct mouth nose and eyes full of expresion and mischief, level back lovely tail set carried high. good angulation when stacked and on the move, loved his overall size, balance and comformation, he should go far in his show career.
2ndCremefern Moonlight MagicB/w, ran very close to first, another nice puppy of good shape and size, good head and eye shape, lovely front, nice neck and shoulders, level back, typical tail set, moved out well when asked.
3rdCarmah Ceerah Tsin Fatinat Al SjarkG/w puppy of good shape and size. head eye and nose placement, lovely expression, nice front, level back and tailset, rear angulation which helped to drive him around the ring.
VHCWhispering Love’s A Shining AngelSecond Kennel Mate to first, g/w, has all the above of first just preferred first on the day.

Puppy Dog
1stCarmah Ceerah Tsin Fatinat Al SjarkG/w puppy of good shape and size. head eye and nose placement, lovely expression, nice front, level back and tailset, rear angulation which helped to drive him around the ring.
2ndWhispering Love’s A Shining AngelSecond Kennel Mate to first, g/w, has all the above of first just preferred first on the day.

Junior Dog
1stMinfaa Boy GeorgeG/w, very striking dog full of class, lovely front, super head, lovely eye, mouth, nose placement, neck that carried his head high, level back, tail set on high, rear angulation that carried him on the move as was asked of him. RDCC.
2ndJacquinta Lets Go Andy JWAnother good exibit, lovely front deep chest, head, eye, nose placement, very arrogant with his expression, well furnished, level back, good tail set, good angulation, moved out wth style.

Post Graduate Dog
1stPeekin Archie TuG/w, smaller in type, would have liked a little bit more body but typical of the breed, good front, lovely head, eye and nose placement, good neck, level back, good rear angulation, covered the ground when asked to move.
2ndMiracey Son of A Preacher Man for MatshaBrindle/w of good proportion, good chest, front, head and eye and nose placement, good ribcage, topline and tail set, covered the ring

Limit Dog
1stCh. Art Made Gene Kelly (Imp Swe)Everything to like about this boy. very typical of the bread, beautifull head without being coarse, good front, lovely eye and nose placement, good mouth, neck that carried his head high, good spring of rib, level topline, teapot tail set, rear angulation, covers the ground with ease.
2ndCh. Honeyshuchun God of ThunderAnother nice exhibit of good qualty, sound, lovely head and eye, correct body, well balanced, kept his topline on the stack and on the move.

Open Dog
1stCh. Thaisu Zero To Hero at MiraceyA very strong class of dogs each one worthy of a first place.Gained his crown today, solid boy who never put a foot wrong from the time he came into the ring, very full of himself, and a pleasure to go over him, a lttle larger than I usually like but he has all the traits and attributes and arogance of a Shih Tzu, lovely head, dark eye, mouth and nose placements, head well furnished, good neck on laid back shoulders, level topline and tail set, rear angulation gave him the drive as he moved around the ring, beautifully presented and handled, pleased to award him the CC. second could easily change place with first on a different day.
2ndCh. Matsonic Chasing Storms to Bishbow JWEverything to like about this boy, very stylish, a wicked expression from those dark eye, good nose placement, broad head, well furnished, super neck on strong shoulder, good spring of rib, lovely topline and tail set, rear angulation gave him the drive and purpose as he moved around, beautifully presented, just preferred first on the day.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stRossvale Only In Dreams JWMPB A strong class of puppies,S/g, typical to the breed for one so young, full of her self arrogance, lovely shape and size, lovely head, eye and nose placement, good front, good neck on shoulders, level topline, kept her shape on the stack and on the move, lovely movement from the side and from the rear as she moved away from me when asked to. BP.
2ndArtelino The North Remembers (imp)G/w, another nice puppy, again she has all that I like in a puppy, head, mouth, eye and nose placement, neck and shoulders, kept her topline stack and movement and on the ground.

Puppy Bitch
1stMinfaa PocahontasG/w, lovely type and shape, good head, lovely ear set, good mouth, lovely dark eyes, dark nose well placed, well bodied for her age, kept her topline on the move, using all the of ring.
2ndShirkeira Olivia At MiddletuneG/w, ran very close to first, just preferred first on the day, lovely type, and shape, good head, eye and nostrils, wide mouth, head and neck held high on well laid back shoulders, lovely topline and tail set, moved out with purpose and drive.

Junior Bitch
1stCh. Shalehan Yarina For Mifcah JW ShCMG/br/w, super head and tail set, good dentition, dark eyes, correct nose and ear placement, nice neck on well laid back shoulders, loved her topline, pleasure to watch her use his rear angulation to take her around the ring.
2ndIsishouse Queen Meritaten for ChellandaG/w, very feminine with the sweetest of expression, lovely eyes, nose, mouth and ear set, head held high, nce topline and tail set, handled well by her owner.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stAnyang Whispering BreezeG/w, excellent type of sound proportions, scored in head, eye and nose placement, lovely neck on laid back shoulders, lovely outline on the stack, nice carriage and topline on the move.
2ndShirkeira Leather N’LaceG/w, very feminine lady, again of good proportions, head, eye and nose placement, good mouth and ear set, well furnished, good bone, moved out well when asked.

Limit Bitch
1stThaisu Vampire Kisses for MarboS/g/black mask. Lovely head, eye and nose placement, head carried high on a good neck, nice chest and rib, topline and tail set, rear angulation helped drive her around the ring keeping her topline while on the move.
2ndMinfaa Dancin Cheek To Cheek at MiddletuneG/w, beautifully presented in good coat and furnishings, lovely head with the darkest of eyes, giving you an arrogant look, nice mouth, nose placement and ear set arched neck on good laid back shoulders, level topline, used all of the ring to her advantage.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Ziams Mary-Lou JW (imp)G/w/br, I first judged this lovely bitch as a puppy from a large puppy class and was not dissapointed at how she has matured. Everything to like, front, head eyes, nose placement, mouth, neck and body, topline and angulation and her drive when asked by her owner, CC & BOB and gained her crown.
2ndCh. Rossvale Secret ObsessionLovely feminine girl, super head and dark eye, has the right nose placemnt and ear set, well furnished and in good coat, lovely fore and aft movement, beautifully presented and handled by her owner, ran very close to first, RBCC.