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Full Critique for East of England 2021

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Judge : Liz Dunhill
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.

Thank you for the wonderful quality entry. Needless to say we had a lot of lockdown youngsters today learning the ropes, and some that didn’t like the prickling grass underfoot, which did reflect on some placings.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stCremefern Trigger A Storm At SymarajuLovely class of promising youngsters, at different stages of training. 8 mth g/w, beautiful headed pup of super coat and type. Loved his typical expression, dark large eyes, well placed nose, large nostrils, good breath of skull and underjaw. Good shoulder and moderate hindquarters, tail-set slightly low, moved with super outline and carriage, showing great action. In super body and condition.
2ndMatsuba King Of HeartsAnother beautiful headed pup with super expression and correct nose placement. With good round dark eyes. Very similar in type to winner just needing to come up on front. Good shoulder and top line good rear and tail-set, moved with super carriage, and clean pads.
3rdMifcahs The Young PretenderSuper baby learning his craft, when he gets his act together will trouble the best.

Puppy Dog
1stDebeaux Matteo LorenzoBeautiful solid black boy with so much style and ring presence. Super head with good width and rise to skull, just need him to mature more which will come with age, nose placement good, under jaw and bite correct. Good neck and shoulder, super front, top-line and tail set, great angle to rear and well carried tail, moved with so much style and extension showing good pads. In super coat and condition, best puppy dog and res CC he was so exciting on the move and he can only improve with age, his future is bright! Not surprised to hear he is a son of the dog cc winner.

Junior Dog
1stZeeva Dark ObsessionSuper type of youngster of 15 months, with good head and expression, good dark eye, would like a tad bigger. Good nose placement, good width to jaw. Decent shoulder, top line needs to firm with slightly low tail, but carried ok on move, good rear and good compact body. Moved well with clean pads.
2ndShihmali Solar Flare17 months gold of good type and balance, good head and nose placement would like a larger eye, but of good colour, strong under jaw. Decent shoulder, top line and tail set, not the rear of the winner, in good coat and condition, moved well in profile with ex head carriage.

Beginners Dog
1stElzu Piper Arrow3 year old Male of good shape and outline. Head could be stronger in fore face and under jaw, good dark round eye, good shoulder and top line, moderate rear well carried tail, moved well.

Yearling Dog
1stShihmali Solar Flare17 months gold of good type and balance, good head and nose placement would like a larger eye, but of good colour, strong under jaw. Decent shoulder, top line and tail set, not the rear of the winner, in good coat and condition, moved well in profile with ex head carriage.
2ndGladmin Soweto Star Over Mattiana22 month old Male not liking the grass on the move, decent head but would like better nose placement and larger eye. A little forward placed in shoulder, and longer in body than the winner. Flying his tail and was quite uncoordinated on the move, saw smatterings of movement. In super coat and condition.

Graduate Dog
1stElzu Piper Arrow3 year old Male of good shape and outline. Head could be stronger in fore face and under jaw, good dark round eye, good shoulder and top line, moderate rear well carried tail, moved well.
2ndCharonnis Vegas High RollerNice type of dog overall, but he could not complete a movement pattern without bunny hopping on the grass. Had a few glimpses of movement, decent head shape, but oval dark eye, well placed nose but like more strength to under jaw. Good front, but not the rear of the winner.

Post Graduate Dog
1stCedarhythe Majical Destiny2 year old black white. Beautiful make and shape and fabulous outline on the move good neck and correct head carriage. Masculine head would like the dark eye slightly bigger, good nose placement and width to jaw. Good shoulder and front, short compact body, good hindquarters, well carried tail, showing good rear action. In great coat and condition, fabulous in profile action with good extension,
2ndMiracey Sand Warrior For TilbeLonger dog of 2 years, not the conformation of the winner and needing to firm up in top line. Decent head, good top skull and well placed ears. Well positioned nose and good under jaw. Shoulder rather forward placed, and long through the loin, would like more definition of hock. Moved well in profile.

Limit Dog
1stShalehan YasheronBeautiful type of Male, g/w with good attitude on the move. Loved his head and expression, good round dark eye and correct nose placement and strong underjaw. Good shoulder and front, compact body, well ribbed back and short in loin, good topline and well carried tail, showing clean pads on the move and great action in profile. In good body coat and condition, loved his great typical outline on the move.
2ndMifcahs The King And I JWBigger dog of great quality, just preferred the expression on the winner. Groomed to perfection and in great condition. Good strong head with good skull and ear set, dark eye but a little oval. Good foreface and nose placement. Strong under jaw. Super length to neck, level topline, well carried high set tail longer through loin than winner, super rear action with clean pads, great ring presence.

Open Dog
1stDebeaux Having A BallSolid black of 3 yrs of handy size, with superb conformation. Masculine head fitting body type, dark eye good width to skull, good nose placement. Good reach of neck leading into well laid shoulders, excellent top line and tailset. Compact body well ribbed back and short in loin. Excellent hindquarters, well carried tail. Fabulous black coat. This dog has the “wow factor”, he is electric on the move, holding great shape with great extension. In super condition, pleased to give him the CC, his first. Glad to hear my res CC puppy was his son. Out moved all competition in the challenge. A dog much deserving of his title.
2ndChanikos Living The Dream at EthelsmeadLonger cast Male of good type, strong head, dark eye good width to under jaw. Forward placed in shoulder and long in loin. Well carried tail and good rear. Moved well down and back but unfortunately dropped on forehand in profile, spoiling his outline. In super coat and condition.

Veteran Dog
1stCh. Cremefern Sweet Talkin Guy JW ShCMFabulous veteran of 9 years. Super type and balance. Masculine head, with great expression. And good width and padding. Good shoulder and front. Excellent topline and tail set, strong hindquarters which he used with great action and clean pads, compact body and strong in loin. Gave a great account of himself in the move and his carriage was superb in profile, defying his age. In great coat and condition. A credit to Breeder and owner.
2ndTysake Prime Mover10-year-old Male enjoying his day out, owner tells me she had taken his coat down, but still enough covering and texture. Good head and dark eye, good nose placement, good structure and carried tail ok, moved soundly for a grand age of 10. Lovely boy. Credit to you.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stDebeaux Say What You CeeSassy 6 month old solid black girl of super type and structure. Very pretty feminine head, dark eye good nose placement, and width to underjaw, super neck and shoulder, level topline, excellent rear angulation, well carried high tailset. Compact body. She was quite a precocious baby, moving with style and effortless movement, in super coat and condition, another with the wow factor from this kennel, beautiful.
2ndMinfaa Christmas CarolAnother typy puppy of great balance, stronger all through than the winner, beautiful head, good eye and nose placement. Loved her expression, she had super neck and front, good topline and tailset, clean pads moving from good hindquarters, moved well in profile with excellent carriage. Another with a bright future.
3rdCremefern Pretty Gorgeous At ElzuThird in minor puppy bitch. Pretty baby, with beautiful head and expression Dark round eye, good nose placement and cushioned muzzle, good under jaw. Decent shoulder, if a wide tracking up in front, excellent in profile holding a great head carriage, in super coat and condition

Puppy Bitch
1stCh. Zeeva Mirror ImageThis young girl is type on a stick! G/w, beautiful head correct in skull and super padded muzzle and strong in underjaw. Correct eye shape and nose placement, giving exquisite expression. Well constructed throughout, good front and well muscled hindquarters, good topline, well set on and carried tail. Compact body with super coat. Moved well when she stopped being a diva, covering the ground with great head carriage clean pads and extension. Beautiful bitch with a bright future. Best Puppy.
2ndTansingh Dance Me On And OnAnother super headed girl with a lot of appeal. G/w with dark eyes of good shape, correct nose placement, good in underjaw. Good shoulder, good front. Level topline and well carried tail, decent rear, compact body in super coat and condition. Moved well showing clean pads and super in profile.

Junior Bitch
1stEthelsmead Connie Francis16 month b/w of good type, balance and size. Good head with round dark eye. Good nose placement, head still developing nicely in muzzle, good shoulder and front. Level topline held on the move with well carried tail. Compact body, good ribs and loin. Good well muscled hindquarters she used well on the move giving typical action. Super coat and condition. Loved her action in profile moving from strong rear. Holding a great shape and head carriage.
2ndShorestar Red AdoreVery pretty bitch with much more to come with maturity. Pretty feminine head with all the essentials, dark eye of correct shape, good balanced muzzle and underjaw. Good front and shoulder, good topline held on the move with well carried tail. Good hindquarters and angulation, firm hocks, moved effortlessly, covering the ground with good carriage, super extension in profile, in super coat and condition. Well handled.

Beginners Bitch
1stCremefern Pretty Gorgeous At ElzuThird in minor puppy bitch. Pretty baby, with beautiful head and expression Dark round eye, good nose placement and cushioned muzzle, good under jaw. Decent shoulder, if a wide tracking up in front, excellent in profile holding a great head carriage, in super coat and condition

Yearling Bitch
1stRossvale’s Finnish ModelBeautiful 20 month g/w bitch of excellent type size and balance, beautiful head, dark round eye, correct in top skull and ear placement. Correctly positioned nose, well-padded muzzle and good under jaw. Loved her expression. Strong neck and good shoulder and front, compact in body, well angulated rear and well carried tail. On the move she was steady and harmonious. Showing good pads in action, another beautiful bitch with a great future.
2ndPaliden Golden ShowersPretty bitch of good type. Not as good in front as the winner. Super head with dark round eyes, correctly positioned nose, well padded muzzle and underjaw. Topline held on the move well carried tail, good rear action and gave a good account of herself despite the heat. Good compact body and in super coat and condition.

Graduate Bitch
1stChanikos Pocket Full O Dreams for Shanjora2 year old girl with super outline and movement. Pretty feminine head, super eye and pigment. Well placed ears on correct skull. Well positioned nose and good underjaw. Well constructed throughout. Good neck and shoulder, excellent topline and tailset, moved well in profile with good extension and rear action. In good coat and condition.
2ndPaliden Golden ShowersPretty bitch of good type. Not as good in front as the winner. Super head with dark round eyes, correctly positioned nose, well padded muzzle and underjaw. Topline held on the move well carried tail, good rear action and gave a good account of herself despite the heat. Good compact body and in super coat and condition.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stPeekin Miss Jive-Bunny-TuBeautiful 2 year old bitch of good balance and size, acting like a diva at times on the move, but soon got the hang of it all. Pretty head with feminine expression. Dark round eye, well positioned nose, and good underjaw. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulder and good front. Balanced hindquarters which she used on the move, level topline and well carried high tail. Moved with great extension on the move covering the ground once settled.
2ndPaliden Golden Future at MayofoxBigger longer type of bitch in comparison to winner. Super head type good skull and muzzle proportions, well set ears, dark eye if slightly oval in shape. Good nose placement and strong under jaw. Good topline on the move with well carried tail. Little forward placed in shoulder and long in loin. Good hindquarters, used well. Feeling the heat on the move, spoiling her head carriage, in good coat and condition.

Limit Bitch
1stPeekin Miss Jazz Ming-Tu3 year old g/w bitch of super type size and balance. Strong but feminine head giving super expression from great head shape and detail. Round dark eyes well positioned nose correct in under jaw. And padding to muzzle. Good shoulder and front, well angulated rear, good topline and tailset. Compact body type moved harmoniously all ways with good action and style.
2ndLyndatzu Que Sah Rah JW3-year-old bitch of excellent type, beautiful head and correct expression. Round eyes well placed nose, good padding to muzzle and strong in underjaw. Not the neck and front of the winner. Rising topline, hindquarters marrying the front, tail well carried. Moved soundly.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Tameron Miss Black Opium5 year old bitch, the epitome of breed type, her head and expression are simply captivating. Well proportioned skull and ear set. Dark round eyes, super turn to nose and muzzle which is well padded and correct bite. Strong neck super shoulder and front, compact strong body well ribbed back and short in loin, level topline with high tail carriage, moderate rear balancing forehand. Moved effortless with super head cartridge and an heir of arrogance, and good rear action with clean pads. She shouts Shih tzu from her head to her fabulously prepared coat. I make no secret to being a great fan of hers, giving her group 2 a few years ago. My opinion still stands - outstanding bitch and very clever breeders. Congratulations CC and BOB, another to add to her vast string.
2ndRossvales Latest ModelAnother beautiful bitch, slightly longer cast than winner and not the rear action of the winner. Good head proportions, dark eye and well positioned nose, correct in underjaw. Good neck, decent shoulder, level topline and well carried tail. Super coat and condition. Moved well in profile with good head carriage. Loved her head and expression.

Veteran Bitch
1stCh. Taydale Dancin In The Stars with CedarhytheAnother beautiful bitch of 8 half years old, defying her age on the move. Strong but feminine head, dark eye of correct shape, good nose positioning and strong underjaw. Super shoulder and front, good topline and tail set, firm hindquarters which she certainly used to advantage. Super in profile action with excellent deportment and style. In super coat and condition, loved her and she had to be in the top spot for the res CC. Best veteran, there are a few more miles left in this girl yet, great energy and fitness. Congratulations, a credit to you.
2ndShihmali Mum’s The Word VWAnother beautiful veteran in good form, excellent head, dark eyes well, positioned nose and correct in under jaw. Good conformation and type with good front, level topline and well carried tail, moved well defying her age. Congratulations, a credit to you.