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Full Critique for Bournemouth 2017
Judge : Ms Kirsty Tod
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.
|Thank you to all exhibitors for your entry on my first CC appointment and your sporting acceptance of my decisions. My stewards were great in keeping everything running smoothly. I found the bitches stronger than the dogs, however all were very well presented and handled sympathetically – no tight leads or lifting by the tail or lead (all bug bears of mine!). All of my top winners were great examples of our breed and I would urge anyone to ask their owners to look at these dogs close up to appreciate the true qualities of our breed and what we’re sadly losing – low to the ground, slightly longer than tall, well tucked in elbows, round ribcage, high set tails, and full pads. For me, the Shih Tzu should have an arrogant expression too, and all of my winners had the strong underjaw to support a tip-tilted nose which produces that wonderful “look at me” attitude.|