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Full Critique for Crufts 2023

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

I had a lovely day judging so many super dogs sadly not everyone gets a prize on the day. I found some strong classes and many superb dogs went cardless on the day. On the whole I found some lovely specimens so there is hopefully a bright future for our breed. Please watch when you are breeding, I found mouths much the same, but also some very short ribcages giving a pipe shaped affect to the body and not the deep barrel rib cage that is a Shih Tzu feature but instead more narrow and tube like bodies which is incorrect. Some exhibits looked beautiful when stacked but on the move the true shape was seen to be longer than required. Also watch fronts and elbows and narrow back ends.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stJadoremy Mr Red’N StareStood alone but a worthy winner well put together and sound on the move.

Puppy Dog
1stMifcahs Return Of The King To JaverdaBlack/white youngster good head and eye, good dentition laid back shoulders good rib moved well.
2ndDaltricia Jack Higgins JWGold/white boy, again good head and expression well ribbed moved well.

Junior Dog
1stRossvale Wildest Dream JWSolid gold boy really stood out well presented good head eye and mouth high tail set moved well.
2ndHin Chen’s Hocus PocusGood/white youngster well balanced gold head and eye, well ribbed good angulation moved well.

Yearling Dog
1stHin Chen’s GenesioLovely Gold/white boy with all the essentials, lovely expression, well bodied good front with good overall balance showed and moved well. Pleased to award him RDCC.
2ndPeekin Reggie Rebel-TuAnother nice boy hard pressed to meet my winner on the day but another am with all the correct breed attributes and should have a good future.

Post Graduate Dog
1stMarhilway Driving Edge At Jacquinta JWDeep gold/white boy, good head and expression dark eye good mouth king rib cage with well angulated limbs moved well.
2ndEmerson Alpiu Slenis Of Alchez JW ShCEx OSWSolid black very striking, good head eye and mouth, deep chest short sturdy legs with good angulation moved well.

Limit Dog
1stMatsha JambalayaGrey /white boy gold expression pleasing head with dark eyes, well put together really covered the ring on the move.
2ndCh. Cedarhythe Majical DestinyBlack /white boy of nice size, good head eye mouth and expression, deep well covered rib cage, good angulation moved well.

Open Dog
1stCh. Daltricia Jamie Lee JW ShCEx OSWThis boy took me back tears to what the breed looked like. Large round head with the darkest of eyes set wide apart, barrel rib cage with a body of correct proportions free flowing movement correct tail carried well over Back. Pleased to award him the DCC.
2ndCh. Virtulvilage Fred A Stare (UK, Ir)Gold/white of great quality super head and expression dark eye with good width to under jaw, level top line with well carried tail moved well.

Veteran Dog
1stJadoremy Thunder Bolt Zuse Sh CM VWGold/white good head and expression moved well.
2ndCh. Carlita Reason To Dream JW ShCMGold/white boy good for his age as were all the veterans a lovely class all well presented.

Good Citizen Scheme Dogs
1stShirkeira RazmatazzWell presented and moved well with all the usual breed attributes.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stJadoremy Miss Red’N LegalPretty gold/white baby taking all in her stride today, all breed attributes and a confident young lady stood alone but well deserved winner.

Puppy Bitch
1stPaliden Starlight KissesVery attractive solid gold baby, good to go over good rib cage and laid back shoulders level top line and high set tail pleased to award her Best Bitch Puppy and Best Puppy in Breed.
2ndSenousi Royal Regalia Of MatsubaAnother young lady with a bright future hard pressed to meet my winner today but I am sure will have a very bright future. All the breed attributes and lots of confidence.
3rdDaltricia Jane Austen JWPretty girl just needs to finish to present the full picture.

Junior Bitch
1stRossvale Dreaming AgainAnother solid gold of quality well put together beautiful head and expression, well laid shoulders onto a sound ribcage moved well.
2ndSantosha Sunkissed At MiraceyPretty good/white nicely balanced with super expression, again good rib and angulation moved out well.
3rdCh. Coursani Sand QueenHonest bitch true to type well put together moved well.

Yearling Bitch
1stCh. Rossvale Little Black DressA super black /white young lady super size, melting expression with round dark eyes, soundly put together correct rib, level top line and gay tail,
2ndEastfane’s Garam Masala HelGold/white broad skull dark eyes, good dentition, laid back shoulders sound ribs, well ambulated rear with driving action.
3rdQuingshui Aurora One Moment with MatshaAnother honest specimen well coated and presented would just prefer a little more body.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stCh. Santosha SilhouetteHeavily marked gold/white balanced with a firm solid body, good ribs and chest with short sturdy legs moved soundly.
2ndCavateena Situla Scarlet for LavrilSlightly smaller gold/white well coated and handled, nice head with pleasing expression good lay back of shoulder sound girl moved well.
3rdNorboo Flower BombDarker solid very pretty good breed type well balanced moved well.

Limit Bitch
1stSantosha Ice Queen of CoursaniDeep gold/white girl sound to go over, nice head and expression well coated and handled well, ample body and angulation moved well.
2ndCh. Middletune Flame Of GoldGold bitch again well balanced and sound to go over in heavy coat, lovely head with melting expression good reach of neck on ample body short sturdy legs moved well.
3rdPaliden Golden ShowersSmaller type solid very pretty, well bodied good coat moved well.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Centastage Just ImagineCaught my eye when she entered the ring took me back years to what most of the breed looked like , beautiful large round head deep set round dark eyes with a short uptilted nose , a body of correct proportions carried on short sturdy legs with free flowing movement everything in the right place .pleased to award her BCC and BOB.
2ndStopberget’s A Brand New LadyAnother top quality gold/white slightly smaller than my winner but not to her detriment, well bodied good rib, super expression lovely to go over moved with drive.
3rdCh. Marpalyn Phab GoldOlder type solid gold quality bitch true to breed type well bodied and free movement.

Veteran Bitch
1stCh. Taydale Dancin In The Stars with CedarhytheWow ! What a super veteran, this black and white bitch oozes quality, good head eyes mouth, good overall body with full ribcage excellent angulation moved with drive pleased to award her RCC and Best Veteran.
2ndTansingh Color Me Beautiful For Mirazian JWGold /white bitch another very balanced animal with firm solid body good rib and depth of chest moved freely.
3rdRossvale Secret Affair is Yunqishing JWPretty good/white girl in heavy coat good breed points dark eyes in large head ample body over a strong ribcage moved well.,Pretty bitch well presented in good coat moved well.

Good Citizen Scheme Bitches
1stRossvale Secret Affair is Yunqishing JWPretty good/white girl in heavy coat good breed points dark eyes in large head ample body over a strong ribcage moved well.,Pretty bitch well presented in good coat moved well.
2ndCh. Middletune Flame Of GoldGold bitch again well balanced and sound to go over in heavy coat, lovely head with melting expression good reach of neck on ample body short sturdy legs moved well.
3rdSassyshi Jamaica Mistaica JWAnother pretty bitch honest breed type plenty of body moved soundly.