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Full Critique for Scottish KC (General) 2023

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

Minor Puppy Dog
1stHoneyshuchun Soldier Boy At BornredSolid well made puppy, has good width of muzzle, rounded skull with large dark expressive eyes, good bone, deep chest, ex ribs, moderate rear, tail high set but a little flat, jaunty mover. Nice type, needs to tighten in front but holds himself in profile.

Junior Dog
1stMifcahs Return Of The King To JaverdaLovely head piece, eye and expression, good width of muzzle with correct underjaw ,round skull, low to ground, prefer more body and spring of rib, level back, high set tail carried gaily, dense harsh coat
2ndThaisu Morningstar Avec Kimevan JWAnother nicely balanced head with large dark eyes, rounded skull, open nostrils, padded lips. Arched neck, moderate, balanced front assembly, like 1 could have bigger ribs. Low set hocks, ok tail, prefer body proportions on 1

Beginners Dog
1stMapimakastar Jason MioFiner built male, large dark expressive eyes, rounded skull. Ok neck, prefer better ribbing and a little lower stationed in body, form topline, high set tail, low set hocks with a strong rear which he uses on the move. Correct coat.
2ndMilliemouse HurricaneYoung b/w make. Pleasing head, open nostrils, rounded skull. Needs to develop in rib and prefer more body and depth on him. Good tail, just like more substance to him.

Post Graduate Dog
1stMifcah’s By Royal Command To JaverdaMasculine well proportioned dog, has substance and strength without being coarse, large eyes, good skull, strong neck, good shoulder, could be little neater in elbow, deep chest with big ribs, firm back. Exc tail. Uses his rear well on move, profuse coat, nice type.
2ndRossvale Wildest Dream JWSmaller mold than 1 but also solid body and well put together, dark eyes, has width in muzzle with tilted nose, arched neck with well set shoulders, deep chest, barrelled ribs, a little short of head furnishings, close between 1 and 2, jaunty mover.
ResMilliemouse HurricaneYoung b/w make. Pleasing head, open nostrils, rounded skull. Needs to develop in rib and prefer more body and depth on him. Good tail, just like more substance to him.

Limit Dog
1stMapimakastar Jason MioFiner built male, large dark expressive eyes, rounded skull. Ok neck, prefer better ribbing and a little lower stationed in body, form topline, high set tail, low set hocks with a strong rear which he uses on the move. Correct coat.

Open Dog
1stCh. Warathwaite The Kingslayer (Bel,Lux, UK)Really top quality class with depth right through. Winner has a super head, and expression, large dark well spaced eyes, rounded broad skull. Strong arched neck, well made front, ex proportions. Good bone, super firm topline with correct tea pot like tail. Rounded thighs with low set hocks Super coat and muscular condition, greet mover with arrogance and style to him. Nice type and happy to award him CC and BOB.
2ndChaela RalphishAnother very nice typey dog, loved his shape with his low slung body good substance and strength, detailed large head, tilted nose, large dark well set eyes, big ribs, deep chest, firm backline with high set tail, good coat, really nice to go over, places his feet well on the move, nice breed type and was unfortunate to come up against winner today.

Veteran Dog
1stCh. Art Made Gene Kelly (Imp Swe)Just into veteran, really honest unexaggerated masculine dog, Broad muzzle, tilted nose, large eyes, well made front, low to ground, developed ribs, muscled loin, high set tail. Ideally like more rear angulation but what he has he uses well, profuse coat.

Puppy Bitch
1stCh. Tameron Miss I Want ChooSuper feminine bitch, expressive eyes, round skull, good nostrils with tilted nose, clean outline with correct proportions and low to ground, deep chest for age, level back, high set tail carried gaily, lovely width in stifle with low set hocks and strong rear which she uses on the move, has a real jaunty swagger to her, nice type.

Junior Bitch
1stThaisu Fallen Angel Among KimevanJust 12mth and still to mature in body and coat, dark eyes set well apart, rounded skull. Has good forechest, ideally like better lay of shoulder but has good return of upper arm, ribs extend well back, super tail, needs to drop in her rear, balanced overall and will continue to improve.

Beginners Bitch
1stMapimakastar Suzie HugoWas 3rd LB, feminine head, dark eyes, rounded skull, has broad muzzle, well sprung ribs, ideally like her lower stationed, lovely temperament, excellent topline and tailset, hold her shape on the move with good foot placement.
2ndSantosha Carousel4th PG, dark eyes, prefer more width in muzzle, well proportioned body, moderate angles, needs to tighten in front, has good width in hindquarters where she really drives out, harsh coat but a little out of coat in places

Post Graduate Bitch
1stYazhi Sweet Painted Lady JWFeminine bitch, nice expression, has width to her skull, large dark eyes, Broad muzzle, moderate length of neck, well made front, low set, deep chest, good ribbing, correct tail and carriage, holds her shape on the move.
2ndMapimakastar Delilah HugoAnother fem bitch, a little flat in skull, moderate neck, super barrelled ribs with nice depth, firm topline, high set tail, Little taller stationed than 1, positive mover and uses her rear well.
ResSantosha Carousel4th PG, dark eyes, prefer more width in muzzle, well proportioned body, moderate angles, needs to tighten in front, has good width in hindquarters where she really drives out, harsh coat but a little out of coat in places

Limit Bitch
1stCh. Santosha SilhouetteReally lovely typey well proportioned balanced bitch, beautiful head, large dark eyes, broad muzzle with round skull and tilted nose giving her a real arrogant look to her, clean outline with arched neck, low set with a well made front, strong level back, ex tail with good shelf, well angled rear, lots to like, very good presentation, lovely mover, whilst she is a slightly different type bitch than my cc winner i thought she was full of quality and pushed hard for the CC.
2ndThaisu Baby Can Dance to MarboBigger framed bitch but also well put together, large head, expressive eyes. Strong neck. Developed ribs and chest. Muscled loin, high set tail, double coat, lots to like, just preferred topline on 1.
3rdMapimakastar Suzie HugoWas 3rd LB, feminine head, dark eyes, rounded skull, has broad muzzle, well sprung ribs, ideally like her lower stationed, lovely temperament, excellent topline and tailset, hold her shape on the move with good foot placement.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Bishbow Summer BreezeReally top quality class, winner is full of breed type, loved her sturdy low to ground look without being overdone and still retaining femininity, detailed head, large expressive eyes, strong neck, super ribs, level backline with high set tea pot tail and good shelf, she looks at you in the arrogant way a shih tzu can, Loved her style in profile movement, dense coat texture.
2ndCh. Warathwaite Royal DivaAnother really quality bitch, feminine head with width between eyes, rounded skull, good nostrils, arched neck of good length, low slung body with wide chest and ribs, like one is so well balanced with correct proportions, sound positive mover with correct high set tail, really liked her, similar type to 1 very close

Veteran Bitch
1stThaisu Desperate Housewife for Kimevan9yrs and very collected all through, clean unexaggerated outline, really snooty look to her with dark eyes well set apart, strong neck, low set body, well developed ribbing, super high tail set and carriage, places her feet well, nice type. In great condition.