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Full Critique for City of Birmingham 2018

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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.

Firstly, I have to thank everyone for the super entry for the show. I found presentation greatly improved however we must be careful not to overlook breed type for a flashy animal. I have often said I would love to see all the dogs dripping wet! Since I last judged in the UK. Solids are more prevalent especially the blacks which have long been overlooked in my opinion. I did find some exhibits over long which spoils the balance (this was at one time a common fault with solids) heads need to be watched as the Shih Tzu is renowned to have a good strong head with round dark eyes (some tend to have opal eyes (Lhasa like) which spoils the expression. Mouths have improved greatly but should not be the be all and end as when judging the whole picture has to be assessed. Quite a few flat & curly tails seem to be creeping in do watch this as it spoils the overall balance when stacked and outline on the move.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stTameron Mr Classic BlackBlack/ white baby just over 6 months, very confident for age, well put together moved well, should have a promising future.
2ndEssvana Midnight Express8months solid black, good shape, head and mouth, moved well, not quite the confidence of the winner,

Puppy Dog
1stChanikos Living The Dream at Ethelsmead11 months gold/white boy, well-constructed boy of nice size, good head with dark eyes, level top line which he held on the move, correct balance head to tail. Moved out with drive.
2ndQuingshui The Legacy BeginsBlack/white another well balanced specimen of the correct size ,good mouth head and eyes , not quite as settled on the move today as my winner .

Junior Dog
1stTa Maria Black Edition at Matsuba (Fin Imp)Very flashy black / white, nice head, dark eye, well covered rib, put down to perfection, moved and showed well.
2ndDaltricia Kwakwali JW ShCMBlack/white, smaller type than one, again good head eyes and mouth, moved well.

Graduate Dog
1stJacquinta Lets Go Andy JWYoung gold/white boy lovely shape, good head & dark eye, correct expression, ample rib, good angulation and tail set moved well RCC.
2ndKezang Golden IdolGold/white again a smaller type ,nice shape, well-proportioned hard pushed to meet my winner on the day.

Post Graduate Dog
1stKimevan Cast A Spell. Solid gold excellent head, dark eyes good mouth, low to the ground, good rib and angulation, nice tail moved well.
2ndThaisu Huggy BearSolid gold, another well shaped boy with good head, dark eyes, good angulation and muscle, not the dive of my winner on the move.
3rdKezang Golden IdolGold/white again a smaller type ,nice shape, well-proportioned hard pushed to meet my winner on the day.

Limit Dog
1stRossvale All About The BoyHandsome boy good head eyes and mouth, nice size and shape, well covered ample rib, good angulation moved well typical of this kennel.
2ndKeytor The Jazz SingerDeep gold/white, another lovely dog, good shape and size, typical head with dark eyes, good rib, level top line which he held on the move.

Open Dog
1stCh. Keytor All That JazzDeep good/white, well balanced excellent breed type, well put together, super head properties with good neck and laid-back shoulders, good rib with firm top line ample rib, moved with drive pleased to award him CC.
2ndCarlita Reason To Dream JWGold/ white boy, quality young dog, good head, mouth, dark eye, typical expression, nice size moved well.

Veteran Dog
1stCh. Shanitaus Mane Attraction JWSuper gold/white Boy worthy Champion, in excellent condition moved well.

Good Citizen Scheme Dogs
1stSistasu Silver Top ShCMStood on his own but a worthy winner, Gold/white nice size & shaped,in good coat, good head expression and dark eyes, moved well. Shame not to see some of these in GCD&B animals in the breed classes.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stTameron Miss Killer QueenGold/white baby 6 months old, very feminine and so self-assured for her tender age, excellent head eyes etc, Well put together, moved well.
2ndEssvana MatildaBlack / white 8 months old, another feminine little girl, with good head properties, well angulated just not as confident on the move today.

Puppy Bitch
1stZeeva Reflections11 months old, with super breed qualities, excellent feminine head and expression, nice size with level top line which she carried on the move well set tail one for the future.
2ndKayasim Lew Bee Lew at SantoshaSolid black 1 year old, loved the shape, again all the breed attributes, moved well, I think the blacks are often overlooked.

Junior Bitch
1stPeekin Miss Jive-Bunny-TuGold /white 1-year old, compact young lady well put together, good I head eyes & mouth, good rib cage, level top loin good mover, Best Junior.
2ndMiracey Secret KissesSolid gold 16 months, another with good head eyes mouth, well laid-back shoulders, level top line moved well, put down immaculately as always from this kennel.

Graduate Bitch
1stChanikos Blissfull DreamsPretty good/white 11 months old, took my eye as she walked in the ring, lovely balance well put together, feminine expression, well laid-back shoulders, a level top line held on the move. RCC. & BP.
2ndMiracey Sea of Love for TilbeSolid black 16 months old, feminine head and expression, dark eyes good mouth, ample well covered rib, kept her balance on the move another with a good future.
VHCSnoops Golden Lady. Solid gold pretty bitch, nice size, firm well-made body, ample rib moved out well.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stPolmac Dangerous LiaisonBlack /white nearly 2 years, well balanced, pretty head feminine expression, nice shape & size, good angulation, moved well.
2ndSnoops Golden Lady. Solid gold pretty bitch, nice size, firm well-made body, ample rib moved out well.

Limit Bitch
1stPaliden Star Delight. Solid gold smart stylish bitch, oozes breed type, correct size and balance, good rib super body and bone, excellent head properties with lovely dark eyes and good mouth, well laid shoulders, well coated and presented as always from this kennel, moved with drive pleased to award her CC & BOB
2ndShorestar Hocus Pocus JWSolid black another excelling in breed type, loved her expression (not always so soft on the solid blacks), well presented good head eyes, firm body moved well. Pleased to see more solids out.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Zeeva Love Unlimited for Maili JW Sh CMGold/white with all the breed attributes, have awarded her a rcc previously and she is still as lovely hard pressed to meet my winners In the challenge.
2ndCh. Rossvale Secret ObsessionAnother gold/white excelling in breed type, lovely head with soft expression, dark eyes good mouth, firm well-made body. Moved well a worthy champion.
VHCSnoops Golden Lady. Solid gold pretty bitch, nice size, firm well-made body, ample rib moved out well.

Veteran Bitch
1stJimsamroblee Miss HonaluluSolid gold, 10years old in good condition for age, good head eyes and top line, moved well a credit to her owner.

Good Citizen Scheme Bitches
1stJimsamroblee Princess CleoSolid gold 12 years old, pretty girl, enjoying her day out, stood alone but deserved placing.