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Full Critique for Shih Tzu Club 2021

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Judge : Miss Fleur Clifford
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.

I would like to thank the society for the invitation to judge one of the first club champ show of the year, my able steward and all the exhibitors that took the time to show under me, on one of the hottest days of the year. The venue was superb and I believe the committee smashed it with the layout of the rings, which meant showing was kept very comfortable for both dogs and handlers. I think that Covid has taken its toll on a lot of the youngsters as the show ring is a totally new experience. Albeit a small entry the standard of my two line ups were very pleasing. I felt very proud to award the top honors. My final thankyou is once again to the committee for providing a superb lunch to not only myself but my mum and sister. A very pleasant atmosphere throughout the day.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stMifcahs The Young PretenderG/W baby didn’t put a foot wrong. Really catches the eye with his profuse coat balance and ring presence. Lovey open expression with great dentition and pigmentation. Good front assembly. I look forward to seeing his career progress. A pleasure to award him BMPIS
2ndCremefern Trigger A Storm At SymarajuG/W 8mths of age shown in great condition lovely open expression. Dark pigmentation well balanced. Covering the ground holding his shape. Handled well. Both these babies were presented beautifully as always from these two kennels.
3rdHelios Sweet AddictThis baby has a lot to offer. It was both his and the owner’s first outing. I believe they will grow and learn together and will become a great team with a bright future.

Puppy Dog
1stCarlita Remember To DreamG/W 10mths shown to a high standard. He is very well constructed. Great bone and substance a real male throughout. Grand size for age. Very good top line which he maintains on the move. He has a melting expression with large dark eyes and grand dentition. A real top draw puppy. Very pleased to award him PBIB
2ndQuingshui Gingers NinjaG/W 11mths of age stunning colour with a wealth of coat of correct texture. Open expression with dark pigmentation. Good neck and shoulders. Leading into a level top line. A little unsettled on the day but once he got himself together, he put up a good show. Handled sympathetically
3rdDebeaux Matteo LorenzoThis lovely solid clearly enjoyed his day. Giving his owner a real hard time.

Junior Dog
1stShenleyvale Orange Juicy For JuhuaB/W Still very much a baby just needs time to mature. Lovely expression and dentition. Fabulous neck and shoulders. Moved and handled well.
2ndChimache Causing ChaosG/W with a profuse coat. Lovely soft expression. Both Dog and handler just need time and experience.

Novice Dog
1stJuhua’s Expecto Patronum For JadoremySolid Gold with a black mask. Present to a very high standard lovely typical solid expression. Good dentition well balanced. Holding his shape on the move. Handled well.
2ndPaliden Simply A Star With WharfeviewSolid Gold unsettled on the day. Another lovely typical solids expression, with dark eye and a mouth to die for. Good jacket of correct texture. Just needs time to Reach his full potential.

Graduate Dog
1stPaliden Simply A Star With WharfeviewSolid Gold unsettled on the day. Another lovely typical solids expression, with dark eye and a mouth to die for. Good jacket of correct texture. Just needs time to Reach his full potential.
2ndCorrlough By My Side At MaitreyaGrey and white lovely expression and dentition. Moved well covering the ground. Wonderful teapot tail. A young man that needs more time to mature. Well presented.

Post Graduate Dog
1stShirkeira Ragamuffin At MiddletunePale G/W male. A very honest young man. Lovely expression and domed head. Correct front assembly leading to a level top line and bend of stifle. Covers the ground on the move, holding his shape and teapot tail. Showed and handled to a high standard. Will be following his future career with interest awarded RCC

Mid Limit Dog
1stJadoremy Red Bounty ForeverRed G/W lovely open expression with a nice dark eye. Correct coat texture. Handled and presented well. Just lacking finish.

Limit Dog
1stMifcahs The King And I JWPale G/W WOW this young man cannot be denied. His ring presence and style is second to none. He has a profuse jacket of correct texture which is excellently presented. His overall balance and bone structure are of a very high standard. Lovely domed head and a warm expression. Grand neck leading to a level top line. Moves with purpose showing his superb bend of stifle. Very pleased to start this young man off with his first CC and Best in show.
2ndChaela RalphishB/W male of smaller type. Presented and handled to a high standard. He is very eye-catching and has a good coat. He moves with real purpose, covering the ground showing great rear extension. I feel that on the day he required more substance to complete the picture. But two very nice young males.
3rdMatsha JambalayaG/W male of a smaller type. His ring presence is very stylish and eye-catching. Presented and handled to a high standard.

Open Dog
1stMiddletune Wildest CharmerG/W presented to a high standard and really looks the part. Lovely head and expression. Well balanced with a correct teapot tail. It’s such a shame that on the day his head was elsewhere. The handler’s compassion still couldn’t turn this around

Veteran Dog
1stCh. Cremefern Sweet Talkin Guy JW ShCMA wonderful 9 year old male shown in top condition, with a wealth of coat. Very well balanced and excellent pigmentation. Moved with purpose covering the ground. A credit to his owners. A real showman.
2ndBattery Included at MaitreyaA very well balanced gentleman at 7 years of age, with a very good jacket of correct texture. Holds his shape on the move showing of his well set tail. 2 top quality veterans that still enjoy their day out.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stNorboo Esmeralda By ShihzarbrunoSolid red bitch just 6mth. She is a very promising young lady. Both Dog and the handler need to keep up the training. She could have a promising career. Lovely dentition, feminine expression, with a wealth of coat. Moved well once handler and her became a team.

Puppy Bitch
1stZeeva Mirror ImageG/W 10mths. Presented to a very high standard and young lady that owns the ring. Open expression lovely dark pigmentation and dentition. Good bone and spring of rib. Moved with great purpose. A top draw puppy.
2ndChaela Soda PopB/W young lady that really knows how to show her dad up on the move. Looks wonderful on the stance and she catches your eye. She is shown in great condition with a lovely head pigmentation and a tail to die for. When she gets her act together, she will be one to watch out for.

Junior Bitch
1stEthelsmead Connie FrancisB/W 17mths. Very feminine eye catching young lady. Well balanced with a good neck going into a level topline. Held her shape on the move showing real attitude. Well presented and handled.
2ndShihzarbruno Lady In WaitinPale G/W this little girl needs time to mature. She is very feminine with good bone structure. Would maybe benefit from being kept out of the ring till she matures.

Beginners Bitch
1stSampa Kaja Dolma MoSolid Gold. With a wealth of coat. Moved covering the ground with attitude. Has great ring presence and really enjoys showing.

Maiden Bitch
1stPaliden Golden ShowersSolid Gold 18mths an ultra feminine young lady. She has a super mouth and very sweet soft expression, very well balanced. She is shown with a wealth of coat for her age and really enjoys her time in the ring. Presented to a high standard. She looks as if she’s smiling. Pleased to award her the RCC.

Novice Bitch
1stPaliden Golden ShowersSolid Gold 18mths an ultra feminine young lady. She has a super mouth and very sweet soft expression, very well balanced. She is shown with a wealth of coat for her age and really enjoys her time in the ring. Presented to a high standard. She looks as if she’s smiling. Pleased to award her the RCC.
2ndSnoops Golden LadySolid Gold lovely dark pigmentation good dentition. Level topline and teapot tail. Well handled and presented.

Graduate Bitch
1stPaliden Golden ShowersSolid Gold 18mths an ultra feminine young lady. She has a super mouth and very sweet soft expression, very well balanced. She is shown with a wealth of coat for her age and really enjoys her time in the ring. Presented to a high standard. She looks as if she’s smiling. Pleased to award her the RCC.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stPaliden Bucks Fizz to Ekland JWSolid red with a beautiful black mask. Excellent dentition and pigmentation blows you away. Wonderful domed head leading into good neck and shoulders. Level top line which she holds on the move. Covering the ground with style and attitude portraying her superb bend of stifle. I was delighted to give her her 1st CC. She was never going to take her eyes off me until she had received this award. The presentation is worthy of a Gold medal to this owner.
2ndSnoops Golden LadySolid Gold lovely dark pigmentation good dentition. Level topline and teapot tail. Well handled and presented.
3rdGladmin Durbans Diva For MailiPale cream and white. I understand from her owner that she is a little wild fire. Which she shows on the move. She has lovely confirmation. Level topline well balanced, handled and presented well.
ResSampa Kaja Dolma MoSolid Gold. With a wealth of coat. Moved covering the ground with attitude. Has great ring presence and really enjoys showing.

Mid Limit Bitch
1stWharfeview She’s Eye CandyVibrant red G/W very feminine with a nice eye and domed head giving her a soft feminine expression. Moves with real attitude covering the ground. Showing off her well constructed frame. Handled and presented to a good standard
2ndCentastage Just ImagineG/W 4yrs of a larger type. Shown in the wealth of coat and very well presented. Lovely dark pigment and eye. Good detention and well balanced. With a correct teapot tail. Makes her handler work to the fullest.
3rdCorrlough Standing OvationPale G/W very feminine with a wealth of coat. Well presented and handled.

Limit Bitch
1stMiddletune Flame Of GoldSolid Gold 2yrs. Yet another well presented bitch from this kennel. Ultra feminine with correct dentition. Lovely dark mask leading to a good domed head. Correct shoulders and level topline. Carries her tail well on the move really covering the ground. Very well presented.
2ndQuingshui Aurora RisingPale G/W Handled and presented well. Lovely balanced young lady with good front assembly. She has a level topline which she holds on the move as well as showing off good rear action. Shown in good condition. These 2 bitches could change places anytime.
3rdMatsha That’s Amore At SnugglebrookB/W shown in good jacket. Pleasing expression, lovely dark eye and well balanced. Well handled.
ResSampa Kaja Dolma MoSolid Gold. With a wealth of coat. Moved covering the ground with attitude. Has great ring presence and really enjoys showing.

Open Bitch
1stCarlita Time to Samba JWG/W A really feminine young lady. Beautiful feminine head and expression. Large dark eye Didn’t seem ultra happy on the day. Beautiful head, lovely dark eyes that look into your soul. Well constructed throughout. Level topline and bend of stifle. Felt she lacked a little finish on the day and really made her handler work.
2ndChanikos Born To Dream at EthelsmeadB/W young lady that Wanted to make her mum work due to the hot weather. Feminine head piece with a soft expression. Level topline and well angulated. Balanced which she maintains on the move. Good coat and well presented. Two bitches that will change places.

Veteran Bitch
1stDelightful Madam Cholet at WharfeviewSolid black 11yrs. What a show girl shown in top condition a credit to her owner. Wonderful head and expression. Dark pigmentation. Moves holding her shape and showing off her strong hind quarters. Lovely tail set and a very good jacket. I cannot deny I was disappointed she had to leave the challenge.