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Full Critique for Driffield 2019
Judge : Dorothy McIntyre
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.
|My first CC appointment was so wonderful from beginning to end and for which I thank Mr Martin Freeman, Hon. Secty. and his Committee for believing in me and sticking with me for the two years for until my appointment was approved. Such a hard working and supportive Committee and a show in a lovely setting. Thank you to all those who entrusted me with their lovely dogs, many of which really put me to the test with such high quality. Overall I found good construction and movement with many well balanced exhibits, even though there was a real mix of type. Topline and tailset I found with those present had improved and depth, spring and length of rib also improving. For me for the future width of skull, lower jaw, muzzle and dentition needs monitoring as some exhibits did not have that round head with padding over the muzzle and enough width in the lower jaw for teeth to lay straight. Eye conformation also in some was small and more oval than round which detracts from the requirements of our Standard and the open features and melting expression one seeks. I feel very fortunate in finding my special dogs for top awards, but also frustrated that some very worthy exhibits went without even though they would have fitted the wording on the CC. So here are my critiques:|