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Full Critique for Midland Counties 2018

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

A lovely entry both numerically and with lots of quality. Temperaments were absolutely first rate and all of the exhibits were well groomed. Thank you very much to all of the exhibitors and to my great steward, Sharon Rose who managed so well on her own.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stTameron Mr Classic BlackHe provided a really good start to the day as he is sturdy and well made with the typical arrogant carriage I was hoping to find. Delightful head and expression with a good sized eye with no white visible. Short coupled with good length of rib. Moved out soundly with rear pads on show and he was shown in first class coat and condition. Best Puppy.
2ndCorrlough Snow PatrolAppealing with a good sized skull, large open nostrils. Good forehand and decent bone. Firm, level topline and good tailset and carriage. Not the maturity of the winner but he moved well with some style.

Puppy Dog
1stKadaz Im Negan). Broad, rounded skull, good eyes and pleasing expression. Ample bone and well padded feet. Not quite the body as yet of the Minor Puppy dog. High set tail with good carriage. Moved out soundly.

Junior Dog
1stCh. Miracey Zero HourMature in body and attitude. Very attractive head and expression with good breadth of skull and muzzle. Excellent forehand with well-laid shoulders and good bone and feet. Well ribbed and sturdily made. Nicely rounded quarters which he used to advantage on the move. Well coated and prepared to advantage. Moved out well with a smooth easy action.
2ndMifcahs Final FantasyStylish and has a masculine yet pretty head and expression. Well balanced with good length of rib and short loin. Excellent topline and tailset. Shows to good advantage.

Yearling Dog
1stDaltricia Kwakwali JW ShCMComposed and quite aristocratic with good head carriage and a nicely arched neck. Lovely expression, good nose placement with large nostrils. I admired his overall balance as he has good length of rib and breadth of chest. Most typical and certainly doesn’t disappoint on the move.
2ndChaela RalphishShown in very good coat and condition. Attractive head and expression with well placed nose and good lip line. Well ribbed but not quite as short coupled as the winner. Very good forehand. Moved out well with some drive from the rear.

Post Graduate Dog
1stMiddletune Wildest CharmerMasculine with a good sized skull, very pleasing expression with nicely finished muzzle. Decent neck and good head carriage. Excellent body and rib, well bone with good forehand. Pleased on the move and his good coat was expertly presented.
2ndKezang Golden IdolA good moving dog with much to admire. Good forehand with well slung body. Excellent topline and tailset. Shown in first class condition.

Limit Dog
1stAshmakin Bodacious Smooth for JaxTzu JW ShCM ShCEX). Stood at the head of a good class, lovely head and expression with expressive eyes, good nose pad and nice finish to muzzle. Sturdy, well ribbed body. Good bone. High set well carried tail. Strong, muscular hindquarters gave him some push on the move.
2ndGladmin Transkei Teddy JWVery pretty yet masculine head and expression. Good breadth of chest, well boned with nicely padded feet. Stylish and typical on the move.

Open Dog
1stCh. Cremefern Sweet Talkin Guy JW ShCMLovely head and most pleasing expression, nicely arched neck, good forehand with ample bone. Good depth and breadth of chest, well ribbed and short coupled. Sound and typical moving. Shown in first class order. CC & BOB.
2ndCh. Zamadar Majic Potion for CedarhytheMasculine and very soundly made with a pleasing head of good breadth, lovely expression. Large, open nostrils. Very good forehand with ample bone. Sturdy, well ribbed body with excellent topline and tailset. Moved out well with a true, typical action. Reserve CC.

Veteran Dog
1stCh. Jardhu Like Arte Made JW Sh.CMI was so impressed with this lovely old boy, at 14 years of age he was shown in pristine coat and condition. Attractive head and expression, well placed nose. Nicely arched neck. Good forehand and body. Enjoyed his day and can still show some of the youngsters how to move.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stTejayse Beautiful TraumaScored in maturity of body. Very pretty head and expression, fair length of neck and excellent topline and tailset. Nicely rounded quarters and moved out really well with some drive and strength from the rear.
2ndMiddletune Flame Of GoldAttractive head with good nose pad and nice finish to muzzle. Pleasing forehand with good quality bone. Short coupled with good body for age. Very good profile action.
3rdMiddletune Eternal Flame At Shirkeira JWVery pretty and feminine with an excellent forehand and good body. Well balanced and very typical, not quite as positive in rear action as the winner.

Puppy Bitch
1stLyndatzu Que Sah Rah JWBest Bitch Puppy. Classy with an air of arrogance and quality. Attractive head and expression, decent forehand with good bone and nicely padded feet. Sturdy body with high set tail and her good carriage gave her a most pleasing outline. Gay and sound.
2ndMiddletune Eternal Flame At Shirkeira JWVery pretty and feminine with an excellent forehand and good body. Well balanced and very typical, not quite as positive in rear action as the winner.

Junior Bitch
1stCh. Zeeva Reflections JWThe ultimate showgirl with her arrogant, proud carriage and lovely temperament. Pretty head and eye, good open nostrils. Well boned with good layback of shoulder. Strong sturdy body. Nicely balanced tail carriage. Shown in lovely coat and condition. Moved well with a very typical action.
2ndPeekin Miss Jive-Bunny-TuSoundly made and pleasing to handle but could be a little more confident on the table. Similar in type to the winner and she too moved out well with some style and drive from the rear. Well presented coat.

Yearling Bitch
1stPeekin Miss Jazz Ming-TuPretty with an attractive head, decent forehand with good bone. Pleasing head carriage and she keeps her outline well at all times. Sound and true on the move. Good coat.
2ndLyndatzu Enchantment at TzusweetNot quite the confident, arrogant attitude of the winner but she too is very pretty with a lovely warm expression. Soundly made all through and this was reflected in her good action.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stIsishouse Queen Meritaten for ChellandaTypey and well balanced, good head, well boned with nicely padded feet. Decent forehand and good sturdy, short coupled body. Held a good outline both standing and moving.
2ndKadaz RebeccaNicely rounded, broad skull and good eye. Pleasing forehand, well bodied with good topline and tailset. Well muscled and moved out smartly showing rear pads.

Limit Bitch
1stWarathwaite Pure As SnowFeminine and very pretty head and expression. Good nose pad with large nostrils. Well boned with a good forehand, decent breadth of chest and short coupled sturdy body. Good tail set and high carriage. Impressive on the move. Shown in first class order. Reserve CC.
2ndCh. Shorestar Hocus Pocus JWA really good moving, well balanced and very typical bitch. Lovely expression, good body. Well coated and kept a good outline both standing and moving.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Tameron Miss Black OpiumReally makes the most of herself on the move with her arrogant carriage and very positive action. Delightful head and expression, good breadth and depth of chest. Sturdy and short coupled body. In lovely coat and muscular condition. I thought she was rather special. CC.
2ndCh. Zeeva Love Unlimited for Maili JW Sh CMMost attractive head and expression. Typical outline enhanced by her good tail and head carriage. Sturdy, well ribbed body with good topline. Nicely rounded quarters. Moved out well with some push from the rear.

Veteran Bitch
1stShihmali Mum’s The Word VWBest Veteran. Typical and very good on the move. Shown in lovely condition. Sturdy body and good topline and tailset. Lovely head and expression and her dark, lustrous eyes are a great asset. In the challenge for Best Veteran her comparative youth gave her an advantage over the lovely older dog.