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Full Critique for Northern Counties Shih Tzu Club 2018

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

I would like to thank the NCSTC for inviting me to judge this show. I remember being at the first meeting in 1981 and becoming a founder member. Thanks you to George and Sharon Rose for stewarding for me and Marion Sweeney for taking photographs of all my winners. Mouths are much improved.Still some narrow fronts. Plenty of large dark eyes which is so important in getting the correct expression together with a good nose placement.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stDaltricia Arapaho6 months old G/W. Nicely balanced baby with a good neck, level topline and lovely tail carriage. Needs to mature in head and gain in confidence on the move. Plenty of time.

Puppy Dog
1stGladmin Soweto Storm JW11 month old B/W. I loved his broad head with large eyes and upturned nose. Well bodied for age and correct length of leg. Good tail. Well presented in good puppy coat and moving well both ways.
2ndSantosha DaybreakG/W. Another puppy with what I look for in a head. Lovely dark eye and good mouth. Firm ribcage and good bone. Well balanced and moved with confidence. Not quite as mature as 1st but very promising.

Junior Dog
1stDaltricia Kwakwali JW ShCMB/W. Very attractive head with a lovely expression., Ex mouth. Large well spaced eyes. Totally balanced standing and on the move.
2ndLyndatzu Joie De VivreSolid G. Broad head and nice eyes. Correct tail set and carriage. Well bodied , moved and showed well.
ResSuzitzu Lord Kalum of BlackgangshiSolid gold . He has a lovely expression, good neck and level topline. Ex coat. A little high on the leg for me. Moved well.

Beginners Dog
1stSuzitzu Lord Kalum of BlackgangshiSolid gold . He has a lovely expression, good neck and level topline. Ex coat. A little high on the leg for me. Moved well.
2ndShihmali VictoriousNice head and expression. Dark, well spaced eyes. Level topline, well bodied. Lacking in coat at the moment. Moved and shown well.

Novice Dog
1stGladmin Soweto Storm JW11 month old B/W. I loved his broad head with large eyes and upturned nose. Well bodied for age and correct length of leg. Good tail. Well presented in good puppy coat and moving well both ways.
2ndLyndatzu Joie De VivreSolid G. Broad head and nice eyes. Correct tail set and carriage. Well bodied , moved and showed well.
3rdSuzitzu Lord Kalum of BlackgangshiSolid gold . He has a lovely expression, good neck and level topline. Ex coat. A little high on the leg for me. Moved well.
ResShihmali VictoriousNice head and expression. Dark, well spaced eyes. Level topline, well bodied. Lacking in coat at the moment. Moved and shown well.

Yearling Dog
1stJaquinta Lets Go AndyG/W. Masculine boy with ex head and good mouth. Well balanced with good tail carriage. Coat needing to finish yet . Moved soundly.
2ndShalehan YasheronSmaller type with a nice dark eye and good mouth. Firmly bodied with an ex tail. Moved very well.
ResShihmali VictoriousNice head and expression. Dark, well spaced eyes. Level topline, well bodied. Lacking in coat at the moment. Moved and shown well.

Post Graduate Dog
1stYung Lo’s Who Needs A DressDark G/Wt. He has a lovely head and expression with upturned nose. Dark eye and ex mouth. Well bodied and with good bone. Nicely balanced with a high set tail. Moved soundly both ways. Body coat of good texture but just needing to finish in furnishings.
2ndKimevan Cast A SpellEverything in the right place with perfect balance and beautiful head .I’ve seen this dog let himself down before on the move but he went so well today. Close decision with 1.

Limit Dog
1stCh. Art Made Gene Kelly (Imp Swe)G/W.Super head and expression. Dark well spaced eyes. Broad jaw, good neck and tea pot tail .Good ribcage. He is in ex coat and condition and moved well with drive. In the challenge I just prefered the bit extra length of back of the winners. I’m sure his day will come.
2ndMagracara Star AttractionA past favorite of mine. Lovely head, eye and ex mouth. He’s in good coat and condition, well balanced and moved well both ways . A very nice boy.

Open Dog
1stCh. Honeyshuchun God of ThunderA lovely class to judge.G/W. Simply stunning in head. Broad, with large dark eyes, well spaced and with a lovely mouth and upturned nose , he is just what I love. He has the correct lenth of leg,. Level topline, longer than high and a well set tail. He’s in super coat and condition and a picture standing. Moved freely both ways. I was pleased to award him the CC and BIS. Well done on his title.
2ndCh. Artelino Moomins AdventureAnother lovely boy with an ex head and his well placed eyes give a typical oriental expression. Good neck and tail balance and level topline. Broad chest, ex coat and condition and moving well with drive behind. A worthy Champion. RCC

Veteran Dog
1stCh. Tansingh Double Jepardy (UK, Swe)Apparantly I’ve judged this dog 3 times including in Sweden with different handlers and I’ve done him well each time. He has a lovely head and expression and a good eye. He has a good mouth for his age. Ex tail carriage and moved really well. Best Veteran in Show.
2ndTzusweet Super SleuthMasculine solid gold , well bodied and balanced with good neck and high set tail. Level topline. Moved well.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stPeekin Miss Jive-Bunny-TuG/W. Very confident baby with a lovely feminine expression. Well balanced with ex tail carrige. Moved with style. Look forward to see how she progresses.
2ndZeeva ReflectionsG/W. She has a very attractive head with a lovely expression and eye. Well bodied and an excellent tea pot tail. Heavily coated and moved well once she settled.

Puppy Bitch
1stTameron Miss ParisG/W. Mature puppy in full coat. Broad head with dark well spaced eyes. Good nose placement and broad jaw. Correct neck and tail balance and level topline. Moved well both ways. BPIS
2ndSannivek Art Of GlitzSolid Gold.Very pretty girl with a lovely eye, nose placement and broad jaw. Nicely balanced. Moved well once she settled. Giving a lot away in maturity to 1.

Junior Bitch
1stKatonier Secrets And DreamsShe caught my eye as a puppy and shes progressing well. A very striking B/W with a lovely femine head, nice dark eye and good mouth. So well balanced and in ex coat and condition. Moved well.
2ndArtelino The North Remembers (imp)G/W Very pretty head and expression. Full dark eye . Good mouth. A well bodied girl with broad ribcage, reach of neck and level topline. Moved well with reach and drive. Just needs to finish in coat but plenty of time

Beginners Bitch
1stShihmali Mum’s The WordBeautiful head and lovely eyes. Correctly balanced with a good ribcage and good tailset and carriage. In good coat and condition. Moving well.
2ndZeeva ZafirahPretty head and nice eye. Good neck. In good coat and condition. Moved ok.

Novice Bitch
1stZeeva ReflectionsG/W. She has a very attractive head with a lovely expression and eye. Well bodied and an excellent tea pot tail. Heavily coated and moved well once she settled.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stTa Maria AmethystA lovely G/wt girl with a beautiful feminine head and exp and nice eye. Ex mouth. Good neck and broad ribcage. Correct length of leg. Coat coming along nicely. Moves so well with reach and drive .
2ndDolha’s Step Out in StyleQuality solid gold girl who I’ve admired. Another with a very feminine head, large dark eyes and correct nose placement. Well bodied, level topline, well set and carried tail. In lovely coat and moved well both ways. 2 lovely girls , a close decision.

Limit Bitch
1stShihmali Mum’s The WordBeautiful head and lovely eyes. Correctly balanced with a good ribcage and good tailset and carriage. In good coat and condition. Moving well.
2ndThaisu Vampire Kisses for MarboSolid Gold. Attractive head with dark well placed eyes. Well balanced with a lovely tail. In good coat .Moved well both ways.

Open Bitch
1stThaisu Desperate Housewife for KimevanG/W. Totally feminine head, large well spaced eyes and upturned nose. Correct length of leg. Good ribcage, so well balanced with her arched neck, level topline and tea pot tail. Kept her shape on the move with good driving action. Coat of nice texture. Pleased to award her the CC

Veteran Bitch
1stTansingh Angel and Demon9yr old G/W. Very pretty head. Good body and correct overall shape. Great tail. Lovely coat for age. Steady on the move.
2ndPaliden Good As GoldAnother lovely well balanced girl with an attractive head. In good coat. Good rear action. A bit loose in front.