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Full Critique for Boston & District CS 2017

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Judge : Mrs Jackie Bowns
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.

I would like to thank Boston C S for the invite to judge and for their hospitality. My gentlemen stewards were brilliant. The breed has some stunning dogs and bitches and today I was privileged to judge such exhibits, who have both beauty and are fit. No matter how beautiful the coats are dogs still need muscle and this only comes from exercise. They need to be able to move soundly, sadly this was not the case in a few exhibits. Thank you for our entry and I wish you all well for 2017

Minor Puppy Dog
1stShirkeira Machiavelli1) Galliford – Shirkeira Machiavelli Gold /White- liked his overall balance, coming together nicely, he is able to move out really well.
2ndYung Lo’s Who Needs A Dress2) Iley - Yung Los Who Needs a Dress A well put together young man, which shows in his movement, he just needs time but has it all where is should be.

Puppy Dog
1stCh. Art Made Gene Kelly (Imp Swe)1) Cooke and Hatton – Arte Made Gene Kelly My notes said “want him”, lovely balance moved so true for a young man, held his topline. He has everything in the right place and the most wonderful head and expression. He earned his Res CC and Best Puppy and I am sure he has a very bright future.
2ndShirkeira Machiavelli1) Galliford – Shirkeira Machiavelli Gold /White- liked his overall balance, coming together nicely, he is able to move out really well.

Junior Dog
1stMinfaa Take Me To the Limit at Middletune1) Yorke – Minfaa Take Me to the Limit at Middletune This boy has a very nice head and expression, he has good balance and moves very true, he is just getting his big boy coat and when he does will present a very nice picture
2ndThaisu Devil In Disguise2) Cooke – Thaisu Devil in Disguise Black and White – divine head and eyes in very good coat and body, today he was a bit skittish on the move.

Yearling Dog
1stGladmin Transkei Teddy JW1) Carter & Leigh – Gladmin Transkei Teddy JW Cream and white dog who has the most wonderful expression and head, he went well and was shown in immaculate condition.

Post Graduate Dog
1stKainenable Diamond Geezer1) Hutley – Kainenables Diamond Geezer Gld/white dog who is so sound, everything in the right place and he moves really well because he has the correct muscles, something sadly lacking in a lot of exhibits, maybe a little larger than my ideal but never the less a good specimen.
2ndLaurmerand Ace Of Spades2) Ritchie – Laureamead Ace of spades Solid black boy who has a beautiful head and expression coat in excellent order, today the winner had the edge in front movement.

Limit Dog
1stPekoe One Direction JW1) Anderton – Pekoe One Direction JW Gold/ white dog who is beautiful to go over, everything how it should be, he moves really well and is presented to perfection, I had a tussle in my head between him and the younger boy for the Res CC
2ndJazala Austentatious Sh CM2) Rudham – Jazala Austentatious ShCm A nice shaped dog in good coat and balanced well, today I preferred the expression of winner.

Open Dog
1stCh. Zamadar Majic Potion for Cedarhythe1) Clifford’s – Ch Zamadar Majic Potion for Cedarhythe Black and white – He is as good as he looks. He has it all. Everything for me says “Shih Tzu” Delighted to award him the dog CC and BOB and later in the group was thrilled to see him take GP 3
2ndCh. Thaisu Public Image2) Cooke - Ch Thaisu Public Image Solid gold with black mask, beautiful presentation, a truly lovely dog with everything you could want, the most beautiful eyes that very Shih Tzu should strive for.

Good Citizen Scheme Dogs
1stShirkeira I Want It All JW ShCMGld white, very nice expression and goes well but is for me lacking in a bit of balance and would like to see higher tail.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stWarathwaite Pure As Snow1) Brooks – Warathwaite Pure as Snow Gold and White baby who is for me a stunner, she has an expression that is all Shih Tzu, she moves out well and looks so balanced. I shall watch her progress with interest, delighted to make her best bitch puppy.
2ndTa Maria Amethyst2) Iley – Ta Maria Amethyst This young lady has it all, she just needs time to develop and is top class.

Puppy Bitch
1stEthelsmead Looking for Lowri1) Rutter - Ethelsmead Lookin for Lowri Black and white puppy who has beautiful balance, fab expression, she can really move with great style, she has a great future.
2ndPaliden Star Delight2) Williams – Paliden Star Delight Oh, my she has the right name a total delight, rather naughty and doing things her way but she has everything she needs, pretty expression and great balance. When she calms down she will do so well.

Junior Bitch
1stCh. Tameron Miss Dark Obsession1) Howard - Tameron Miss Dark Obsession Black and White who has style, balance and a true “Shih Tzu “expression, shown in perfect condition which showed in her movement.
2ndPaliden Golden Future at Mayofox2) Bourne – Paliden Golden Future at Mayofox Solid Gold who is coming along nicely, shown in excellent order, has a lovely expression and moves well just master those legs and you will have cracked it.

Yearling Bitch
1stGladmin Inala1) Carter & Leigh – Gladmin Inala Gold/White who is shown in excellent coat, really coming on beautifully, very good body and she can move well.
2ndMinfaa Dancin Cheek To Cheek at Middletune2) Yorke – Minfaa Dancin Cheek to Cheek at Middletune Gold/White a really nice bitch put together nicely and moved well, today I preferred the head of winner.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stMatsonic Gotta Have Faith at Ethelsmead1) Rutter – Matsonic Gotta Have Faith at Ethelsmead Gold/White who I thought beautiful in expression. movement spot on. Perfect Balance and she was presented to perfection, a truly lovely bitch. So pleased to award her the Res CC
2ndThaisu Vampire Kisses for Marbo2) Hatten – Thaisu Vampire Kisses for Marbo Solid Gold who I like very much, good coat and movement. For me just not the balance of winner.

Limit Bitch
1stThaisu Desperate Housewife for Kimevan1) Dyker – Thaisu Desperate Housewife for Kimevan Smaller than some, but has it all, good balance, beautiful head and expression moves out well and was presented to perfection.
2ndLyndatzu Jai Mali2) Cheshire – Lyndatzu Jaimali Gold/White Nice balance, good expression but I just preferred the front movement of winner.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Camelle Chocolate Mousse at Rossvale JW (imp Fin)1) Brown – Camelle Chocolate Mousee at Rossvale JW (imp Fin) I have often seen this bitch at shows and loved her. Today I had the pleasure of going over her and she is a stunner. She is in every way a true “Shih Tzu” Try looking into those eyes and not melting. A total privilege to award her the Bitch CC
2ndPopeye’s Creme De La Creme (JW) (Imp Swe)2) Casentieri – Popeyes De La Crème JW (imp SWE) Solid black who is presented to perfection and a truly lovely bitch, I have done her well in the past and still like her very much
ResJimsamroblee Miss Honalulu2) Coupland – Jamsamroblee Miss Honalulu Both very similar to each other, shown in tip top condition for their ages and a credit to their owner.

Veteran Bitch
1stJimsamroblee Princess Cleo1) Coupland – Jimsamroblee Princess Cleo Both very similar to each other, shown in tip top condition for their ages and a credit to
2ndJimsamroblee Miss Honalulu2) Coupland – Jamsamroblee Miss Honalulu Both very similar to each other, shown in tip top condition for their ages and a credit to their owner.