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Full Critique for Boston & District CS 2023

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Judge : John Willett
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.

It was a great honour to be awarding my first set of CC’s and I would like to thank Boston DCS for the invitation. I would also like to say a big thank you to my stewards Heidi and Paul for doing such a fantastic job and to all those exhibitors who entered under me. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with a good depth of quality in the entry. On the day I saw very little white of eye, heads were good, a lot of broad ribs, mouths, on the whole were very good and temperaments and presentation were excellent. Also, good to see some improvement in tail set and carriage, which vastly improves the balance and outline so there is a lot to be optimistic for in the breed. For me front construction just needs attention. You may have a good lay back of shoulder, but without the correct angulation, tight elbows, and length of upper arm you will never have the front legs reaching well forward that is asked for in the standard, and with better rear construction it can really affect the front movement. So pleased for the breed to see the Best Puppy Placed Group 2, and the Best Special Beginner placed Group 3.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stLyndatzu Love BugGold and White, has lovely balance and outline, dark round eye, good mouth, large open nostril, good front construction, short legged, good tail set and carriage, good rear angulation. Very happy on the move showing both rear pads going away. A very promising puppy.
2ndLyndatzu Love StoryGold and White, litter brother to 1st and much applies to him, slightly larger, good lift to foreface and good head development at this age, sturdy puppy, with good tail set and carriage. Another promising puppy and will be interesting to see how the brothers develop.

Puppy Dog
1stRossvale Wildest Dream JWSolid gold, Loved the outline and balance on this boy, dark round eye of good size and well spaced, Large open nostrils, good front construction, tight elbows, broad ribs with depth and length, level topline held on the move with proud head carriage, correct tail set and carriage. Moved with style showing both rear pad with good forward reach. BPD
2ndCh. Zeeva Cool DudeGold and White, a quality boy with everything in proportion, super head, dark round eye, good width to muzzle with good nose placement, good mouth, lovely expression, level topline, broad ribs of good depth and length, lovely balance and outline, beautifully presented giving a finished picture. Just a little reluctant on the move today.
3rdLyndatzu Love StoryGold and White, litter brother to 1st and much applies to him, slightly larger, good lift to foreface and good head development at this age, sturdy puppy, with good tail set and carriage. Another promising puppy and will be interesting to see how the brothers develop.

Junior Dog
1stPeekin Reggie Rebel-TuGold and White, Lovely outline and balance of good size, dark well space eyes, broad round head, square muzzle, good mouth, broad ribs, short legged, good tail set, level top line with proud head carriage, very happy on the move.
2ndThaisu Storming Off To BishbowBlack and White, larger style, strong masculine head broad and round, dark round eye with good spacing, square muzzle with width, good tail set and carriage, very happy on the move showing both rear pads going away. Will benefit when coat comes through.

Beginners Dog
1stMapimakastar Jason MioBrindle and White, nice balance and outline, masculine dog with broad round head, dark round eye, large open nostrils, neck of sufficient length, broad ribs, sturdy, level top line with good tail set. Happy and free moving.
2ndZeeva Dark ObsessionBlack and White, nice outline and balance on the stack, good head and expression, dark eye, good nose placement, broad ribs, sturdy with level top line.

Yearling Dog
1stPeekin Jazz-A-Matazz-TuGold and White, good head on this boy broad and round, large round eye with good placement, good width to muzzle with correct mouth, large open nostrils, good tail carriage, kept level top line on the move. Well presented.

Post Graduate Dog
1stEmerson Alpiu Slenis Of Alchez JW ShCEx OSWBlack and White, well presented, dog of nice size and in proportion, good head, good mouth, large open nostrils, good front construction, comes into his own on the move, effortless movement with drive from rear, good tail set and carriage with proud head carriage.
2ndMapimakastar Jason MioBrindle and White, nice balance and outline, masculine dog with broad round head, dark round eye, large open nostrils, neck of sufficient length, broad ribs, sturdy, level top line with good tail set. Happy and free moving.
3rdZeeva Dark ObsessionBlack and White, nice outline and balance on the stack, good head and expression, dark eye, good nose placement, broad ribs, sturdy with level top line.

Limit Dog
1stChaela RalphishBlack and White, loved the outline and balance on this dog, good for size, masculine head, good lift to foreface, dark large round eye, good nose placement, slight tip tilt to nose, large open nostrils, tight elbows, short legged, level top line with good tail set, held his shape on the move. Showed both pads going away. Beautifully presented.
2ndShanitaus ObsessionGold and White, a quality dog who has breed type, larger style dog, beautiful masculine head on this dog, broad and round, low set ears, dark round eye well spaced, lovely expression, broad ribs with depth and length, sturdy, level top line, good tail. Steady on the move.

Open Dog
1stCh. Warathwaite The Kingslayer (Bel,Lux, UK)Gold and White, caught my eye as soon as he entered the ring, larger style dog with breed type, masculine head round and broad, dark round eye, wide short square muzzle allowing for an excellent mouth, large open nostrils with good placement all combined to give a lovely open expression, sufficient length of neck to allow for proud head carriage, broad ribs with depth and length, good front construction with tight elbows, level top line, correct tail set and carriage, sound on the move and holding his shape and outline showing both pads going away. Beautifully presented and handled. My Dog CC winner which was his crowning 3rd, a very worthy champion.
2ndCh. Daltricia Jamie Lee JW ShCEx OSWBlack and White, another with a beautiful outline and balance, larger style dog, typical masculine head and expression broad and round with good lift to fore face, large dark round eye, large open nostrils, good width to muzzle, broad ribs of correct depth and length, tight elbows, head held proudly on a neck of good length with shoulders being well laid back, level top line, correct tail set and carriage, good rear angulation, well muscled. Held shape and outline on the move showing both pads going away. Pleased to award him the Dog RCC.

Veteran Dog
1stCh. Carlita Reason To Dream JW ShCMGold and White, a worthy Ch in great condition and beautifully presented, has super outline and balance, broad round head, large dark eye, warm expression, proud head carriage, broad ribs with depth and length, good tail set and carriage, well constructed rear, held shape on the move.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stMiddletune Clementine JWGold and White, a super young girl of good size, loved her outline and balance, dark round eye, head developing well, good front construction, tight elbows, head held proudly, correct tail set and carriage, level top line, good rear construction, very happy on the move holding her shape and balance. A very promising puppy.
2ndLyndatzu Truly ScrumptiousGold and White, very similar to 1st, head developing nicely, dark round eye, good width to ribs, good substance to her, good lay back of shoulder allowing for proud head carriage, good tail set and carriage, another very happy puppy on the move.

Puppy Bitch
1stValkiria Sweet Addict For Maili (Imp Pol) JWBlack and White, a real quality girl, eye catching and beautifully presented with that bit of X factor, but still all Shih Tzu. Head developing well, low set ears, dark round eye, good mouth, short tip tilted muzzle, broad ribs being of good depth and length, correct front construction with good lay back of shoulder, tight elbows, level topline with correct tail set, good rear angulation, with her construction movement was free flowing with good forward reach and drive from behind and still maintaining her shape and outline as only a well made dog can. A very exciting puppy and wish her well in the future. My BPB and BPIB. So pleased to see her placed 2nd in the Utility Puppy Group.
2ndZeeva Double Take With ShanitauGold and White, lovely outline and balance on this puppy, beautiful feminine expression, head developing very well, dark round eye, good mouth, good layback of shoulder allowing for proud head carriage, broad ribs with good depth and length, level topline with correct tail set, steady mover who held her shape on the move.
VHCMiddletune Clementine JWGold and White, a super young girl of good size, loved her outline and balance, dark round eye, head developing well, good front construction, tight elbows, head held proudly, correct tail set and carriage, level top line, good rear construction, very happy on the move holding her shape and balance. A very promising puppy.

Junior Bitch
1stValkiria Sweet Addict For Maili (Imp Pol) JWBlack and White, a real quality girl, eye catching and beautifully presented with that bit of X factor, but still all Shih Tzu. Head developing well, low set ears, dark round eye, good mouth, short tip tilted muzzle, broad ribs being of good depth and length, correct front construction with good lay back of shoulder, tight elbows, level topline with correct tail set, good rear angulation, with her construction movement was free flowing with good forward reach and drive from behind and still maintaining her shape and outline as only a well made dog can. A very exciting puppy and wish her well in the future. My BPB and BPIB. So pleased to see her placed 2nd in the Utility Puppy Group.

Beginners Bitch
1stTejayse Beautiful TraumaGold and White, this is a quality girl with a lot of merits, well presented with lovely balanced outline, a good head, broad and round with low set ears, good lift to foreface, large dark round eye, short tip tilted nose, good width to muzzle, good mouth, broad ribs with depth and length, tight elbows, sturdy, good layback of shoulders, level top line with high tail set and good tail carriage, good rear angulation. Happy on the move who held her shape whilst moving. My best special beginner and so pleased to see her go Group 3 in the Utility Special Beginners Group, well deserved.
2ndMapimakastar Suzie HugoGold and White, nice head on this girl with feminine expression, good mouth, good lay back of shoulder, level top line, good tail set and carriage. Very happy on the move.

Yearling Bitch
1stCh. Rossvale Little Black DressBlack and White, smaller style girl, enough substance with everything in proportion, balanced outline, round head, dark round well spaced eyes, tip tilt to nose, feminine expression, good layback of shoulders, level topline, correct tail set and carriage, good rear angulation, my notes said pocket rocket because she moves, holding her shape, with ease and purpose with good forward reach and drive from behind showing both pads going away.
2ndShihzarbruno Sweet Dreams At LyndatzuBlack and White, nice size girl with balanced outline, feminine head with large dark round eye, level topline with good tail set and carriage, happy on the move, just in between coats.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stMapimakastar Delilah HugoGold and White, feminine bitch, dark round eye with good lift to foreface, good mouth, level topline with good tail set and carriage.
2ndAlchez Return to The SeaGold and White, good size girl, with a good feminine head, large dark round eye well spaced, good nose placement, good layback of shoulders, level topline, correct tailset moved with ease.

Limit Bitch
1stCh. Middletune Flame Of GoldSolid Gold, sometimes you see a dog and hope that they are as good once you put your hands on as they are when they are stacked. On this occasion she was. Everything just felt right. Such a balanced outline, of nice size with that you won’t ignore me arrogant look. Beautiful feminine head in proportion to her size, broad round with low set ears, dark round eye, short tip tilted nose with large open nostrils with correct placement, enough width to muzzle, good mouth, broad ribs with good depth and length, strong loin, correct front construction, level top line, fabulous tail set and carriage, well constructed rear. She moved with ease, with good forward reach and drive from behind, and still maintained her outline with such an arrogant head carriage. Nothing pulled or forced here. She was a joy to watch and so pleased to award her the Bitch CC and BOB. Just hope she doesn’t have to wait too long for her 3rd CC, a girl deserving of her title.
2ndCh. Peekin Hoi-Tee-Toi-Tee-TuGold and White, nice for size, lovely head on this girl, dark round eye, short tip tilted nose with good placement, soft feminine expression, broad ribs, level top line with good tail set, steady mover.
ResMapimakastar Suzie HugoGold and White, nice head on this girl with feminine expression, good mouth, good lay back of shoulder, level top line, good tail set and carriage. Very happy on the move.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Bishbow Summer BreezeBlack and white, a cheeky girl with excellent outline and balance and breed type, super head broad and round, good lift to foreface, well spaced dark round eye, short tip tilted nose, good width to muzzle, broad ribs of good depth and length, good lay back of shoulders allowing for arrogant head carriage, sturdy, level top line, excellent tail set and carriage, held her shape on the move. Pleased to award her the Bitch RCC.
2ndCh. Warathwaite Royal DivaGold and White, larger style girl with lovely outline and balance, another with a good head, dark round eye, short tip tilted nose, square muzzle, good mouth, feminine expression, broad ribs with good depth and length, good lay back of shoulder to allow for proud head carriage, sturdy, level top line with strong loin, good tail set and carriage, happy on the move showing both pads going away.