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Full Critique for STC Summer Open Show 2021
Judge : Mr Lionel Prouve
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.
|For my second shih Tzu breed club open show, I was delighted with the entry, and I would like to thank all the exhibitors who chose to bring their dogs under me. Many thanks also go to the officers and committee for inviting me and my very efficient steward. I found the entry somewhat challenging with a big variation of shape and size and I really had to think about the key characteristics that define the breed for me. Quite a few exhibits had short ribcages and I do think that shoulders and fronts in general are an area where there could be some improvement. Heads were generally good along with rear angulation and coat presentation. Overall quality throughout the bitch classes was higher than in the males, however the open dog class was very competitive, which did reflect in both BIS & RBIS coming from that class. Both veterans were a credit to the longevity of the breed and the puppies clearly showed promise and I had some very tight decision to make there.|