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Full Critique for Joint Shih Tzu Clubs 2019

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

First of all I wish to thank the committee for the invitation. It was a big honour for me to get the opportunity to judge at this show. And what a show you all made it to be, thanks!! The show was so well organized, lovely surroundings and had a great atmosphere. And a big thanks to all of the exhibitors for entering your dogs. I had a great day in the ring with so many lovely shih-tzu`s. I enjoyed every second of the day and of course the whole weekend. My priority in our lovely breed is to find the classic breed type, low to the ground with broad and deep chest. Correct balance between head and tail. Well rounded heads with the typical warm expression. Sound construction. And the sweet outgoing positive temper. For me the most important is to meet happy healthy dogs. Coat condition and presentation is also important, but maybe for some there is too much focus? My thoughts of the breed in its entirety is very positive. There were so many lovely classic heads with excellent depth and broadness, warm big eyes and correct nose placement with well open nostrils. There was a few with narrow underjaw and this must be watched in the future. Many dogs with the correct balance. The main difference between the dogs is in the construction. There were quite a few with narrow fronts, that lack the depth and broadness to stabilize the body and the movements. These problems can be seen in the topline. But in total this needs attention from us but the breed is well kept in England. This was our first world conference and what a weekend they made it to be for all of us. There have been done so much work from the UK shih-tzu club to make this happen. Thank you all involved, you should be so proud of yourselves. And in the end of the day this was just a dog show. The most important for us all is to know the history of the breed and appreciate the knowledge and work breeders have done to keep our outstanding breed. This makes us a big shih-tzu family that have the responsibility to let the next generation have the same opportunity to love and live together with a shih-tzu. So the presentation on the conference about breed history and breed type made by Susan Crossley, Glenys Dolphin and Stephanie Walsh is very important for us all to understand.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stMifcahs The King And IWell balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head with good size for the age. Good depth of underjaw, would like it a bit more broadness. Well placed nose with good open nostrils. Well placed eyes of good size for age. Lovely balanced body with excellent neck, topline and tail carrige. A boy that I think will finish well. Lovely coat and presentation. Moves very sound and free. Shows pads well. Lovely temperament. Best Minor Puppy In Show
2ndSantosha Choc IceWell balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head. Good depth and broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils Well placed eyes of good size. Good neck and topline. Well set tail and good carriage. Good depth of body, need times to develop in broadness. Moves soundly and balanced from the side, needs to stabilize in front movement. Excellent behind for age. Shows pads well Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
ResShirkeira Ragamuffin At MiddletuneMale of very good type and overall impression. Well balanced. Needs time to develop in head. Is rounded, but needs time to fill in under the eyes. Well placed nose with open nostrils. Very good body and bone. But needs to stabilize in topline. Well set and carried tail. Very good move from the side, needs more reach in front. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Puppy Dog
1stDaltricia Jamie LeeWell developed and balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Strong rounded head with excellent depth and broadness in underjaw. Well placed and open nostrils. Good neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. Good depth of body, but need time to fill and stabilize in front movement. Shows pads well. Very nice coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
2ndRossvale Eclipse Of The SunWell balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Well rounded head of good size and broadness for age. Good depth and broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with open nostrils. Well placed eyes of good size for age. Excellent neck, ok topline. Well set and carried tail. Good depth of body, need time to fill in broadness. Moves soundly from the side, need time to stabilize in front movement. Ok behind. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
3rdSherthian Trust In Me At CavateenaMale of excellent type and overall impression. Enough balance. Well rounded head with good broad underjaw. Well placed nose with open nostrils. Need time to fill under the eyes. The head needs time to develop. Excellent neck and topline. Well set tail that could be carried a bit higher. Very good body and bone. Lovely sound movement for the age. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Junior Dog
1stDebeaux Having A BallWell balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Well rounded head. Need time to get more broadness and depth in head. Good underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Well placed eyes. Enough depth and broadness in underjaw. Enough broadness between the eyes for age. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tail carriage. Excellent depth of body. Moves very sound and balanced with lovely personality. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
2ndDaltricia Nanga Parbat JWStronger male of excellent type and overall impression. Well balanced. Strong rounded head with nice broad underjaw. Well placed nose and open nostril. Well placed eyes of good size. Needs to fill in under the eyes. Good neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Strong bone. Moves soundly enough, but needs some time to settle in front movement. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
ResElzu Piper ArrowMale of very good type and overall impression. Well rounded head that still need to fill. Good broad underjaw. Well placed nose with good open nostrils. Well placed eyes. Very good neck and topline. Well set tail that could be carried a bit higher. Very good body and bone. Moves soundly from the side, a bit close in front. Very good coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Beginners Dog
1stKezang Golden IdolWell balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Rounded head with enough broadness. Good broad underjaw. Well placed nose with open nostrils. Well placed eyes. Very good neck and topline. Very good body and bone. Moves soundly enough, but would like a bit more energy. Needs to have more fun. Lovely coat and presentation. Sweet temperament.
2ndElzu Piper ArrowMale of very good type and overall impression. Well rounded head that still need to fill. Good broad underjaw. Well placed nose with good open nostrils. Well placed eyes. Very good neck and topline. Well set tail that could be carried a bit higher. Very good body and bone. Moves soundly from the side, a bit close in front. Very good coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Maiden Dog
1stShirkeira Ragamuffin At MiddletuneMale of very good type and overall impression. Well balanced. Needs time to develop in head. Is rounded, but needs time to fill in under the eyes. Well placed nose with open nostrils. Very good body and bone. But needs to stabilize in topline. Well set and carried tail. Very good move from the side, needs more reach in front. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
2ndStardante Han Sum Model with SimbaloveMale of very good type and overall impression. Enough balance for age. Well rounded head. Good underjaw with enough broadness. Well placed nose and open nostrils. Well placed eyes. He is upright in shoulder. Good body and bone. Balanced movement, but needs stronger front movement. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Novice Dog
1stSherthian Trust In Me At CavateenaMale of excellent type and overall impression. Enough balance. Well rounded head with good broad underjaw. Well placed nose with open nostrils. Need time to fill under the eyes. The head needs time to develop. Excellent neck and topline. Well set tail that could be carried a bit higher. Very good body and bone. Lovely sound movement for the age. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
2ndShirkeira Ragamuffin At MiddletuneMale of very good type and overall impression. Well balanced. Needs time to develop in head. Is rounded, but needs time to fill in under the eyes. Well placed nose with open nostrils. Very good body and bone. But needs to stabilize in topline. Well set and carried tail. Very good move from the side, needs more reach in front. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Graduate Dog
1stDaltricia Nanga Parbat JWStronger male of excellent type and overall impression. Well balanced. Strong rounded head with nice broad underjaw. Well placed nose and open nostril. Well placed eyes of good size. Needs to fill in under the eyes. Good neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Strong bone. Moves soundly enough, but needs some time to settle in front movement. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
2ndSistasu Silver CloudWell balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head that could have a bit more volume. Good broad underjaw. Well placed nose with open nostrils. Lovely eyes. Excellent neck. Good topline. Well set and carried tail. Very good body and bone. He needs a stronger front movement. He looked balanced from the side and keeps balanced. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Post Graduate Dog
1stSantosha DaybreakLovely well balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Nice size. Lovely rounded head with good broad underjaw. Well placed nose with good open nostrils. Well placed lovely eyes. Excellent neck. Excellent topline standing, but need to be a bit stronger in topline on the move. Excellent body and bone. Moves soundly enough and balanced. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
2ndSantosha Polar StarLovely well balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Nice size. Lovely rounded head with good broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with good open nostrils. Well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. Good depth of body, but still needs time to fill in broadness. Moves soundly and balanced from the side. Very nice coat presentation. Lovely temperament.

Minor Limit Dog
1stYung Lo’s Who Needs A DressLovely well balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head with excellent underjaw. Well placed nose with open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline and well set and carried tail. Excellent body and bone. Very nice depth and broadness in chest. Moves very soundly and freely, shows pads well, ok topline on the move. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
2ndSantosha Sandy CoveWell balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head with good underjaw. Well placed nose with open nostrils. Well placed eyes. Very good neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. Excellent body and bone. Moves very soundly and balanced, but a bit close in front. Shows pads well. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Limit Dog
1stJaquinta Lets Go Andy JWLovely balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head with excellent strength. Strong underjaw with good width. Well placed nose with good open nostrils. Well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. Excellent body and bone. Excellent depth and broadness of body. Moves very freely, sturdy and balanced with outgoing personality. Shows pads very well. Very typical and strong in breed character. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament. Reserve CC.
2ndShalehan YasheronWell balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Strong rounded head. Good broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with good open nostrils. Well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topine. Well set and carried tail. Excellent body and bone. Very nice depth and broadness in body. Very nice coat and presentation. Moves soundly and balanced. Shows pads well. Lovely temperament.

Open Dog
1stBattery Included at MaitreyaLovely male of excellent type and overall impression. Excellent balanced body. Lovely rounded head with warm and confident expression. Very good depth and broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with good open nostrils. Well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tail and tail carriage. Excellent body and bone. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Moves very soundly, sturdy and balanced from all sides. Lovely outgoing personality and having a great time in the ring. Lovely breed character. Lovely coat and presentation. A dog that caught my eye of his classic breed type combined with great construction and confidence. CC & Best In Show.
2ndCh. Art Made Gene Kelly (Imp Swe)Lovely balanced dog of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head with excellent depth and broadness. Good underjaw with good broadness. Well placed nose with good open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline and well set and carried tail. Excellent body and bone. Excellent depth and broadness. Moves very soundly, but would like him a bit more balanced on the move. Lovely coat and presentation. A very eye catching dog with lovely breed character.

Veteran Dog
1stTsantha Happy As Larry With Hajenza8 year Masculine well balanced male of excellent type and overall impression. Well rounded head with good depth and broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely round eyes of good size. Vital expression. Well kept veteran in good body and coat condition. Very good depth and broadness in chest. Moves soundly from side. Ok coming and going. Shows pads well. Lovely temperament and well presented.
2ndCh. Cremefern Sweet Talkin Guy JW ShCM7 year male of excellent type and overall impression. Good balance. Well rounded head, but would like a bit more strength and broadness in skull. Good depth and broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Good neck and topline. Well set tail. Good body and bone. Lovely coat condition and presentation. Lovely temperament. Sound on the move. Shows pads well.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stWarathwaite Royal DivaLovely female of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head. Excellent broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. Excellent depth and broadness in body for age. Moves very sound and balanced for her young age. The coat is ok presented, will need some time to finish. Lovely outgoing personality and she had so much fun.
2ndSantosha Desert StarLovely female of excellent type and overall impression. Excellent rounded head with excellent broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely eyes and eye placement. Excellent neck and topline. Well set tail. Would like to see the tail a bit higher on the move. Excellent body and bone for age. Very good depth of body. Moves very sound from all sides. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Puppy Bitch
1stRossvale Forever DreamingLovely well balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head with lovely warm expression. Excellent broad underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tailset and carriage. Excellent depth of body. Very good body and bone for age. Moves very soundly and balanced. Sweet feminine outgoing personality. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament. Best Puppy In Show
2ndMarhilway Strictley EdgeLovely female of excellent type and overall impression. Well rounded head with excellent broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Well set tail. Would like to see the tail a bit higher on the move. Excellent depth of body, needs time to develop in broadness. Very good body and bone. Moves very sound. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Junior Bitch
1stCorrlough Ice MaidenLovely well balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Nice size. Lovely rounded head with warm expression. Very good underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tailset. Would like to see the tail carried a bit higher on the move. Excellent body and bone for age. Excellent depth and broadness for age. Moves very soundly, sturdy and enough balance. Lovely coat and presentation. Very sweet and has a big personality.
2ndMiddletune Flame Of GoldWell balanced bich of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head. Very good broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Very good neck and topline. Would like a bit more lay back of shoulder. Excellent body and bone. Excellent depth and broadness for age. Moves very soundly. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament. Maiden
3rdSenobles Midnight in MoscowLovely bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Excellent rounded head. Very good broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Well set tail that I would like a bit higher. Excellent body and bone. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Moves very soundly, but need some time to stabilize in topline on the move. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Beginners Bitch
1stTejayse Beautiful TraumaWell balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Well rounded head. Would like a bit more broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. Excellent body and bone. Very good depth and broadness in body. Moves very soundly and balanced. Needs some time to finish in coat. Very nice presentation. Lovely temperament.

Maiden Bitch
1stTejayse Beautiful TraumaWell balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Well rounded head. Would like a bit more broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. Excellent body and bone. Very good depth and broadness in body. Moves very soundly and balanced. Needs some time to finish in coat. Very nice presentation. Lovely temperament.
2ndCedarhythe Rumours Darlin At KengaiWell balanced bich of very good type and overall impression. Well rounded head. Very good broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. A bitch that need some time to get more depth and broadness in body. Moves very sound from the side. A bit narrow in the front. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Novice Bitch
1stSenobles Midnight in MoscowLovely bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Excellent rounded head. Very good broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Well set tail that I would like a bit higher. Excellent body and bone. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Moves very soundly, but need some time to stabilize in topline on the move. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
2ndThaisu Jenny Wren at MattianaLovely feminine bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head. With very good broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Excellent neck. Needs some time to stabilize her topline. Excellent tailset and very good carriage. Excellent depth of body, need some time to fill in. Moves very soundly and enough balance, but need a bit more strength in topline. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Graduate Bitch
1stCorrlough Ice MaidenLovely well balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Nice size. Lovely rounded head with warm expression. Very good underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tailset. Would like to see the tail carried a bit higher on the move. Excellent body and bone for age. Excellent depth and broadness for age. Moves very soundly, sturdy and enough balance. Lovely coat and presentation. Very sweet and has a big personality.
2ndMiddletune Eternal Flame At ShirkeiraLovely well balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head. Very good broadness in underjaw. Excellent nose placement with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Well set tail that I would like a bit higher. Excellent depth of body, but need time to fill in broadness. Moves very soundly from the side. Needs some time to stabilize in front. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stCavateena Whispering SandsLovely well balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head with very good broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Excellent neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. Excellent body and bone. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Moves very soundly and balanced with open outgoing personality. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
2ndPolmac Dangerous LiaisonLovely well balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head. Very good broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Well set and carried tail. Excellent depth in body, would like a bit more broadness. Excellent bone. Moves very soundly and balanced. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Minor Limit Bitch
1stShanjora’s Golden SunsetLovely well balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head with warm expression. Very good broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tailset and carriage. Excellent body and bone. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Moves very soundly and balanced with lovely personality. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.
2ndCh. Rossvale Only In Dreams JWLovely well balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head with lovely warm expression. Very good broadness in underjaw. Well placed and well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. A bit long in loin. Excellent tailset and carriage. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Excellent bone. Moves very soundly and balanced with lovely personality. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Limit Bitch
1stTameron Miss ParisLovely well balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head with lovely warm expression. Very good broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely eyes and excellent placement. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tailset and carriage. Excellent body and bone. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Moves very soundly, sturdy and balanced, but still needs a bit more confidence in the ring. Lovely sweet personality. Excellent coat and presentation.
2ndThaisu Desperate Housewife for KimevanLovely well balanced bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded head. Very good broadness in underjaw. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tail set and carriage. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Would like a bit stronger bone. Moves very soundly and balanced. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely outgoing personality.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Yung Lo’s Success In A Dress (Swe, Dk, Nor)Lovely feminine bitch of excellent type and overall impresssion. Excellent rounded head with lovely warm expression. Excellent broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tailset and carriage. Excellent body condition. Excellent bone. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Moves very typically and sturdy and has a great breed character. Very arrogant and lovely personality. Lovely coat and presentation. A bitch that gives me warm melting feeling. CC & Reserve Best In Show
2ndDolha’s Step Out in StyleLovely feminine bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Lovely rounded strong head with lovely warm expression. Excellent broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tailset and carriage. Excellent body and bone. Excellent depth and broadness in body. Moves very soundly, sturdy and balanced. Excellent breed character and personality. Lovely coat and presentation. Lovely temperament.

Veteran Bitch
1stCh. Thaisu She Rocks10 year Lovely well kept bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Excellent balance. Lovely rounded head with warm melting expression. Excellent broad underjaw, well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tailset and tail carriage. Excellent depth of chest, ok broadness for age. Excellent body condition for age. Moves very soundly, balanced with a beautiful breed character. A very eye catching bitch. Lovely temperament and personality. Lovely coat presentation. A big honor to the owner to keep such a lovely bitch in such good coat and body condition. Reserve CC & Best Veteran In Show
2ndCh. Miracey Fruity Kisses8 ½ year Lovely well kept bitch of excellent type and overall impression. Excellent balance. Lovely rounded head with lovely warm expression. Excellent broadness in underjaw. Well placed nose with well open nostrils. Lovely, well placed eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Excellent tailset and carriage. Excellent depth and broadness in body for age. Very good body and bone. A very eye catching bitch with a big personality. Moves very soundly and balanced. Lovely coat and presentation. Presented in excellent condition. Lovely temperament.