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Full Critique for Birmingham 2017

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

A good entry of 103 dogs making 110 entries for this lovely oriental breed. Presentation in general was excellent, and all dogs were in good condition. Some poor mouths, and sadly quite a few eyes showing an undesirable amount of white, and some of which were rather protuberant. It was difficult to find that high tail to match the head, as many dogs, although having a high tailset, carried their tails flat on their backs, seemingly a trend not restricted to the UK, but one that spoils the overall picture and balance of the dogs. Some also lacked muscle; perhaps more emphasis on exercise rather than coat may be appropriate. On the up side, temperaments were in the main, excellent, and my placed dogs really pleased with their type, strength in movement, and arrogant bearing. Thank you to my excellent stewards, and to the sporting exhibitors who gave me a lovely start to my day.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stAshmakin Bodacious Smooth for JaxTzu (IKC) JW ShCMPromising, typey youngster, well presented in quality coat; he has good, clear dark eyes giving kind expression, a good mouth and head developing well. Well angulated front and rear with nice, straight front. Good topline with high set tail, well plumed and carried proudly. Sound and positive mover for one so young, showing plenty of reach and drive. Excellent temperament.
2ndMiddletune Wildest CharmerParti dog of nice size and proportions. Good head and dark, clean eyes, good mouth. Good angulation front and rear with good straight front and nice bone. Good tail carriage and a happy, confident mover. Good temperament.

Puppy Dog
1stQuingshui Chaotic DreamerGold parti of lovely type, well coated with good mouth, dark, kind eyes, good broad skull and stop. Carried his head proudly with good neck over good front angles and straight front legs; nice tight, round feet. Well balanced, he moved soundly, showing pad, with his high set on tail carried over his back.
2ndKeytor The Jazz SingerRich red parti boy of nice type. Another with good head carried well on arched neck, and good straight front. Eyes dark and full with nice expression. Good topline and carries his plumed tail well over his back. Jaunty mover, showing pad, and sound both ways.
3rdAshmakin Bodacious Smooth for JaxTzu (IKC) JW ShCMPromising, typey youngster, well presented in quality coat; he has good, clear dark eyes giving kind expression, a good mouth and head developing well. Well angulated front and rear with nice, straight front. Good topline with high set tail, well plumed and carried proudly. Sound and positive mover for one so young, showing plenty of reach and drive. Excellent temperament.

Junior Dog
1stPaliden Sparkle and Shine at WharfeviewUpstanding masculine dog, r/w well presented coat. Good skull and head shape giving correct chrysanthemum look with good mouth and eye; ok for angles front and rear with good topline and tailset. Stylish mover showing good pad.
2ndZeeva Zhivago JWNot as big in frame or as full in coat as 1st , but a typical, nicely balanced male; good mouth, eye and head ok. Good topline and tailset and moved soundly both ways.

Novice Dog
1stAshmakin Bodacious Smooth for JaxTzu (IKC) JW ShCMPromising, typey youngster, well presented in quality coat; he has good, clear dark eyes giving kind expression, a good mouth and head developing well. Well angulated front and rear with nice, straight front. Good topline with high set tail, well plumed and carried proudly. Sound and positive mover for one so young, showing plenty of reach and drive. Excellent temperament.
2ndSenobles HappyCream & white well presented coat of correct texture. Good general conformation with good body condition. Good topline and tailset, but outline spoilt by his tail carried flat on his back which took away from his overall balance. On the finer side, he was sound and positive on the move.

Yearling Dog
1stMiracey All You Need Is Love For Tilbe JW ShCMRed parti colour, masculine dog with good mouth, eye and expression. Well carried head, good shoulders and lovely front, straight and with good bone. Sturdy lad who moved soundly with excellent reach and drive, showing plenty of pad. In good body and coat with good topline, tailset and carriage, he could perhaps be a trifle shorter in coupling, but overall a quality dog.
2ndCarlita Reason To Dream JWPale cream parti of lovely type. Stylish, masculine dog with good body, coat and condition. Good mouth, eye and head with correct shape and expression; good topline and tailset, well boned with neat round feet; moved soundly both ways but lacks reach and would prefer a tighter front.

Graduate Dog
1stShihdances Antonio RegaleGold & White parti of nice size. Well balanced, masculine dog with good mouth and dark, kind, well placed eyes of good shape and size. Broad skull, good stop giving good head, well carried on his strong neck. OK front & rear angles with short, well boned legs and neat feet. Level topline & high tailset. He carried his tail well as he moved soundly both ways, showing pad when driving from rear.
2ndChelhama Business ClassNice sized b/w parti with gentle temperament. OK mouth and dark eyes which could have been a trifle smaller. Well made throughout and in good coat and condition, he was true enough on the move but would prefer more drive from the rear. Would like more animation.

Post Graduate Dog
1stCh. Honeyshuchun God of ThunderG/w parti good sized, masculine dog with good body and coat. Nice type with good mouth & eye. Well balanced with good skull and head carriage. Well placed ears and strong neck into good topline. Straight front and good angles front and rear, used to propel him around the ring soundly and with both reach and drive, showing good pad behind. Nice temperament.
2ndNiallsday For Your Eyes Only at TrottyveckSmaller type than 1but nonetheless a very honest dog with plenty of attributes. Good mouth, eye, head and neck; good topline and tailset. Presented in lovely full coat he is a sound moving dog showing good pad when driving from the rear. Nicely balanced, holding his shape on the move.

Limit Dog
1stCh. Artelino Moomins AdventureSubstantial c/w parti shown in a quality dense coat. Well made with good mouth; pleasing eye shape and colour, well placed ears and chrysanthemum head, good topline to high set tail well carried. He moved with plenty of reach and drive with good pad showing when he went soundly away.
2ndBattery Included at MaitreyaSmaller red parti but well made throughout, possessing the required attributes for the breed. Once again good mouth and eyes, nice head well carried on nicely arched strong neck. Good topline and carried his tail gaily over his back when he moved soundly away and back showing plenty of pad. Obviously the batteries were working as he is very positive on the move.

Open Dog
1stDaltricia Wilbur Smith JW ShCMCaught my eye as he came into the ring and didn’t disappoint on examination. Stylish, sturdy, balanced, typey dog with lots of class shown in good body and quality coat. Excellent mouth, strong muzzle, black nose with open nostrils which just turned up to give that ’Oriental snooty’ look but his dark clean eyes belied this with a melting expression. Lovely ’chrysanthemum’ head with broad skull under a good fall of coat. Strong, arch of neck with really good shoulders and well boned, short, straight front legs. Tidy round feet well padded. Good topline and high tailset which allowed him to carry it high and proudly over his back when he moved so soundly around the ring. Well angulated and sound as a bell both coming and going showing pad galore when he was driving strongly, covering lots of ground when complemented with his good front reach. CC & BOB.
2ndShihdances Georgio Regale at Virtulvilage JunCh CJAnother very typey dog, well bodied and up to size. Lovely head with good muzzle and wide nostrils, well set ears, the best of mouths and clean, dark eyes. Superb, well presented profuse coat with lovely head carried proudly, good neck and shoulders; strong well boned, short legs, straight front and good feet. He moves with enthusiasm, driving strongly showing pad, and reaching well in front. Carries himself well on the move, and though his tail could perhaps be a little higher set, he compensates by carrying it high and well over his back. A quality exhibit that well deserved his Reserve CC.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stMiddletune Wild GypsyPretty, feminine young lady with plenty of promise and very well presented in excellent coat. She has a good head, mouth and nice large round dark eyes with kind expression. Good sized and placed ears; strong neck and good topline. Well proportioned with good angulation and muscle, straight front and good bone. Nice set on of tail which she carries well over her back and she moves so proudly and smartly showing pad. Very sound both ways. I see she went one better than her litter brother who was 2nd in MPD.
2ndIsishouse Princess TiaaAnother nice baby with most appealing expression. Well presented in good coat, body and condition, she is a nice size and very feminine. Good angles both front and rear and sound on the move, showing pad. Ok for tailset and good topline. Good temperament.

Puppy Bitch
1stMiracey Fruitylicious at Virtulvilagebeautifully presented, feminine but sturdy baby. Glamorous g/w parti coat of quality and very well presented. Well balanced with good body, lovely head, excellent mouth, nice round, clean eyes with sweet expression. She has that ’chrysanthemum’ look already and her tail carriage complements in height. Good bone and feet with lovely straight front. Well angulated both front and back with plenty of muscle, which allowed her to reach well and drive around the ring showing plenty of pad. Most promising young lady who finished Best Puppy in Breed.
2ndSapphlan Pretty Amazinb/w parti, so dainty and feminine with a good mouth and eyes which were large, round and dark with warm expression; good head carried well and good neck and topline. She has a nice front and good bone and feet. Good high tailset. Sound as a bell both ways. Another with plenty to look forward to.

Junior Bitch
1stFurry Team Neanta Bella (imp)Nice sized feminine bitch of lovely type. Super mouth and eyes with great pigment. Lovely, typical, well carried head with that aloof look; nice neck, good front angles and straight, well boned short legs and neat feet. Good body, condition and coat. Excellent topline and tailset, she is a positive, sound mover both ways, and shows good pad at rear.
2ndZeeva ZafirahAnother of lovely type, pale g.w.parti with good mouth, muzzle and kind dark eyes. Nicely balanced and a lovely shape overall. Well bodied with good bone and feet and a nice straight front. Very good on the move, just preferred the slightly more developed head on 1.
3rdShirkeira Leather N’LaceShe is a nice type and well balanced and well made overall. Good mouth and clean eyes, with good stop and head. Liked her expression and attitude and she was a positive and sound mover, showing plenty of pad at rear. Held her topline well with jaunty, well carried tail
ResTameron Miss Daisy Blush at PortiakissGold quality coated, dainty bitch with dark, clean eye. Ok mouth and balanced head with good topline. Sound going away but needs to tighten behind. Pleasing temperament.

Novice Bitch
1stShirkeira Leather N’LaceShe is a nice type and well balanced and well made overall. Good mouth and clean eyes, with good stop and head. Liked her expression and attitude and she was a positive and sound mover, showing plenty of pad at rear. Held her topline well with jaunty, well carried tail
2ndTameron Miss Daisy Blush at PortiakissGold quality coated, dainty bitch with dark, clean eye. Ok mouth and balanced head with good topline. Sound going away but needs to tighten behind. Pleasing temperament.

Yearling Bitch
2ndZeeva ZafirahAnother of lovely type, pale g.w.parti with good mouth, muzzle and kind dark eyes. Nicely balanced and a lovely shape overall. Well bodied with good bone and feet and a nice straight front. Very good on the move, just preferred the slightly more developed head on 1.

Graduate Bitch
1stAnyang Whispering BreezeTypey bitch with good expression. Good mouth and large, dark, clean round eye. Chrysanthemum head on good neck. Good topline, legs and feet. In good coat and condition, she drives well from the rear showing pad.
2ndShihdances Adriana Calore at SurianneAnother very feminine bitch with super, dense, well presented coat and lovely overall balance. Good mouth, dark round eye with kind expression. Again, good head and topline with excellent tailset and she carries her tail proudly on the move. Reaching and driving well, V close decision.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stGladmin InalaPale g/w parti in good, well presented coat. Nice enough expression but would prefer tighter bite. Clean eyes and good skull. Nice neck and good topline. Ok for bone and angles, she carried her well covered plume high on the move.
2ndCarlita Reason To Love ShCMPale g/w parti with a super temperament. Good overall balance with excellent mouth and strong teeth. Dark eye and good head and expression. Moves soundly enough but lacked the required drive from the rear.

Limit Bitch
1stWynele Gold De Lux with Surianner/g bitch of nice size, dark, round eye and good pigment, good mouth, skull & head with nice expression; level topline and high tailset. Well presented and in good condition. Positive & sound on the move.
2ndCh. Zeeva Love Unlimited for Maili JW Sh CMGlamorous P/colour with dense, well presented coat. She is well bodied and nicely balanced overall. Lovely dark, full eye, ok mouth, nice head. Good topline and ok tailset. Sound enough on the move.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Miracey Celebrity Dancer at Trandella JW ShCMElegant g/w parti nice sized bitch with that arrogant bearing desired in the breed. She has a good mouth, dark, full round eyes with super pigment and kind expression, good stop and chrysanthemum head. Arched neck into good shoulders with excellent topline. OK for tailset and v good rear angles. Nicely boned short legs and straight front, with good muscle behind. She moved with reach and drive, showing pad, high carried plume, full of style which her flowing, well presented dense coat enhanced. Excellent temperament. Pleased to award her the CC.
2ndCh. Jia Lidzhuan for Shenedene JW (Imp Israel)presenting a lovely picture standing, this quality bitch has great bearing – good for type, she has a lovely chrysanthemum head, excellent mouth, pigment, and dark, round clean eyes with soft expression. Excellent head carriage on elegant neck. Good front and rear angles with excellent topline and cracking tailset and high carriage; lovely bone with short, sturdy legs and tight feet. A stubborn streak made for a battle of wills between her and her handler, with her exerting her feminine rights when asked to move. However, she did allow me to see her excellent reach and drive, arrogantly showing a clean pair of pads, when she momentarily decided to oblige. So close up to 1 she took the Reserve CC.