|Bath 2021 ||Date : 2nd August 2021 am|
||Thank you to the exhibitors who entered and to the show committee for their hard work. To my trusty steward, Jim Murdoch, – thank you for being there and keeping the ring, and me, in order. As quoted by Audrey Dadds: “Type is the sum of those points that makes a dog look like his own breed.” In the Shih Tzu I am searching to find the correct outline with the tea-pot tail complimenting the head in balance, a sturdy dog with a broad and deep chest, good width to a strong underjaw and the chrysanthemum head. More exhibits are creeping in that, although immaculately presented and shown, more closely resemble the Lhasa Apso in balance, rib shape and tail carriage and these were placed accordingly for lacking in typical breed type. Please move your Shih Tzus at a correct speed for the breed. They are not in a race and running them too fast does nothing to show off good movement. By running young puppies at speed you will ruin the formation of their limbs for the future.