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Full Critique for Scottish KC (August) 2017

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

I was delighted to have been invited to judge Shih Tzus at the SKC and would like to thank the exhibitors for my entry and the committee for inviting me.

Puppy Dog
1stShihmali VictoriousPretty gold and white dog, moved well with a good tail-set and front. Pretty head and expression with large, round dark eyes and beautifully presented.

Junior Dog
1stShionah Mid Knight by JazalaLovely grey and white dog, low to ground, well balanced with a large head and great outline, moved well.
2ndShihmali VictoriousPretty gold and white dog, moved well with a good tail-set and front. Pretty head and expression with large, round dark eyes and beautifully presented.

Post Graduate Dog
1stCh. Art Made Gene Kelly (Imp Swe)Beautiful gold and white dog with a gorgeous shape and well set tail. Good head and great expression. Well balanced and moved well.
2ndThaisu Huggy BearAnother lovely dog who carried himself well. Pretty head and expression however he did not move quite as well as 1.

Limit Dog
1stJazala Austentatious Sh CMLovely gold and white dog with a good head and expression. Very well presented and moved beautifully. A great outline and keeps his shape on the move.
2ndNiallsday For Your Eyes Only at TrottyveckAnother gold and white dog with a good shape and pretty head and dark expressive eyes.

Open Dog
1stCh. Iseldar Mango from Santosha (Imp ISL)Gorgeous deep red and white dog, low to ground with a great tail-set. Good head and expression and moved beautifully round the ring. Shown in perfect condition and coat as always from this very successful, long-standing kennel. I was delighted to award him the CC which I understand made him up - great news.
2ndCh. Miracey Rebel Rider (UK, Ir)Another beautiful gold and white dog, shown in immaculate condition. Very lovely head and large dark, expressive eyes. He seemed to float round the ring, delighted to give this dog the reserve CC.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stFurry Team Rivera For Mifcah (imp)Very pretty bitch puppy presented well with a pretty expression. She was well balanced and moved happily round the ring.
2ndChanikos Galaxy of Dreams at LaurmerandAnother lovely bitch, smaller than 1. Did not want to move just so well today on what may have been her first show. Pretty head and expression and good shape and size.

Puppy Bitch
1stSantosha Cherry Brandy At MiraceyA gorgeous red and white puppy with a stunning head and expression. Presented immaculately and moved beautifully round the ring with a perfect tail-set. I considered this puppy very strongly for the reserve CC, I am sure she will have a wonderful career - best puppy in breed.

Junior Bitch
1stCh. Tsantha AdornmentLovely bitch with a great head and expression. Good tail-set and moved well. Good bone and substance, well presented and I was please to award her the reserve CC.
2ndCh. Miracey Fruitylicious at Virtulvilage (Ir)Another pretty bitch who moved well, well balanced with a good tail-set.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stRossvale Xquisite Model at SannivekLovely gold and white bitch who moved so well round the ring. Beautiful; head and expression, good tail set and well balanced.

Limit Bitch
1stThaisu Vampire Kisses for MarboGold bitch, well presented with a lovely tail-set and outline. She had a pretty head and expressive eyes.
2ndHarropine Special Mirage for FairlouGold and white bitch with a lovely head did not have the sparkle and finish of 1.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Rossvale Secret ObsessionBeautiful gold and white bitch, moved so beautifully, low to the ground with a great rib cage. She has a stunning head and eye and finish to her face. She moved perfectly and had a great tail set. Her expression just melted me and I was thrilled to give her the CC and BOB which made her into the Champion she so deserves to be
2ndCh. Miracey Disco InfernoAnother beautifully presented gold and white bitch that floated round the ring, different in type to 1.

Veteran Bitch
1stCh. Thaisu She RocksLovely 8 year old bitch who really enjoyed her day out and sailed round the ring. She has a beautiful head and expression and was expertly presented.