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Full Critique for STC Spring Open Show 2021

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Judge : Miss Gillian Gibson
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.

I would like to thank the Officers and Committee of the Shih Tzu Club for their invitation to judge their Summer Open Show. I would also like to thank the exhibitors for their entry as the quality of dogs I had was high and a pleasure to go over.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stCremefern Trigger A Storm At Symaraju8mth Gold/White. Excellent head and arrogant expression with lovely dark eye and well placed nose. Good mouth with wide jaw. Good topline, rib and tail set. Excellent angles showing off good movement with lovely reach and drive showing full pad. Shown in lovely coat condition.

Puppy Dog
1stCarlita Remember To Dream10mth Gold/White. Exquisite masculine head with dark eye and well placed nose. Excellent neck and well sprung rib with good topline and tail set, excellent angles showing of his movement with lovely reach and drive showing full pad. Shown in fantastic coat condition. Res BD & BPD

Junior Dog
1stChimache Causing Chaos16mth Gold/White, Lovely masculine head and expression with nice round dark eye, good mouth and well placed nose. Good topline but tail set a little flat. Good rib and rear angles, moved well showing full pad. Coat condition does need a little work to show off full potential.
2ndShenleyvale Orange Juicy For Juhua18mth Black/White. Good head with nice round dark eye but stop a little long for me ruining expression. Good mouth. Good neck into nice topline with lovely tail set. Moved well. Shown in good coat.

Beginners Dog
1stJuhua’s Expecto Patronum For Jadoremy2yr Solid Gold. Lovely masculine head with large dark round eye, wide jaw, good mouth and well placed nose. Good neck with good spring of rib giving nice outline with good tail set. Moved well with good reach and drive showing full pad. In lovely coat.
2ndChimache Causing Chaos16mth Gold/White, Lovely masculine head and expression with nice round dark eye, good mouth and well placed nose. Good topline but tail set a little flat. Good rib and rear angles, moved well showing full pad. Coat condition does need a little work to show off full potential.
3rdShenleyvale Orange Juicy For Juhua18mth Black/White. Good head with nice round dark eye but stop a little long for me ruining expression. Good mouth. Good neck into nice topline with lovely tail set. Moved well. Shown in good coat.

Novice Dog
1stChimache Causing Chaos16mth Gold/White, Lovely masculine head and expression with nice round dark eye, good mouth and well placed nose. Good topline but tail set a little flat. Good rib and rear angles, moved well showing full pad. Coat condition does need a little work to show off full potential.

Yearling Dog
1stCorrlough By My Side At Maitreya23mth Gold/White. Lovely masculine head with dark eye, wide jaw, good mouth and well placed nose. Excellent balance with good rib, topline and tail set. Excellent angles showing off movement with good reach and drive showing full pad. In good coat condition.

Post Graduate Dog
1stShirkeira Ragamuffin At Middletune2yr Gold/White. Nice chrysanthemum head with arrogant expression. Wide jaw with lovely mouth, Nice dark eye and good nose placement. Good topline and tail set showing nice outline. Moved well showing full pad. In good show condition.
2ndJadoremy Red Bounty Forever3yr Gold/White. Masculine head and expression. Up to size for me but good overall balance. Lovely mouth, wide jaw and dark eye. Excellent topline, good angles both front and rear, moved very well showing full pad. In nice coat condition.

Limit Dog
1stChaela Ralphish3yr Black/White. Masculine chrysanthemum head with arrogant expression. Excellent large dark eye, well placed nose and good mouth. Very balanced with good tail set. Excellent neck, top line and well sprung rib. On the move shows good reach and drive giving a lovely overall picture. He was shown in excellent coat. Happy to award Best Dog and BIS.
2ndKezang Golden Idol6yr Gold/White. Good head and arrogant expression. Nice round dark eye and good mouth. Level topline with well sprung rib and good tail set. Good front and rear angles showing off movement with good reach and drive. In lovely show condition.

Open Dog
1stKezang Golden Idol6yr Gold/White. Good head and arrogant expression. Nice round dark eye and good mouth. Level topline with well sprung rib and good tail set. Good front and rear angles showing off movement with good reach and drive. In lovely show condition.
2ndStardante Han Sum Model with Simbalove2yr Gold/White. Masculine head with lovely round dark eye, good nose placement and good moth. Nice overall balance with good tail set. Well sprung rib with good topline and moved well showing full pad. In good coat condition.

Veteran Dog
1stCh. Cremefern Sweet Talkin Guy JW ShCM9yr Gold/White. Lovely chrysanthemum head and arrogant expression. Lovely dark eye, well placed nose and good mouth. Excellent balance, level topline, well sprung rib and good tail set. fantastic movement showing super reach and drive. In lovely show condition and a credit to his owner. Happy to award BVIS

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stNorboo Esmeralda By Shihzarbruno8mth Solid gold, Pretty head and expression with dark eye and pigment, good stop and nose placement, good neck and straight topline with lovely tail set. Good angulation and moved confidently for a baby. In good coat condition.

Puppy Bitch
1stZeeva Mirror Image11mth Gold/White Beautiful young lady has such a pretty but arrogant expression. Excellent dark eye and good mouth, just loved her true chrysanthemum head. Very balanced with a good tail set. She holds an excellent top line and has good angles both front and rear which shows on the move. She was shown in excellent coat. Happy to award Best Bitch, RBIS and BPIS
2ndChanikos My Wildest Dream10mth Gold/White Another pretty girl with lovely expressive head and dark round eye. Good outline with excellent tail set. Very confident mover showing full pad. Shown in very good coat.

Junior Bitch
1stEthelsmead Connie Francis17mth Black/White Good head and expression with nice dark eye. Well balanced with excellent topline and tail set. Lovely movement with good reach and drive. Shown in very good coat.
2ndShorestar Red Adore14mth Gold/White Smaller bitch with a very feminine but arrogant expression and beautiful dark eye. Good topline and tail set. Lovely movement showing full pad. Shown in lovely condition.

Beginners Bitch
1stSampa Keke Tisha Dicky5yr Gold/ White. Pretty bitch with nice head and expression. Dark round eye and good mouth. Good outline but lacking in coat. A little unsettled on the move but once she got into her stride moved well. Good tail set carried well on the move.

Graduate Bitch
1stSampa Keke Tisha Dicky5yr Gold/ White. Pretty bitch with nice head and expression. Dark round eye and good mouth. Good outline but lacking in coat. A little unsettled on the move but once she got into her stride moved well. Good tail set carried well on the move.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stPaliden Bucks Fizz to Ekland3yr Solid Gold Beautiful bitch with such an arrogant “look at me” expression. Round dark eye with excellent nose placement and good mouth. Excellent topline and angles both front and rear showing off her movement with good reach and drive, but tail could be carried a little higher. Shown in fabulous coat condition. Res Best Bitch
2ndGladmin Durbans Diva For Maili2yr Gold/White. Another lovely bitch with chrysanthemum head, dark eye, well placed nose and good mouth. Straight topline with good rear angles showing nice movement with good reach and drive but tail was a little unsettled on the move. Shown in good coat.
VHCSampa Keke Tisha Dicky5yr Gold/ White. Pretty bitch with nice head and expression. Dark round eye and good mouth. Good outline but lacking in coat. A little unsettled on the move but once she got into her stride moved well. Good tail set carried well on the move.

Limit Bitch
1stMiddletune Flame Of Gold3yr Solid Gold. Excellent type pretty bitch with beautiful head and expression. Dark eye and well placed nose. Excellent topline with lovely well sprung rib. Excellent tail set carried well on the move. Good angles both front and rear shown when she moved, with good reach and drive. Shown in good coat.
2ndCorrlough Standing Ovation2yr Gold/White. Another lovely bitch with chrysanthemum head and arrogant expression. Dark eye and good mouth. Good neck with excellent topline and good rear angles, however tail could be set a little higher. Moved very well showing full pad. Shown in good coat.

Open Bitch
1stChanikos Born To Dream at Ethelsmead3yr Black/White. Lovely head and expression with nice dark eye and well placed nose. Well balanced with good rib and excellent topline and tail set. Excellent movement with good reach and drive showing full pad. Shown in very good coat.
2ndCarlita Time to Samba JW4yr Gold/White Bitch. Lovely chrysanthemum head and expression, with very nice mouth and wide jaw. Well balanced with good topline and tail set. Good angles both front and rear, moved well with good reach and drive. Slightly out of coat at the moment but handled to show off her full potential.