Show Judging


One judges is randomly assigned when a show is created. They judge all three levels of competition, breed, group and show. Dogs earn a placing according to this judge.

Judges consider all qualities of a dog except its Obedience Skills (see Dog Traits). Judges compare dogs to their breed standards of points as well as their own preferences found on the judge pages (see Judge List). Judges also consider the personality and skill of the handler assigned to the dog. Judges rank handlers according to preference which can be found on their judge page and at the right hand side of the "Choose Handler" page. Judges place different importance on their preferred handlers vs handler skill however how they differ is left up to you to figure out.

If a dog is not up to par a judge may dismiss it from the ring (see: Ring Dismissal).

Judges' Retirement

At the end of every month two judges retire (at random) and are replaced by two new judges whose stat preferences are chosen at random. Their preferred handlers are not randomly assigned.

Last Updated: 6/15/2011 8:37:37 AM

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