Judge Info - Albert Thomas

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, January 31, 2016
Retirement Announced 6/30/2017

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Low level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

Traits

Each judge on ShowDog.Com gives a different amount of weight to each trait of the dogs that they judge in each show.  Below is a table of which traits Albert Thomas looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Normal
Size/Height Normal
Feet Low

Favorite Handlers

Each judge has a preference for certain handlers.  These preferences may be based on past experiences, showing style, or just plain old dirty politics.  This preference is completely separate from the quality of the exhibitor, which DOES come into play in the show ring.  Albert Thomas has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Evan Kown
2 Nata Deming
3 Abby Stewart
4 Thom Kogut
5 Yvette Glover
6 Caraces Rowen
7 Dianne Carter
8 Sana Rasnick
9 Scott Ramsey
10 Claire McAllister
11 Mick Sherrer
12 Chrica Donnellan
13 Bob Golub
14 Chric Hoover
15 Janis Coakley
16 Kristen Gowin
17 Adrian Campbell
18 Giulice Lipton
19 Nicole Hunger
20 Chry Krell
21 Judy Clarkson
22 Kath Hazlett
23 Pamarba Lhoam
24 Billip Soltero
25 Aarry Schmit

Only the top 25 are listed for the sake of brevity.

Recent Judged Shows

Below is a list of the shows recently judged by this judge. 

Show Date Best in Show
March 2019 Toy Fox Terrier Nationals 3/15/2019
Willowcreek February 22nd All Breed Show 2/22/2019 Picardy Fallen Empire
Ibizan Snow Fun 8 1/27/2019
Amy’s Top Dog 3 1/26/2019
West Rich 18 1/25/2019
December 2018 Azawakh Nationals 12/1/2018
November 2018 Tibetan Spaniel Nationals 11/13/2018
Bombyx Bash 100 10/10/2018
Bombyx Bash 99 10/9/2018
Fall Fest 20 9/20/2018


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.