Judge Info - Jill Quinton

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Retirement Announced 11/30/2013

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Doesn't show a breed bias at all.

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 Jill Quinton looks for.

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

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.  Jill Quinton has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Huntert Dawe
2 Listy Cousar
3 Terri Farnum
4 Ben Marro
5 Bradie DiNapoli
6 Maret Gentile
7 Hen Kilburn
8 Erik Mitchell
9 Rachero Fergus
10 Cliff Irwin
11 Bre Strayhorn
12 Keven Dowdle
13 Tod Brubaker
14 Jos Harter
15 Ron Boening
16 Parker Hart
17 Joey Finch
18 Holly Pollok
19 Aly Dimaggio
20 Chuck Donaldson
21 Stephanie Scott
22 Emily Nguyen
23 Art Toles
24 Jene Moak
25 Ros Richart

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
Merry Christmas Newfies 12/25/2013
December 2013 Lhasa Apso Nationals 12/24/2013
December 2013 American Cocker Spaniel Nationals 12/21/2013
SBM Specialty 1 12/20/2013
December 2013 Puli Nationals 12/19/2013
December 2013 Dalmatian Nationals 12/15/2013
December 2013 Irish Setter Nationals 12/14/2013
December 2013 Belgian Sheepdog Nationals 12/3/2013
Ashvale All Breed 157 12/3/2013 Morpurgo Daenerys Targaryen
Surfside All Breed 4 12/2/2013 Gambits Get It GiGi


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