Judge Info - Joyce Lowery

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, December 31, 2011
Retirement Announced 4/30/2014

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not political at all. Low level of breed bias.

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 Joyce Lowery looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Very High
Hindquarter Low
Gait Very Low
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat High
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.  Joyce Lowery has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Edna Dixon
2 Jay McHaney
3 Jessa McKinnley
4 John Rome
5 Beah McEwen
6 Katy Murrell
7 June Dixon
8 Matt Moore
9 Norma Young
10 Riely Whalen
11 Ster Stockyard
12 Dan Adams
13 Caryn Brumit
14 Flozell Tucker
15 Herb Bowe
16 Jeff Wehlan
17 Den Towler
18 Willie Cundiff
19 Coby Rodriguez
20 Alles Vickers
21 Bob Coke
22 Jony Bewely
23 Debbie Merrill
24 Nathia Barks
25 Greg Alexander

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
December 2014 Estrela Mountain Dog Nationals 12/14/2014
December 2014 Plott Nationals 12/10/2014
December 2014 Komondor Nationals 12/6/2014
May 2014 Spanish Water Dog Nationals 5/27/2014
May 2014 Saint Bernard Nationals 5/26/2014
May 2014 Japanese Chin Nationals 5/25/2014
May 2014 Scottish Deerhound Nationals 5/16/2014
May 2014 Rottweiler Nationals 5/14/2014
May 2014 Airedale Terrier Nationals 5/3/2014
April 2014 Ibizan Hound Nationals 4/17/2014


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