Judge Info - Kurt Harvin

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, July 31, 2008
Retirement Announced 1/31/2010

Not very political. 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 Kurt Harvin looks for.

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

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.  Kurt Harvin has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Bob Golub
2 Chric Hoover
3 Dianne Carter
4 Kristen Gowin
5 Adrian Campbell
6 Abby Stewart
7 Nata Deming
8 Evan Kown
9 Chry Krell
10 Judy Clarkson
11 Kath Hazlett
12 Aarry Schmit
13 Thom Kogut
14 Yvette Glover
15 Carolyn Beerer
16 Caraces Rowen
17 Bart Alderette
18 Mark Jetter
19 Sana Rasnick
20 Scott Ramsey
21 Veronica Sheidt
22 Claire McAllister
23 Mick Sherrer
24 Valera Ortiz
25 Chrica Donnellan

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
November 2018 Bullmastiff Nationals 11/3/2018
Harsh Beauty 79 11/1/2018 Rough Edges Fuss and Fight
October 2018 Labrador Retriever Nationals 10/13/2018
ES 5 9/27/2018
speedy 98 8/30/2018
Heavenly Zoi 4 8/2/2018
Girls Night Out Hint Hint 1 8/2/2018
Summer Beagles 7/12/2018
Anatolian NH July VIII 7/11/2018
Love Continues 1 7/8/2018


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.