Judge Info - Maria Santiago
Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, August 31, 2012
Retirement Announced 10/31/2013
Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not very political. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.
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 Maria Santiago looks for.
|Top Neck and Back||Normal|
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. Maria Santiago has been known to prefer the following handlers.
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|
|Norwegian Buhunds Down Under||8/1/2017|
|Swissies Show Off 32||6/18/2017|
|Ozlok Harrier Bash 36||1/22/2017|
|November 2013 Showdog.com World Cup||11/30/2013||True Justice Conductor|
|November 2013 G.B.G.V. Nationals||11/21/2013|
|Ojai How Are Ya 125||11/20/2013||SouwestaSun Onthe Rocks|
|November 2013 Bearded Collie Nationals||11/20/2013|
|November 2013 Beauceron Nationals||11/18/2013|
|Ojai How Are Ya 124||11/16/2013||Inspired Doors of Death|