Judge Info - Martin Thomas

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, February 28, 2013

Not very political. Low level of breed bias.


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 Martin Thomas looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Stew Kellermen
2 Terry Galloway
3 Rogane Tuller
4 Duane Rawley
5 Marisa Feagin
6 Robert Pouk
7 Aimeene Good
8 Marc Buchhelt
9 Kennis Greiner
10 Ster Coaxum
11 Jean Infante
12 Emma Moss
13 Kristen Schindewolf
14 Debbie Merrill
15 Bob Coke
16 Willie Cundiff
17 Logan Ray
18 Jeff Wehlan
19 Dan Adams
20 John Urick
21 Roby Hawks
22 George Cruce
23 Norma Young
24 All Mederos
25 Stephew Deering

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
April 2014 Curly-Coated Retriever Nationals 4/20/2014
April 2014 G.S.M.D. Nationals 4/16/2014
April 2014 Rottweiler Nationals 4/14/2014
April 2014 Scottish Terrier Nationals 4/11/2014
Jolly Japes 58 4/4/2014 Chorus Royal Sterling
Extra JRT April Fool 1 4/1/2014
March 2014 Flat-Coated Retriever Nationals 3/25/2014
March 2014 N.S.D.T.R. Nationals 3/16/2014
March 2014 Rottweiler Nationals 3/14/2014
March 2014 Redbone Coonhound Nationals 3/9/2014


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In the United Kingdom, the international championship show Crufts was first held in 1891.
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