Judge Info - Maura Ryan

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016

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 Maura Ryan looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Very High
Hindquarter Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Very Low
Coat High
Size/Height Normal
Feet Very 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.  Maura Ryan has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
Just South Of Canada 27 2/21/2018 Deliverance From Separation
Czardas 38 2/20/2018 Glitter Selene
February 2018 Great Dane Nationals 2/19/2018
Jester Dogs 101st All Breed Show 2/18/2018 Deliverance Debt of Gratitude
White Fluff 209 2/17/2018
February 2018 Scottish Deerhound Nationals 2/16/2018
Silver States FB Show 1 2/15/2018
February 2018 Estrela Mountain Dog Nationals 2/14/2018
Ready and Willing All Breed 2 2/13/2018 DV Exchange Rate
Deliverance From Fire All Breed 2 2/12/2018 DV Exchange Rate


The Kennel Club (UK) system, which is also used by the Australian National Kennel Council[1] and in other countries, is considered the most difficult to earn a title under.