Judge Info - Mike Dixon

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, June 06, 2003
Retirement Announced 9/30/2007

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate 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 Mike Dixon looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Alejam Zapien
2 Kate Dalton
3 Annee Lino
4 Chrise Elleberee
5 Aarthom Rapier
6 George Anderson
7 Clan Melby
8 Stephew Deering
9 Kim Coleman
10 All Mederos
11 George Cruce
12 Roby Hawks
13 John Urick
14 Logan Ray
15 Kelly LaFoy
16 Kristen Schindewolf
17 Emma Moss
18 Rusty Walter
19 Ellen Schroeder
20 Patrick Sayforth
21 Doug Mavroulis
22 Marisa Feagin
23 Duane Rawley
24 Stew Kellermen
25 Geor Board

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
Frozen Bay Labrador Specialty 3/12/2018
March Labrador Specialty Show 3/3/2018
SColours 124 2/13/2018
Maltese Dreams Dance2 2/4/2018
Whos The Best Cane Corso 2 1/20/2018
Anatolian December VIII 12/19/2017
LAB 8 12/8/2017
Nifty Norfolks 14 11/8/2017
Moonlight Maltese Memo2 10/1/2017
Nifty Norfolks 11 9/14/2017

Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.