Judge Info - Abigail King

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Retirement Announced 8/31/2018

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Abigail King looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Greg Alexander
2 Nathia Barks
3 Jony Bewely
4 Alles Vickers
5 Coby Rodriguez
6 Den Towler
7 Herb Bowe
8 Flozell Tucker
9 Caryn Brumit
10 Nany Painter
11 Ster Stockyard
12 Riely Whalen
13 Jennifer Oneil
14 Jamiel Leavens
15 Matt Moore
16 June Dixon
17 Bill Meyer
18 Peren Troy
19 Edna Dixon
20 Jay McHaney
21 Jessa McKinnley
22 John Rome
23 Beah McEwen
24 Katy Murrell
25 Justin Moyer

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
Dannon 19 5/8/2024 Chonselta Lucifer
February 2024 Shiba Inu Nationals 2/22/2024
Redbone Specialty of the Redwoods 7 1/25/2024
Fall Leaves 170 1/18/2024 TN, Time Turner
GaylanStudio8 All Breed 24-01-13 1/13/2024 TN, Time Turner
November 2023 English Setter Nationals 11/19/2023
November 2023 Bull Terrier Nationals 11/9/2023
Hang Fire 170 10/7/2023
October 2023 Bullmastiff Nationals 10/3/2023
September 2023 German Wirehaired Pointer Nationals 9/21/2023


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.