Judge Info - Albert Thomas

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, January 31, 2016
Retirement Announced 6/30/2017

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Low level of breed bias. 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 Albert Thomas looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Evan Kown
2 Nata Deming
3 Abby Stewart
4 Thom Kogut
5 Yvette Glover
6 Caraces Rowen
7 Dianne Carter
8 Sana Rasnick
9 Scott Ramsey
10 Claire McAllister
11 Mick Sherrer
12 Chrica Donnellan
13 Bob Golub
14 Chric Hoover
15 Janis Coakley
16 Kristen Gowin
17 Adrian Campbell
18 Giulice Lipton
19 Nicole Hunger
20 Chry Krell
21 Judy Clarkson
22 Kath Hazlett
23 Pamarba Lhoam
24 Billip Soltero
25 Aarry Schmit

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
February 2024 Border Collie Nationals 2/20/2024
Card all breed 60 2/4/2024 NippinHeels Jinztu
January 2024 Scottish Terrier Nationals 1/11/2024
Fall Leaves 164 12/16/2023 IchaIcha Beautiful Marble
Irish Terrier Special 3 12/9/2023
KOG all breed 24 10/20/2023 IchaIcha Cunning Disguise
Lake Itasca 53 10/16/2023 IchaIcha Thrown Tantrum
Canmore5 All Breed 23-10-10 10/10/2023 IchaIcha Pochita Devil
Australis All Breed 52 9/28/2023 IchaIcha Extreme Misery
July 2023 Weimaraner Nationals 7/20/2023


Did you know?
The two largest American dog shows after Westminster are the National Dog Show (which is televised on Thanksgiving Day by NBC, usually after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.