Judge Info - Amanda Nava

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, April 30, 2012
Retirement Announced 5/31/2016

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate 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 Amanda Nava looks for.

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

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

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
SColours 378 11/1/2019
True Justice Fall Show 5 10/25/2019 Rough Edges Ride Me Back Home
Keeshonds Down Under 51 10/21/2019
October 2019 W.P.G. Nationals 10/15/2019
October 2019 Skye Terrier Nationals 10/15/2019
October 2019 Alaskan Malamute Nationals 10/1/2019
AFH 7-6 7/6/2019
Briard 6-10 6/27/2019
Toy Poodle Parade 174 6/14/2019
June 2019 Toy Poodle Nationals 6/9/2019


Did you know?
An obedience trial is a dog sport in which a dog must perfectly execute a predefined set of tasks when directed to do so by his handler