Judge Info - Brandon Buckner

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 7, 2009
Retirement Announced 4/30/2009

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Brandon Buckner looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Low
Gait High
Top Neck and Back Very 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.  Brandon Buckner has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Edna Dixon
2 Jay McHaney
3 June Dixon
4 Jessa McKinnley
5 John Rome
6 Matt Moore
7 Beah McEwen
8 Katy Murrell
9 Riely Whalen
10 Ster Stockyard
11 Norma Young
12 Caryn Brumit
13 Flozell Tucker
14 Herb Bowe
15 Dan Adams
16 Den Towler
17 Coby Rodriguez
18 Alles Vickers
19 Jony Bewely
20 Jeff Wehlan
21 Willie Cundiff
22 Nathia Barks
23 Bob Coke
24 Greg Alexander
25 Debbie Merrill

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
All Breeds Spectacular 87 1/7/2020 KDH Black Rose
SColours 402 1/3/2020
Ridgies 10 1/3/2020
Kilhey 145 12/5/2019
Collie Classic Circuit Show 3 10/22/2019
October 2019 Komondor Nationals 10/6/2019
Fieldie Fiesta 6 10/4/2019
TNT 150th All Breed Show 9/6/2019 Solomons Cadfael
September 2019 Airedale Terrier Nationals 9/3/2019
DP 816 8/16/2019


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.