Judge Info - Brian Jolly

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, November 30, 2007
Retirement Announced 12/31/2008

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Not political at all. Low 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 Brian Jolly looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Keven Dowdle
2 Cliff Irwin
3 Erik Mitchell
4 Hen Kilburn
5 Bradie DiNapoli
6 Terri Farnum
7 Listy Cousar
8 Huntert Dawe
9 Aly Dimaggio
10 Chuck Donaldson
11 Stephanie Scott
12 Jene Moak
13 Kimberly Carson
14 Joandy Classen
15 Ben Marro
16 Maret Gentile
17 Rachero Fergus
18 Bre Strayhorn
19 Tod Brubaker
20 Deborie Mejorado
21 Jos Harter
22 Julie Patton
23 Ron Boening
24 Parker Hart
25 Antonio Hutchinson

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 Harrier Nationals 2/24/2024
TRHD all breed 70 2/18/2024 Andy’s A Bit Of A Wow
February 2024 A.S.T. Nationals 2/12/2024
Canmore1 All-Breed 24-02-09 2/9/2024 Andy’s A Bit Of A Wow
January 2024 American Water Spaniel Nationals 1/4/2024
Lake Itasca 71 12/16/2023
December 2023 Estrela Mountain Dog Nationals 12/14/2023
December 2023 Belgian Tervuren Nationals 12/8/2023
November 2023 Spanish Water Dog Nationals 11/27/2023
TRST all breed 40 11/8/2023 Andy’s Gorgeous Gussy

The Kennel Club (UK) system, which is also used by the Australian National Kennel Council[1] and in other countries, is considered the most difficult to earn a title under.