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
November 2021 English Cocker Spaniel Nationals 11/5/2021
Willow Brooks Ranch Afghan Showdown IV 10/26/2021
KDH All Breed 334 10/23/2021 RJ Tiddle Tiddle Tum Tum
October 2021 I.R.W.S. Nationals 10/18/2021
October 2021 German Spitz Nationals 10/14/2021
October 2021 Belgian Tervuren Nationals 10/8/2021
Special Sealy Show 5 8/21/2021
Toy Poodle Parade 280 8/7/2021
Captain Root 7/4/2021 Brody’s Sweet Lullaby
Toy Poodle Parade 262 7/2/2021

Did you know?
Since its centenary year in 1991, Crufts has officially been recognised as the world's largest and most prestigious dog show by the Guinness Book of Records, with a total of 22,973 dogs being exhibited that year.