Judge Info - Bryan Walston

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, June 4, 2003
Retirement Announced 12/31/2007

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Relatively high level of breed bias.

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 Bryan Walston looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Very Low
Hindquarter High
Gait Very High
Top Neck and Back Very High
Coat Low
Size/Height Very Low
Feet Normal

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.  Bryan Walston has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Edna Dixon
2 Jay McHaney
3 June Dixon
4 Matt Moore
5 Jessa McKinnley
6 John Rome
7 Beah McEwen
8 Katy Murrell
9 Riely Whalen
10 Ster Stockyard
11 Caryn Brumit
12 Flozell Tucker
13 Herb Bowe
14 Norma Young
15 Dan Adams
16 Den Towler
17 Coby Rodriguez
18 Alles Vickers
19 Jony Bewely
20 Nathia Barks
21 Jeff Wehlan
22 Greg Alexander
23 Willie Cundiff
24 Bob Coke
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
New World 29 7/4/2020 Lyllias Challenger
Jame Beardies Only 7 6/28/2020
June 2020 Glen of Imaal Terrier Nationals 6/10/2020
May 2020 Saluki Nationals 5/1/2020
April 2020 Showdog.com World Cup 4/30/2020 Rough Edges Black Gold
Mists of Avalon 16 4/24/2020 Dark Mirage Empire Maker
Cairn Couture 4/17/2020
True Justice Spring Show 9 4/11/2020 Rough Edges Black Gold
Beltane Celebration 110 2/27/2020 Marquetry Shiek Your Bootie
Halcyon Pointer 81 2/6/2020


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.