Judge Info - Deborah Burke

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 7, 2009
Retirement Announced 5/31/2010

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Low 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 Deborah Burke looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Bruce Creel
2 Shael Parramore
3 Sylvia Tejeda
4 Joey Allen
5 Jana Mezies
6 Chri Faison
7 Roxanne Leatherwood
8 Joe Kensing
9 Mandy Parcus
10 David Scott
11 Reberol Pattison
12 Billip Soltero
13 Pamarba Lhoam
14 Marry Anne Bryant
15 Sam Tacker
16 Nicole Hunger
17 Giulice Lipton
18 Angela Fletcher
19 Janis Coakley
20 Martha Woodson
21 Mike Schneider
22 Geor Board
23 Chrica Donnellan
24 Doug Mavroulis
25 Mick Sherrer

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
Australian Terrier Winter 1/26/2023
Bliss All Breed 1 12/19/2022 IchaIcha Gin and Tonic
December 2022 Old English Sheepdog Nationals 12/2/2022
Canmore4 All Breed 22-08-27 8/27/2022 Czarina Scotch Whiskey
GaylanStudio All Breed 22-08-15 8/15/2022 Czarina Scotch Whiskey
Edinburgh Festival 30 7/25/2022 Czarina Scotch Whiskey
July 2022 Newfoundland Nationals 7/18/2022
June 2022 Kerry Blue Terrier Nationals 6/5/2022
May 2022 Labrador Retriever Nationals 5/13/2022
May 2022 American Water Spaniel Nationals 5/4/2022


Did you know?
Additional points may be awarded to the Best of Winners, or a class dog that goes Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Sex, again depending on the number of dogs competing