Judge Info - Dwight James

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, April 30, 2009
Retirement Announced 6/30/2012

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not very political. Doesn't show a breed bias at all. 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 Dwight James looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Marisa Feagin
2 Duane Rawley
3 Stew Kellermen
4 Terry Galloway
5 Rogane Tuller
6 Emma Moss
7 Kristen Schindewolf
8 Robert Pouk
9 Aimeene Good
10 Logan Ray
11 Marc Buchhelt
12 Kennis Greiner
13 Ster Coaxum
14 John Urick
15 Roby Hawks
16 George Cruce
17 Jean Infante
18 All Mederos
19 Stephew Deering
20 Debbie Merrill
21 Aarthom Rapier
22 Bob Coke
23 Willie Cundiff
24 Chrise Elleberee
25 Jeff Wehlan

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
May 2021 Bloodhound Nationals 5/2/2021
April 2021 Basenji Nationals 4/12/2021
Happy Cavs V 3/25/2021
March 2021 Australian Kelpie Nationals 3/4/2021
Seasar All Breed 196 3/3/2021 CLWYDs Black Is Beautiful
Rossets Feb 23 All Breed Show 2/23/2021 Dukes Dusk
February 2021 Irish Setter Nationals 2/14/2021
Dewars Specialty 1 1/23/2021
GaylanStudio9 2021-01-13 Show 1/13/2021 Matts More Than Enough
Fieldie Fiesta 8 11/11/2020


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.