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
Corgivaganza 199 4/18/2024
Indiana 57 4/14/2024
KOG all breed 40 4/6/2024 Picardy Thorvald
MVK all breed 34 3/16/2024 Picardy Tula
Llanelli ECS Specialty 20 2/20/2024
TRHD all breed 64 12/14/2023 TNT Nick
AKK 10 10/29/2023
Farewell Oro II 8/21/2023
MM Beaucerons 15 7/26/2023
July 2023 Boxer Nationals 7/26/2023


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.