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
New World 7 5/29/2020 Patchouli Listen to the Sky
May 2020 Chinese Crested Dog Nationals 5/25/2020
May 2020 Toy Poodle Nationals 5/9/2020
May 2020 Cane Corso Nationals 5/2/2020
April 2020 Shiba Inu Nationals 4/22/2020
Collie Garden Show 9 4/9/2020
April 2020 Azawakh Nationals 4/1/2020
Shades of Gold 11 3/19/2020 Enchanted Ridge Futura
*WS* Sled Dog Showcase - December 2019 12/22/2019
December 2019 Lowchen Nationals 12/12/2019


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