Judge Info - Edward Thomas

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, May 31, 2015
Retirement Announced 1/31/2016

Not very political. Doesn't show a breed bias at all.

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 Edward Thomas looks for.

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

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.  Edward Thomas has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Chric Hoover
2 Bob Golub
3 Kristen Gowin
4 Adrian Campbell
5 Chry Krell
6 Judy Clarkson
7 Kath Hazlett
8 Dianne Carter
9 Aarry Schmit
10 Carolyn Beerer
11 Abby Stewart
12 Bart Alderette
13 Mark Jetter
14 Nata Deming
15 Evan Kown
16 Veronica Sheidt
17 Thom Kogut
18 Yvette Glover
19 Valera Ortiz
20 Caraces Rowen
21 Hun Sargeant
22 Sana Rasnick
23 Scott Ramsey
24 Claire McAllister
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
Canmore1 All Breed 22-11-26 11/26/2022 Tarot Blueberry Dreams
November 2022 Rhodesian Ridgeback Nationals 11/13/2022
LC GWP SPECTACULAR 79 9/23/2022
September 2022 Schipperke Nationals 9/16/2022
September 2022 Caucasian Mountain Dog Nationals 9/9/2022
August 2022 Tibetan Terrier Nationals 8/25/2022
RMMNT 18 Am Staff Show 7/6/2022
GaylanStudio6 All Breed 22-06-27 6/27/2022 SMK NEW KID IN TOWN
Seasar II All Breed 38 6/14/2022 LC Blackhole Sun Man
June 2022 Alaskan Malamute Nationals 6/1/2022


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.