Judge Info - Elvin Galan

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Retirement Announced 2/28/2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. Low level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.


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 Elvin Galan looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Deborie Mejorado
2 Julie Patton
3 Joandy Classen
4 Kimberly Carson
5 Jene Moak
6 Antonio Hutchinson
7 Dert Priebe
8 Stephanie Scott
9 Chuck Donaldson
10 Aly Dimaggio
11 Pamelan Treadwell
12 Justin Moyer
13 Keven Dowdle
14 Cliff Irwin
15 Erik Mitchell
16 Peren Troy
17 Hen Kilburn
18 Bill Meyer
19 Bradie DiNapoli
20 Jamiel Leavens
21 Jennifer Oneil
22 Terri Farnum
23 Listy Cousar
24 Huntert Dawe
25 Nany Painter

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
TNT 275th All Breed Show 6/3/2023 Fingerprint Runs Like a Jet
Briarstone Bash 5/28/2023 Fingerprint Runs Like a Jet
May 2023 Labrador Retriever Nationals 5/13/2023
Cairn Conundrum 30 4/26/2023
April 2023 Saluki Nationals 4/1/2023
March 2023 Toy Poodle Nationals 3/9/2023
February 2023 Lakeland Terrier Nationals 2/8/2023
1/19 SFT Specialty 1/19/2023
Cairn Conundrum 20 1/6/2023
Anatolian Adventures 15 1/3/2023

Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.