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
Whippets in November 4 11/4/2019
Keeshonds Down Under 60 10/30/2019
September 2019 Pharaoh Hound Nationals 9/22/2019
speed 157 9/7/2019
August 2019 Norwegian Buhund Nationals 8/23/2019
August 2019 Great Pyrenees Nationals 8/12/2019
Uncharted Water retirement show 8/5/2019
Corgo 53 8/3/2019
speedy 155 7/15/2019
Fall Leaves 89 6/24/2019 KDH Street Jammer

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.