Judge Info - Finn McKay

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 14, 2003
Retirement Announced 8/31/2007

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low level of breed bias.

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 Finn McKay looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Chrica Donnellan
2 Janis Coakley
3 Mick Sherrer
4 Claire McAllister
5 Giulice Lipton
6 Nicole Hunger
7 Pamarba Lhoam
8 Scott Ramsey
9 Sana Rasnick
10 Billip Soltero
11 Caraces Rowen
12 Yvette Glover
13 Mandy Parcus
14 Thom Kogut
15 Joe Kensing
16 Roxanne Leatherwood
17 Chri Faison
18 Jana Mezies
19 Evan Kown
20 Nata Deming
21 Shael Parramore
22 Abby Stewart
23 Bruce Creel
24 Dianne Carter
25 Sylvia Tejeda

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
GaylanStudio8 All-Breed 24-02-25 2/25/2024 WP Got It Right by AK
South Florida 155 2/6/2024
For Estrelas Only 5 1/24/2024
South Florida 142 12/26/2023
Tamook 6 11/2/2023 STORMBRINGERS BLACKSTAR
In Memory GCH Intrinsicc Trash Talk 10/25/2023
STL all breed 47 10/18/2023 Agamede River
GaylanStudio4 All Breed 23-10-17 10/17/2023 Agamede Parlay
SS Autumn Show 26th 10/8/2023
ST Summer Special 9/10/2023


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.