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
Seasar II All Breed 33 5/24/2022 BSG Celebrity Clout
Mudi Blues 4 5/15/2022
May 2022 Shih Tzu Nationals 5/13/2022
Sziget Festival 1 3/16/2022 Tribern Bernhardt
February 2022 Lhasa Apso Nationals 2/24/2022
January 2022 Shetland Sheepdog Nationals 1/4/2022
Clwyds Dec 21 All Breed Ectravaganza 12/21/2021 JP Pineapple Pastry
SBT 1 12/11/2021
Saluki Canada December 2021 12/11/2021
November 2021 Argentine Dogo Nationals 11/19/2021


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