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
SWD Spring Fling 8 5/17/2020
BB GSD Specialty 5/10/2020
May 2020 Wire Fox Terrier Nationals 5/2/2020
Golden 195 3/25/2020
Belgian Sheepdog Specialty 2 3/23/2020
All Saints 12 2/13/2020
February 2020 S.C.W.T. Nationals 2/8/2020
All Breeds Spectacular 95 2/6/2020 DKs Hold Back The River
February 2020 Cane Corso Nationals 2/2/2020
Jidokey Winter 2019 Pekingese Specialty I 12/23/2019


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