Judge Info - JT Howden

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, June 3, 2003
Retirement Announced 10/31/2007

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Doesn't show a breed bias at all.

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 JT Howden looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Normal
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.  JT Howden has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Peren Troy
2 Bill Meyer
3 Jamiel Leavens
4 Jennifer Oneil
5 Nany Painter
6 Greg Alexander
7 Justin Moyer
8 Pamelan Treadwell
9 Dert Priebe
10 Nathia Barks
11 Jony Bewely
12 Alles Vickers
13 Coby Rodriguez
14 Den Towler
15 Antonio Hutchinson
16 Herb Bowe
17 Flozell Tucker
18 Caryn Brumit
19 Julie Patton
20 Ster Stockyard
21 Deborie Mejorado
22 Riely Whalen
23 Matt Moore
24 June Dixon
25 Edna Dixon

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
November 2021 Showdog.com World Cup 11/30/2021 JP Have Another Bon Bon
Canmore3 All Breed 21-11-19 11/19/2021 JP Have Another Bon Bon
GaylanStudio6 All Breed 21-11-18 11/18/2021 JP Have Another Bon Bon
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 144 11/8/2021 JP Have Another Bon Bon
November 2021 South African Boerboel Nationals 11/3/2021
Fall Rat Terrier Specialty IV 9/23/2021
September 2021 Belgian Malinois Nationals 9/18/2021
Aussies in August 2 8/20/2021
July 2021 Border Collie Nationals 7/20/2021
June 2021 Toy Poodle Nationals 6/9/2021


Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.