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
TRHD all breed 77 5/10/2024 Emeralda Steampunk
May 2024 P.B.G.V Nationals 5/7/2024
BourneAcres All-Breed 24-04-28 4/28/2024 Dreammyst Trifecta
DM Spring 2 4/16/2024 Solcintra Mazian
April 2024 Leonberger Nationals 4/11/2024
February 2024 Thai Ridgeback Nationals 2/6/2024
January 2024 Italian Greyhound Nationals 1/14/2024
Australian All Breed 72 12/18/2023 Solcintra Jiri
December 2023 Havanese Nationals 12/9/2023
November 2023 Showdog.com World Cup 11/30/2023 Treun Iconic


Did you know?
The two largest American dog shows after Westminster are the National Dog Show (which is televised on Thanksgiving Day by NBC, usually after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.