Judge Info - Jill Quinton

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Retirement Announced 11/30/2013

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Doesn't show a breed bias at all.


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 Jill Quinton looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Very Low
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Very High
Coat Normal
Size/Height High
Feet High

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.  Jill Quinton has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Huntert Dawe
2 Listy Cousar
3 Terri Farnum
4 Ben Marro
5 Bradie DiNapoli
6 Maret Gentile
7 Hen Kilburn
8 Erik Mitchell
9 Rachero Fergus
10 Cliff Irwin
11 Bre Strayhorn
12 Keven Dowdle
13 Tod Brubaker
14 Jos Harter
15 Ron Boening
16 Parker Hart
17 Joey Finch
18 Holly Pollok
19 Aly Dimaggio
20 Chuck Donaldson
21 Stephanie Scott
22 Emily Nguyen
23 Art Toles
24 Jene Moak
25 Ros Richart

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 2020 Showdog.com World Cup 11/30/2020 Steinhaus Prelude
PicketFence Second All-Breed 11/28/2020 Steinhaus Prelude
Grays Fall Show 16 11/10/2020 TwoRivers Don*t Speak
SeventhDayoftheEleventhMonthoftheTwentithYear 11/7/2020 TwoRivers Don*t Speak
GaylanStudio3 2020-10-08 All Breed Show 10/8/2020 Steinhaus Finn
Old English Sheepdog Specialty 9 9/27/2020
September 2020 P.B.G.V Nationals 9/7/2020
Southern Cross All Breeds 17 8/2/2020 Mamba Jackie
Sweetbrier Summer Show 32 7/29/2020 Seasar High Proof
Vignette July 12th All Breed Show 7/12/2020 Steinhaus Pazzaro

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.