Judge Info - Jimmy James

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, June 12, 2003
Retirement Announced 6/30/2008

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Jimmy James looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Very Low
Hindquarter Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Low
Size/Height Normal
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.  Jimmy James 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
Spring Garden Show 20 5/20/2020
Zoi It Shall Be 5/14/2020
May 2020 Brussels Griffon Nationals 5/13/2020
April 2020 Tibetan Terrier Nationals 4/25/2020
Cairn Couture 2 4/21/2020
Barn Dance 13 4/17/2020 Nachthunde Anima
West Rich 73 3/5/2020
Do it for the Brits 133 2/20/2020
February 2020 Alaskan Malamute Nationals 2/1/2020
BTC 1/28/2020


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.