Judge Info - Kathy Schoonover

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 28, 2015
Retirement Announced 10/31/2015

Not very political. 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 Kathy Schoonover looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Very High
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Normal
Size/Height High
Feet Very 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.  Kathy Schoonover has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Kelly LaFoy
2 Rusty Walter
3 Ellen Schroeder
4 Patrick Sayforth
5 Kim Coleman
6 Clan Melby
7 Doug Mavroulis
8 George Anderson
9 Geor Board
10 Mike Schneider
11 Martha Woodson
12 Alejam Zapien
13 Kate Dalton
14 Angela Fletcher
15 Annee Lino
16 Chrise Elleberee
17 Sam Tacker
18 Marry Anne Bryant
19 Aarthom Rapier
20 Stephew Deering
21 All Mederos
22 Reberol Pattison
23 George Cruce
24 Roby Hawks
25 David Scott

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
hot spot 2 6/2/2020 VB Fawn Lady Time
May 2020 Schipperke Nationals 5/16/2020
May 2020 Tibetan Spaniel Nationals 5/13/2020
SWD Spring Fling 7 5/12/2020
May Chow Show 1 5/11/2020
Fantasia 8 4/23/2020
April 2020 Portuguese Pointer Nationals 4/20/2020
KDH All Breed 182 4/16/2020 Landon Isra
February 2020 Puli Nationals 2/19/2020
Seasar All Breed 113 2/11/2020 RAs blue smokey eye


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.