Judge Info - Kelvin Walton

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 30, 2012
Retirement Announced 7/31/2012

Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.

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 Kelvin Walton looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Bob Golub
2 Dianne Carter
3 Chric Hoover
4 Kristen Gowin
5 Abby Stewart
6 Adrian Campbell
7 Nata Deming
8 Evan Kown
9 Chry Krell
10 Judy Clarkson
11 Kath Hazlett
12 Thom Kogut
13 Yvette Glover
14 Aarry Schmit
15 Caraces Rowen
16 Carolyn Beerer
17 Sana Rasnick
18 Scott Ramsey
19 Bart Alderette
20 Mark Jetter
21 Veronica Sheidt
22 Claire McAllister
23 Mick Sherrer
24 Chrica Donnellan
25 Valera Ortiz

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
February 2020 Chinese Shar-Pei Nationals 2/21/2020
February 2020 Basenji Nationals 2/12/2020
FEBRUARY 2020 RAT TERRIER Specialty I 2/1/2020
Golden 180 1/16/2020
December 2019 Bichon Frise Nationals 12/24/2019
December 2019 Scottish Terrier Nationals 12/11/2019
December 2019 Collie Nationals 12/7/2019
November 2019 Flat-Coated Retriever Nationals 11/25/2019
Borzoi OP Specialty 11/1/2019
October 2019 Affenpinscher Nationals 10/13/2019


Did you know?
In the United Kingdom, the international championship show Crufts was first held in 1891.