Judge Info - Kerrie Orval

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 4, 2005
Retirement Announced 10/31/2007

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Low 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 Kerrie Orval looks for.

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

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.  Kerrie Orval has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Keven Dowdle
2 Aly Dimaggio
3 Chuck Donaldson
4 Stephanie Scott
5 Cliff Irwin
6 Erik Mitchell
7 Hen Kilburn
8 Jene Moak
9 Bradie DiNapoli
10 Kimberly Carson
11 Joandy Classen
12 Terri Farnum
13 Listy Cousar
14 Huntert Dawe
15 Ben Marro
16 Deborie Mejorado
17 Maret Gentile
18 Julie Patton
19 Rachero Fergus
20 Bre Strayhorn
21 Antonio Hutchinson
22 Tod Brubaker
23 Dert Priebe
24 Pamelan Treadwell
25 Justin Moyer

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
Irish Blue 24 5/25/2021
Tim Henman 5/23/2021
Cairn Ceilidh 42 5/1/2021
Pre May Aussie 2 4/28/2021
Borzoi 4/2 Specialty 4/2/2021
March 2021 Irish Water Spaniel Nationals 3/11/2021
February 2021 Dogue de Bordeaux Nationals 2/26/2021
Decoys All Breed 43 1/30/2021 Senkrah Mercury Prize
December 2020 I.R.W.S. Nationals 12/18/2020
November 2020 Lhasa Apso Nationals 11/24/2020


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.