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
Breacan Fall 10/22/2021 TSR Claret N Blue
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 123 10/10/2021 Jolitar Maverick
September 2021 Kooikerhondje Nationals 9/26/2021
September 2021 Bearded Collie Nationals 9/20/2021
Treun Summer Show 25 6/27/2021 BSG Mixed Dream
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


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.