Judge Info - Keven Ta

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, December 31, 2007
Retirement Announced 7/31/2009

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias.


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 Keven Ta looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Martha Woodson
2 Mike Schneider
3 Geor Board
4 Angela Fletcher
5 Sam Tacker
6 Marry Anne Bryant
7 Doug Mavroulis
8 Reberol Pattison
9 David Scott
10 Patrick Sayforth
11 Joey Allen
12 Sylvia Tejeda
13 Ellen Schroeder
14 Rusty Walter
15 Kelly LaFoy
16 Bruce Creel
17 Shael Parramore
18 Jana Mezies
19 Chri Faison
20 Roxanne Leatherwood
21 Joe Kensing
22 Mandy Parcus
23 Billip Soltero
24 Kim Coleman
25 Clan Melby

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
The Lemon Claws Its A Decider 15 11/1/2021 JP Copenhagen In The Mist
October 2021 Bichon Frise Nationals 10/24/2021
Toy Poodle Parade 293 9/3/2021
September 2021 Old English Sheepdog Nationals 9/2/2021
August 2021 Portuguese Water Dog Nationals 8/20/2021
August 2021 Rhodesian Ridgeback Nationals 8/13/2021
July 2021 Flat-Coated Retriever Nationals 7/25/2021
GaylanStudio5 21-06-23 All Breed 6/23/2021 TLC Alt Det Som Ingen Ser
June 2021 Chow Chow Nationals 6/10/2021
RaVin’s Staffordshire Expo 6/5/2021

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.