Judge Info - Kevin Taylor

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Retirement Announced 10/31/2011

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. 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 Kevin Taylor looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Riely Whalen
2 Ster Stockyard
3 Matt Moore
4 June Dixon
5 Caryn Brumit
6 Flozell Tucker
7 Herb Bowe
8 Den Towler
9 Coby Rodriguez
10 Alles Vickers
11 Jony Bewely
12 Nathia Barks
13 Edna Dixon
14 Greg Alexander
15 Jay McHaney
16 Nany Painter
17 Jessa McKinnley
18 John Rome
19 Beah McEwen
20 Jennifer Oneil
21 Katy Murrell
22 Jamiel Leavens
23 Bill Meyer
24 Norma Young
25 Peren Troy

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
Caulfeilds 9.24 All Breed Show 9/24/2021 RJ Summertime Snowblast
Good Better Best All Breed 56 8/27/2021 The Slough Rovers MsLemon
Labs 24 8/2/2021
Basset Hound Party 2 7/27/2021
July 2021 Saint Bernard Nationals 7/26/2021
Sunshine Highway 6/19/2021
May 2021 Irish Water Spaniel Nationals 5/11/2021
Treun Spring Show 24 4/27/2021 TSR Door De Wind
GaylanStudio 21-04-26 All Breed 4/26/2021 TSR Xerxes In Town
March 2021 Sussex Spaniel Nationals 3/27/2021


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.