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
Ballroom Winter Show 15 2/28/2020 KDH Jackpot
Seasar All Breed 111 2/6/2020 KDH Red Bull
Jester Dogs 180th All Breed Show 1/30/2020 Whirlwinds Shades of Earth
January 2020 Appenzeller Sennenhund Nationals 1/14/2020
Golden 176 1/11/2020
GaylanStudio 2019-12-19 All Breed Show 12/19/2019 Pendragons Kenyon
December 2019 Golden Retriever Nationals 12/17/2019
December 2019 Toy Poodle Nationals 12/9/2019
Keeshonds Down Under 71 11/11/2019
Clwyds Remembrance Day Cocker Specialty 11/11/2019


Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.