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
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
Ready For The Big Time 3/9/2021 Czarina Black Russian
Clwyds March 9 ACS Specialty Show 3/9/2021
Carrie Another Show 5 2/23/2021 Envious Partly Wrong
January 2021 Havanese Nationals 1/9/2021
Edinburgh Festival 9 1/5/2021 Czarina Kvasya


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.