Judge Info - Kristen Wiggs

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, June 9, 2003
Retirement Announced 6/30/2008

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Doesn't show a breed bias at all. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Kristen Wiggs looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Edna Dixon
2 Jay McHaney
3 June Dixon
4 Matt Moore
5 Jessa McKinnley
6 John Rome
7 Beah McEwen
8 Katy Murrell
9 Riely Whalen
10 Ster Stockyard
11 Caryn Brumit
12 Flozell Tucker
13 Herb Bowe
14 Norma Young
15 Dan Adams
16 Den Towler
17 Coby Rodriguez
18 Alles Vickers
19 Jony Bewely
20 Nathia Barks
21 Jeff Wehlan
22 Greg Alexander
23 Willie Cundiff
24 Bob Coke
25 Debbie Merrill

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
Corgo 159 9/11/2020
New World 51 7/20/2020 Sweetbrier Mr. Perfect
July 2020 Plott Nationals 7/10/2020
April 2020 Bearded Collie Nationals 4/20/2020
SWD Spring Fling 2 4/13/2020
April 2020 Caucasian Mountain Dog Nationals 4/9/2020
March 2020 Chinese Crested Dog Nationals 3/25/2020
January 2020 Toy Fox Terrier Nationals 1/15/2020
All Breeds Spectacular 83 1/1/2020 Keyshell Darkness Jasper
GaylanStudio 2019-12-22 All Breed Show 12/22/2019 Keyshell Darkness Cobra


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.