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
RiverBend All Breed 22-12-21 12/21/2022 Otto`s Pumpernickel
Welch Terrier Holiday Special 12/20/2022
Mudi Blues 18 12/15/2022
December 2022 Kerry Blue Terrier Nationals 12/5/2022
October 2022 Pharaoh Hound Nationals 10/22/2022
September 2022 Gordon Setter Nationals 9/21/2022
Fall Leaves 114 9/1/2022
August 2022 Ibizan Hound Nationals 8/17/2022
July 2022 Tibetan Terrier Nationals 7/25/2022
July 2022 Finnish Spitz Nationals 7/23/2022


Did you know?
The first obedience title is a CD, or "Companion Dog", which is earned through competition in the Novice obedience class.