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
The Lemon Claws Its A Decider 28 11/25/2021 TLC Cinnamon Swirls
November 2021 Bull Terrier Nationals 11/9/2021
September 2021 Gordon Setter Nationals 9/21/2021
Cairn Capers 2 7/25/2021
Here Comes Summer 37 7/7/2021 Dasht Deep Blue
July 2021 German Pinscher Nationals 7/4/2021
Border Tea Party 10 7/4/2021
Nathan Drake 7/2/2021 Dasht Deep Blue
Stafford Big Show31 7/1/2021
Border Tea Party 6 6/21/2021


The Kennel Club (UK) system, which is also used by the Australian National Kennel Council[1] and in other countries, is considered the most difficult to earn a title under.