Judge Info - Kurt Harvin

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, July 31, 2008
Retirement Announced 1/31/2010

Not very political. 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 Kurt Harvin looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Low
Gait Very High
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Normal
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.  Kurt Harvin has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Bob Golub
2 Chric Hoover
3 Dianne Carter
4 Kristen Gowin
5 Adrian Campbell
6 Abby Stewart
7 Nata Deming
8 Evan Kown
9 Chry Krell
10 Judy Clarkson
11 Kath Hazlett
12 Aarry Schmit
13 Thom Kogut
14 Yvette Glover
15 Carolyn Beerer
16 Caraces Rowen
17 Bart Alderette
18 Mark Jetter
19 Sana Rasnick
20 Scott Ramsey
21 Veronica Sheidt
22 Claire McAllister
23 Mick Sherrer
24 Valera Ortiz
25 Chrica Donnellan

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 192 5/7/2021
Seasar All Breed 212 5/6/2021 Agamede Dreamt We Spoke
May 2021 Boston Terrier Nationals 5/4/2021
March 2021 Siberian Husky Nationals 3/16/2021
Evitas TT Extravaganza 2/15/2021
True Justice Winter Show 12 2/1/2021 HH Crimson Crest
Leopards Have Spots 1/19/2021 Lanakila WhatsItAllFor
December 2020 Welsh Terrier Nationals 12/24/2020
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 29 12/7/2020 Ahria She a Kunoichi
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 24 12/3/2020 Pendragons Talfryn


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.