Judge Info - Maria Braun

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, November 30, 2009
Retirement Announced 8/31/2010

Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. Moderate 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 Maria Braun looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Ros Richart
2 Eric Pennington
3 Art Toles
4 Emily Nguyen
5 Holly Pollok
6 Joey Finch
7 Parker Hart
8 Ron Boening
9 Jos Harter
10 Tod Brubaker
11 Bre Strayhorn
12 Rachero Fergus
13 Maret Gentile
14 Ben Marro
15 Huntert Dawe
16 Listy Cousar
17 Terri Farnum
18 Bradie DiNapoli
19 Hen Kilburn
20 Erik Mitchell
21 Cliff Irwin
22 Keven Dowdle
23 Aly Dimaggio
24 Chuck Donaldson
25 Stephanie Scott

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
ST June 14th 6/14/2021
Bradfords All Breed 3 5/29/2021 Rhoslyn Magic Charm
May 2021 Cairn Terrier Nationals 5/16/2021
Candlelitt All Breed 4 5/9/2021 EDD Fizza
Clwyds Feb 18 ACS Specialty 2/18/2021
January 2021 Black and Tan Coonhound Nationals 1/24/2021
January 2021 Anatolian Shepherd Nationals 1/18/2021
January 2021 Standard Poodle Nationals 1/12/2021
January 2021 Bulldog Nationals 1/2/2021
Beltane Celebration 130 11/9/2020 GLXYs Northdahl Blue Steel


Did you know?
At least two wins must be a set of three or more points ("majors"), under two different judges; at least one additional win under a third judge is also required.