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
September 2022 Tibetan Mastiff Nationals 9/9/2022
Fall Leaves 126 8/26/2022
August 2022 American Eskimo Dog Nationals 8/5/2022
TRK all breed 2 7/2/2022 Outrigger Kabira
June 2022 Havanese Nationals 6/9/2022
Fox Terrier Fun Run 4/14/2022
April 2022 Welsh Springer Spaniel Nationals 4/5/2022
Canmore5 All Breed 22-03-17 3/17/2022 Nana`s Fade 2 Gray
February 2022 Beauceron Nationals 2/18/2022
Ranch JAH Autumn Fayre 36 1/10/2022 JP He Got Plenty O Bling


Did you know?
Since its centenary year in 1991, Crufts has officially been recognised as the world's largest and most prestigious dog show by the Guinness Book of Records, with a total of 22,973 dogs being exhibited that year.