Judge Info - Maria Hopkins

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016
Retirement Announced 3/31/2017

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. 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 Hopkins looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Low
Gait High
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Normal
Size/Height Very High
Feet Very High

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 Hopkins has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Deborie Mejorado
2 Julie Patton
3 Antonio Hutchinson
4 Dert Priebe
5 Pamelan Treadwell
6 Justin Moyer
7 Joandy Classen
8 Kimberly Carson
9 Jene Moak
10 Stephanie Scott
11 Chuck Donaldson
12 Aly Dimaggio
13 Peren Troy
14 Bill Meyer
15 Jamiel Leavens
16 Jennifer Oneil
17 Keven Dowdle
18 Cliff Irwin
19 Nany Painter
20 Erik Mitchell
21 Hen Kilburn
22 Bradie DiNapoli
23 Greg Alexander
24 Terri Farnum
25 Nathia Barks

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
May 2022 Sealyham Terrier Nationals 5/7/2022
Canmore2 All Breed 22-04-11 4/11/2022 Beercan Much More
The Spotted Cow 1 3/26/2022
GaylanStudio4 All Breed 22-03-11 3/11/2022 TLC Miss Springtime
Ibizan March Show and Go 2 3/3/2022
GaylanStudio All Breed 22-02-26 2/26/2022 KOG New Beach
Ibizan Hound New Year 1/1/2022
December 2021 Estrela Mountain Dog Nationals 12/14/2021
Pharaoh Canada November 2021 11/29/2021
November 2021 Kuvasz Nationals 11/22/2021


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.