Judge Info - Maria Mitchell

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Retirement Announced 7/31/2011

Not political at all. 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 Mitchell looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jennifer Oneil
2 Jamiel Leavens
3 Nany Painter
4 Bill Meyer
5 Peren Troy
6 Greg Alexander
7 Nathia Barks
8 Jony Bewely
9 Alles Vickers
10 Coby Rodriguez
11 Den Towler
12 Herb Bowe
13 Flozell Tucker
14 Caryn Brumit
15 Ster Stockyard
16 Riely Whalen
17 Justin Moyer
18 Pamelan Treadwell
19 Dert Priebe
20 Matt Moore
21 June Dixon
22 Antonio Hutchinson
23 Julie Patton
24 Edna Dixon
25 Deborie Mejorado

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
January 2020 I.R.W.S. Nationals 1/18/2020
January 2020 Ibizan Hound Nationals 1/17/2020
KDH All Breed 132 1/8/2020 Outrigger Madelia
Beltane Celebration 106 12/5/2019 JD Cooky
December 2019 Polish Lowland Sheepdog Nationals 12/2/2019
Keeshonds Down Under 81 11/24/2019
November 2019 Pyrenean Shepherd Nationals 11/22/2019
Pwc 11/6 11/6/2019
October 2019 Miniature Poodle Nationals 10/10/2019
September 2019 Belgian Laekenois Nationals 9/27/2019


Did you know?
In the United Kingdom, the international championship show Crufts was first held in 1891.