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
Canmore1 All-Breed 24-06-06 6/6/2024 Drive To Donegal
Summertime All Breed 6/3/2024 Outrigger Betha
Clear Run 55 5/24/2024 Outrigger Willa
Arizona 49 3/13/2024
South Florida 167 3/4/2024
February 2024 Black Russian Terrier Nationals 2/6/2024
February 2024 English Cocker Spaniel Nationals 2/5/2024
January 2024 Boxer Nationals 1/26/2024
January 2024 Chow Chow Nationals 1/10/2024
December 2023 Tibetan Spaniel Nationals 12/13/2023


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.