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
June 2021 Portuguese Pointer Nationals 6/20/2021
GaylanStudio4 21-06-12 All Breed 6/12/2021 Wyredogs Getting Closer
June 2021 Norfolk Terrier Nationals 6/5/2021
Corgo 205 6/1/2021
April 2021 Affenpinscher Nationals 4/13/2021
March 2021 Otterhound Nationals 3/8/2021
February 2021 Irish Water Spaniel Nationals 2/11/2021
January 2021 Pharaoh Hound Nationals 1/22/2021
Fieldie Fiesta 12 12/14/2020
October 2020 A.S.T. Nationals 10/12/2020


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.