Judge Info - Maria Santiago
Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, August 31, 2012
Retirement Announced 10/31/2013
Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not very political. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.
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 Santiago looks for.
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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 Santiago has been known to prefer the following handlers.
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 2022 South African Boerboel Nationals||1/3/2022|
|Out and About Show 11||11/7/2021||HH Tessas Rogue|
|Irish Blue 32||8/13/2021|
|August 2021 Miniature Bull Terrier Nationals||8/11/2021|
|August 2021 Toy Poodle Nationals||8/9/2021|
|Lhasa Leap 4||8/8/2021|
|Pharaoh Hound Specialty 21-07-30||7/30/2021|
|TFT All Star6||7/13/2021|
|July 2021 Australian Kelpie Nationals||7/4/2021|
|June 2021 Pointer Nationals||6/17/2021|