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
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 138 10/20/2021 TLC Peppermint Ice
October 2021 Australian Terrier Nationals 10/11/2021
Labs 32 8/11/2021
Block Party 4 7/27/2021 Phantasms Highway To Hell
Mel B 6/12/2021
Racs All Breed 30 6/2/2021 Phantasms Highway To Hell
Scottish Terrier Expo 5/23/2021
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 91 3/26/2021 Beercan A Tipple With Lawrence
March 2021 Border Collie Nationals 3/20/2021
Borzoi 3/18 Specialty 3/18/2021


Did you know?
An obedience trial is a dog sport in which a dog must perfectly execute a predefined set of tasks when directed to do so by his handler