Judge Info - Mark Wilson

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, October 31, 2014
Retirement Announced 11/30/2015

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling 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 Mark Wilson looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Very Low
Hindquarter Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat High
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.  Mark Wilson has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Maret Gentile
2 Ben Marro
3 Rachero Fergus
4 Bre Strayhorn
5 Tod Brubaker
6 Huntert Dawe
7 Listy Cousar
8 Terri Farnum
9 Jos Harter
10 Ron Boening
11 Bradie DiNapoli
12 Parker Hart
13 Joey Finch
14 Hen Kilburn
15 Holly Pollok
16 Erik Mitchell
17 Cliff Irwin
18 Keven Dowdle
19 Emily Nguyen
20 Art Toles
21 Ros Richart
22 Eric Pennington
23 Aly Dimaggio
24 Chuck Donaldson
25 Stephanie Scott

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
Indiana Specialty 31 10/8/2020
October 2020 Bloodhound Nationals 10/2/2020
September 2020 Flat-Coated Retriever Nationals 9/25/2020
MasterShowEsan 12 9/6/2020
Labs 16 7/28/2020
1 Elkhound July 7/10/2020
July 2020 Lakeland Terrier Nationals 7/8/2020
GaylanStudio 2020-06-29 All Breed Show 6/29/2020 Senkrah Bright Dreams
New World 24 6/23/2020 ESAN Extravagant
May 2020 Dandie Dinmont Terrier Nationals 5/6/2020


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.