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
Ranch JAH Autumn Fayre 29 11/21/2021 JP Have Another Bon Bon
Seasar All Breed 252 11/14/2021 JP Have Another Bon Bon
November 2021 Canaan Dog Nationals 11/12/2021
Fall TFTs 10 11/10/2021
October 2021 Irish Setter Nationals 10/14/2021
GaylanStudio7 21-09-18 All Breed 9/18/2021 RJ Ivegotcolabutnocups
TNT 221st All Breed Show 9/17/2021 Orso d’Oro Fiume Impetuoso
Australian All Breed 51 8/22/2021 Triomphe Tasters Choice
Here Comes Summer 52 7/24/2021 Woxie Apricot on Toast
June 2021 Pharaoh Hound Nationals 6/22/2021


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.