Judge Info - Martin Thomas

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, February 28, 2013
Retirement Announced 9/30/2014

Not very political. Low level of breed bias.


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 Martin Thomas looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Very High
Gait High
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Very Low
Size/Height High
Feet Normal

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.  Martin Thomas has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Stew Kellermen
2 Terry Galloway
3 Rogane Tuller
4 Duane Rawley
5 Marisa Feagin
6 Robert Pouk
7 Aimeene Good
8 Marc Buchhelt
9 Kennis Greiner
10 Ster Coaxum
11 Jean Infante
12 Emma Moss
13 Kristen Schindewolf
14 Debbie Merrill
15 Bob Coke
16 Willie Cundiff
17 Logan Ray
18 Jeff Wehlan
19 Dan Adams
20 John Urick
21 Roby Hawks
22 George Cruce
23 Norma Young
24 All Mederos
25 Stephew Deering

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
Dempsey Memorial 5/17/2022 IchaIcha Mz Ruby
Krieghund Spring Show 41 5/15/2022 Seasar Mystical Intrigue
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 218 3/4/2022 Czarina Don’t Say I Didn’t Try
TSR The Jest 18 1/10/2022 HH Cloud On A Dream
December 2021 Japanese Chin Nationals 12/25/2021
December 2021 Chihuahua Nationals 12/10/2021
GaylanStudio7 All Breed 21-11-18 11/18/2021 RJ Midnight Trysts
Canmore4 21-10-15 All Breed 10/15/2021 RJ Benidorm Lockdown
September 2021 Portuguese Water Dog Nationals 9/20/2021
August 2021 Dogue de Bordeaux Nationals 8/26/2021

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.