Judge Info - Matthew Phillips
Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Retirement Announced 3/31/2018
Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Moderate 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 Matthew Phillips looks for.
|Top Neck and Back||Low|
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. Matthew Phillips 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 2021 Miniature Schnauzer Nationals||1/17/2021|
|Aussie World I||1/9/2021|
|Residential JRT 1||12/15/2020|
|ASTs Fall Classic 3||11/6/2020|
|October 2020 Harrier Nationals||10/24/2020|
|October 2020 Scottish Deerhound Nationals||10/16/2020|
|Smooth Fox Terrier August 21st Specialty||8/21/2020|
|June 2020 Showdog.com World Cup||6/30/2020||Bizzydog Head Games|
|RKs Top Pom Poms||6/28/2020|
|June 2020 Sussex Spaniel Nationals||6/27/2020|