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 2020 American Cocker Spaniel Nationals||1/21/2020|
|January 2020 Glen of Imaal Terrier Nationals||1/10/2020|
|December 2019 Gordon Setter Nationals||12/21/2019|
|November 2019 Border Collie Nationals||11/20/2019|
|Toy Poodle Parade 217||11/15/2019|
|November 2019 German Spitz Nationals||11/14/2019|
|Bulldog Blitz 3||11/13/2019|
|October 2019 Whippet Nationals||10/26/2019|
|October Whippet 14||10/21/2019|
|Halcyon Cavalier 58||8/22/2019|