Judge Info - Maura Ryan

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016
Retirement Announced 6/30/2018

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 Maura Ryan looks for.

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

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.  Maura Ryan has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
GaylanStudio5 All Breed 22-01-07 1/7/2022 RJ He Likes Xmas Candy
January 2022 German Pinscher Nationals 1/4/2022
Corgivaganza 148 12/13/2021
Oz Cocker Show2 10/30/2021
GaylanStudio2 21-10-04 All Breed 10/4/2021 RJ Tiddle Tiddle Tum Tum
Clwyds July 20 All Breed Extravaganza 7/20/2021 Wundaboys Kissed By A Rose
Rivacres Summer Festival 2 7/16/2021 Kilhey Cinnabar Satellite
Starlight Show 4 6/29/2021 Kilhey Citrine Hazy Shade
Last Shot at the Cup XLII 6/29/2021
Pampered Poodles 4 6/28/2021

Did you know?
In multi-breed and all-breed shows, the winners of all breeds within the kennel club's breed Groups then compete for Group placements.