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.

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 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
June 2020 Mastiff Nationals 6/22/2020
Lets Get The Zoi Out 2 5/29/2020
Wessex All Breed I 4/19/2020 Tarot Fait Accompli
Shades of Gold 16 4/7/2020 Lanakila Knights Quest
Beltane Celebration 112 3/21/2020 Kilhey Checkmate Newwave
March 2020 Estrela Mountain Dog Nationals 3/14/2020
Highland Games 117 3/7/2020 Glitter First Bridge
Corgivaganza 15 2/13/2020
Krieghund Winter Show 27 1/19/2020 Glitter First Bridge
January 2020 Manchester Terrier Nationals 1/7/2020


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.