Judge Info - Michael Craig
Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, September 30, 2017
Retirement Announced 10/31/2017
Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.
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 Michael Craig 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. Michael Craig 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 German Shepherd Dog Nationals||1/15/2021|
|Meadowly Party 3||1/13/2021||CafeLatte Apricot Pavlova|
|December 2020 Australian Terrier Nationals||12/11/2020|
|December 2020 Bull Terrier Nationals||12/9/2020|
|Saving the World||11/17/2020||Lisra Good Fortune|
|July 2020 Basenji Nationals||7/12/2020|
|Southern Cross All Breeds 10||6/8/2020||Rough Edges Boundless Love|
|Australian All Breed 11||6/2/2020||Whirlwinds Shadow of Light|