Judge Info - Michelle Hamilton
Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, August 31, 2014
Retirement Announced 12/31/2015
Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Low level of breed bias. 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 Michelle Hamilton 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. Michelle Hamilton 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|
|May 2020 Affenpinscher Nationals||5/13/2020|
|Zoetic Dogo Show XV||5/3/2020|
|SWD Spring Fling 4||4/20/2020|
|April 2020 Vizsla Nationals||4/14/2020|
|April 2020 Miniature Poodle Nationals||4/10/2020|
|April 2020 Kerry Blue Terrier Nationals||4/5/2020|
|March 2020 Plott Nationals||3/10/2020|
|Halcyon Goodbye 19||3/9/2020||Nachthunde Yijun|
|DM Winter Ball||1/20/2020||Crown Royale of Ambertal|