Judge Info - Michelle Zavala

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, November 30, 2012
Retirement Announced 8/31/2014

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate 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 Michelle Zavala looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very High
Forequarter Very High
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Very High
Coat High
Size/Height Normal
Feet 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.  Michelle Zavala has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Billip Soltero
2 Mandy Parcus
3 Pamarba Lhoam
4 Joe Kensing
5 Roxanne Leatherwood
6 Chri Faison
7 Jana Mezies
8 Nicole Hunger
9 Giulice Lipton
10 Shael Parramore
11 Janis Coakley
12 Bruce Creel
13 Chrica Donnellan
14 Sylvia Tejeda
15 Joey Allen
16 Mick Sherrer
17 Claire McAllister
18 David Scott
19 Reberol Pattison
20 Scott Ramsey
21 Sana Rasnick
22 Caraces Rowen
23 Yvette Glover
24 Marry Anne Bryant
25 Thom Kogut

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
Seasar All Breed 170 11/22/2020 Detroit’s Blackmoor
September 2020 Anatolian Shepherd Nationals 9/18/2020
9 9 Bottles of Beer 9/9/2020 Shortline - Doctor Ed
September 2020 Bullmastiff Nationals 9/3/2020
Mamba 2 5/21/2020
Stir Crazy 5/3/2020
Oak View April Specialty - Two 4/10/2020
April 2020 Collie Nationals 4/7/2020
Virus Show 6 4/2/2020
March 2020 Pumi Nationals 3/1/2020


Did you know?
At least two wins must be a set of three or more points ("majors"), under two different judges; at least one additional win under a third judge is also required.