Judge Info - Orval Sales

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Retirement Announced 1/31/2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. 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 Orval Sales looks for.

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

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.  Orval Sales has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Aarry Schmit
2 Kath Hazlett
3 Judy Clarkson
4 Chry Krell
5 Carolyn Beerer
6 Bart Alderette
7 Adrian Campbell
8 Mark Jetter
9 Kristen Gowin
10 Veronica Sheidt
11 Chric Hoover
12 Bob Golub
13 Valera Ortiz
14 Hun Sargeant
15 Brian Coke
16 Dianne Carter
17 Kelly Glenn
18 Abby Stewart
19 Elaine Stinson
20 Janis Lopez
21 Nata Deming
22 Evan Kown
23 Terrance Stuttsman
24 Bremy Scheffer
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
Sweetbrier Winter Show 17 1/16/2020 Quenchie Near Red
WB 49 1/9/2020
Nifty Norfolks 63 12/21/2019
Anatolian Jazz Fest 3 12/1/2019
Whippets in November 23 11/23/2019
Keeshonds Down Under 57 10/27/2019
Seasar All Breed 80 10/10/2019 RAs seven days in the sun
Ibizan September 2 9/27/2019
DH Dogo Specialty XI 9/9/2019
RKs All Star 8/26/2019 Arons Mr Majeika


The Kennel Club (UK) system, which is also used by the Australian National Kennel Council[1] and in other countries, is considered the most difficult to earn a title under.