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.


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
MtSlvr April Fools Show 4/1/2022 Cellery Hardware
Seasar III All Breed 6 2/16/2022 Cellery Hardware
January 2022 Kuvasz Nationals 1/22/2022
[LyricDogs] Dec 29 12/29/2021 TER Sand Trap
Canmore2 All Breed 21-12-04 12/4/2021 Cellery Red Danger
November 2021 Sealyham Terrier Nationals 11/7/2021
November 2021 Polish Lowland Sheepdog Nationals 11/2/2021
Canmore2 All Breed 21-10-30 10/30/2021 EDD Courtney Walsh
September 2021 South African Boerboel Nationals 9/3/2021
August 2021 Portuguese Pointer Nationals 8/20/2021

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.