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
September 2021 South African Boerboel Nationals 9/3/2021
August 2021 Portuguese Pointer Nationals 8/20/2021
Balancing The Books 1 8/1/2021 Dondaig Mango
Flush All Stars 2 7/5/2021 Implicite Paper Town
Toy Poodle Parade 263 7/4/2021
Toy Poodle Parade 261 6/26/2021
Mini Mix 38 6/3/2021
Delight To Be With You 5/3/2021 Detroit’s Helsinki Affair
May 2021 Beagle Nationals 5/1/2021
April 2021 English Springer Spaniel Nationals 4/18/2021


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.