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
Australis All Breed 43 10/6/2020 RAs euro road trip
August 2020 Keeshond Nationals 8/17/2020
Zoetic Dogo Show XXVII 8/13/2020
July 2020 German Pinscher Nationals 7/4/2020
Under the Southern Cross 17 6/21/2020 BarStar The Wedding Singer
May 2020 Dachshund Nationals 5/9/2020
May 2020 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 5/7/2020
Walk in the Fen 21 5/4/2020 RAs treadstone mk ultra
May 2020 German Pinscher Nationals 5/4/2020
Walk in the Fen 18 4/26/2020 Enchante Ridge Priority


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.