Judge Info - Paul Dougherty

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 7, 2009
Retirement Announced 10/31/2009

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

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Normal
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.  Paul Dougherty has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Rogane Tuller
2 Terry Galloway
3 Robert Pouk
4 Stew Kellermen
5 Aimeene Good
6 Duane Rawley
7 Marisa Feagin
8 Marc Buchhelt
9 Kennis Greiner
10 Ster Coaxum
11 Jean Infante
12 Debbie Merrill
13 Bob Coke
14 Willie Cundiff
15 Jeff Wehlan
16 Emma Moss
17 Kristen Schindewolf
18 Dan Adams
19 Norma Young
20 Logan Ray
21 Katy Murrell
22 John Urick
23 Beah McEwen
24 John Rome
25 Jessa McKinnley

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
June 2021 Canaan Dog Nationals 6/12/2021
Carrie Show for IWS 6/10/2021
June 9 2021 ACS Show 6/9/2021
Stafford Big Show27 6/8/2021
Corgivaganza 120 5/19/2021
Spring 9 4/23/2021 Steinhaus Miss Perfect
April 2021 Keeshond Nationals 4/17/2021
April 2021 Plott Nationals 4/10/2021
All the Giants 4/9/2021
March 2021 Spinone Italiano Nationals 3/8/2021


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.