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.


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
Comet Presents All Breed Bonanza 34 1/25/2023 Seasar Tippy Top
Comet Presents A Merry Christmas Eve 12/24/2022 Fenland Marjoram
December 2022 C.K.C.S. Nationals 12/23/2022
Seasar III All Breed 18 12/14/2022 Jolitar Essex Skipper
BourneAcres All Breed 22-10-30 10/30/2022 Jolitar Lemon Grass
October 2022 Bullmastiff Nationals 10/3/2022
Almost Autumn All Breed Show 9/10/2022 Jolitar Lemon Grass
September 2022 Dachshund Nationals 9/9/2022
Comet Presents All Breed Bonanza 17 8/20/2022 Jolitar Ash
GaylanStudio8 All Breed 22-08-11 8/11/2022 Jolitar Amy

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.