Judge Info - Paul Phillips

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, September 30, 2010
Retirement Announced 1/31/2013

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Low level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.


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 Phillips looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Very High
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat High
Size/Height Low
Feet Low

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 Phillips has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Brian Coke
2 Hun Sargeant
3 Valera Ortiz
4 Kelly Glenn
5 Elaine Stinson
6 Janis Lopez
7 Veronica Sheidt
8 Terrance Stuttsman
9 Bremy Scheffer
10 Mark Jetter
11 Bart Alderette
12 Carolyn Beerer
13 Aarry Schmit
14 Lucinda Hunter
15 Kath Hazlett
16 Judy Clarkson
17 Chry Krell
18 Adrian Campbell
19 Kristen Gowin
20 Chric Hoover
21 Bob Golub
22 Dianne Carter
23 Abby Stewart
24 Nata Deming
25 Evan Kown

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
6/21/2024 Showdog Obedience Trial 6/21/2024
Italian Summer 1 6/20/2024
6/20/2024 Showdog Obedience Trial 6/20/2024
6/19/2024 Showdog Obedience Trial 6/19/2024
6/17/2024 Showdog Obedience Trial 6/17/2024
6/16/2024 Showdog Obedience Trial 6/16/2024
6/15/2024 Showdog Obedience Trial 6/15/2024
6/14/2024 Showdog Obedience Trial 6/14/2024
6/13/2024 Showdog Obedience Trial 6/13/2024
6/12/2024 Showdog Obedience Trial 6/12/2024

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.