Judge Info - Raymond Valdez

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, December 31, 2009
Retirement Announced 2/28/2011

Not very political. Moderate 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 Raymond Valdez looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Very High
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat Low
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.  Raymond Valdez has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Emily Nguyen
2 Art Toles
3 Holly Pollok
4 Joey Finch
5 Ros Richart
6 Eric Pennington
7 Parker Hart
8 Ron Boening
9 Jos Harter
10 Tod Brubaker
11 Bre Strayhorn
12 Rachero Fergus
13 Maret Gentile
14 Ben Marro
15 Huntert Dawe
16 Listy Cousar
17 Terri Farnum
18 Bradie DiNapoli
19 Hen Kilburn
20 Erik Mitchell
21 Cliff Irwin
22 Keven Dowdle
23 Aly Dimaggio
24 Chuck Donaldson
25 Stephanie Scott

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
Spring 2 4/18/2021 Willow Dove Dude
April 2021 Dachshund Nationals 4/9/2021
March 15th Cavalier Specialty 3/15/2021
February 26th Cavalier Specialty 2/26/2021
Irish Setter 4 February 2/13/2021
GWP Fall Show 6 12/20/2020
November 2020 Samoyed Nationals 11/20/2020
Australian All Breed 17 7/12/2020 Lanakila Bon Voyage
GaylanStudio 2020-07-03 All Breed Show 7/3/2020 Lanakila Bon Voyage
Top Dogz 2 6/27/2020 Lanakila Close Encounters


Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.