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.


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
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 132 10/18/2021 HH Evening Primrose
September 2021 Greyhound Nationals 9/10/2021
Good Better Best All Breed 54 7/29/2021 T. Pyro
All Breeds Spectacular 166 7/9/2021 Draig Blanch
Just for fun 7/6/2021 Draig Blanch
Seasar All Breed 222 6/24/2021 Draig Blanch
May 2021 Lhasa Apso Nationals 5/24/2021
May 2021 N.S.D.T.R. Nationals 5/16/2021
ShineBrightLikeADiamond 5/7/2021 Lanakila SaturdayNightFever
GaylanStudio2 21-04-27 All Breed 4/27/2021 Lanakila SaturdayNightFever

Did you know?
An obedience trial is a dog sport in which a dog must perfectly execute a predefined set of tasks when directed to do so by his handler