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
July 2022 American Water Spaniel Nationals 7/4/2022
GaylanStudio3 All Breed 22-07-04 7/4/2022 Lanakila Watched Like A Hawk
May 2022 Pekingese Nationals 5/22/2022
Killick Collie Show 4/17/2022
Canmore5 All Breed 22-04-15 4/15/2022 Lanakila Revolution
March 2022 I.R.W.S. Nationals 3/18/2022
Deja Blue March 17 2022 All Breed Show 3/17/2022 Lanakila LoveActually
Canmore3 All Breed 22-02-19 2/19/2022 RJ Tub Of Treats
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 208 2/13/2022 RJ Tub Of Treats
February 2022 French Bulldog Nationals 2/8/2022

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.