Judge Info - Richard Mitchell
Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, May 31, 2018
Retirement Announced 7/31/2018
Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Relatively high 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 Richard Mitchell looks for.
|Top Neck and Back||High|
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. Richard Mitchell has been known to prefer the following handlers.
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|
|Keeskee Summer Finally Japanese Chin Specialty||6/24/2020|
|May 2020 Spanish Water Dog Nationals||5/27/2020|
|May 2020 Otterhound Nationals||5/8/2020|
|Seasar All Breed 133||4/26/2020||Lanakila All Or Nothing|
|April 2020 Norwegian Buhund Nationals||4/23/2020|
|BC Spring Special 3||4/10/2020|
|ALK all breed 10||3/24/2020||BlaznHot Bar Smoke|
|Steinhaus Fall Show 17||11/28/2019||JD Cooky|