Judge Info - Robert Conway

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Retirement Announced 4/30/2018

Not political at all. 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 Robert Conway looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter High
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back High
Coat High
Size/Height Normal
Feet Very 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.  Robert Conway has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jay McHaney
2 Edna Dixon
3 Jessa McKinnley
4 John Rome
5 Beah McEwen
6 Katy Murrell
7 Norma Young
8 June Dixon
9 Matt Moore
10 Dan Adams
11 Riely Whalen
12 Jeff Wehlan
13 Ster Stockyard
14 Willie Cundiff
15 Caryn Brumit
16 Bob Coke
17 Flozell Tucker
18 Herb Bowe
19 Debbie Merrill
20 Den Towler
21 Coby Rodriguez
22 Alles Vickers
23 Jean Infante
24 Jony Bewely
25 Nathia Barks

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
Little River Runners 17 1/13/2023 DenKees High Country Doctor
January 2023 Briard Nationals 1/6/2023
HFC All Breed 23-01-05 1/5/2023 Arkay3 Flannel Pajamas
December 2022 Affenpinscher Nationals 12/13/2022
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 328 11/22/2022 DenKees A Wicked Woman
RW Mini Poodle Party 8 11/18/2022
September 2022 Bichon Frise Nationals 9/24/2022
CanmoreK All Breed 22-09-17 9/17/2022 DenKees Smoke on the Water
BourneAcres All Breed 22-08-22 8/22/2022 DenKees Smoke on the Water
Canmore5 All Breed 22-07-23 7/23/2022 DenKees Lady in the Smoke

Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.