Judge Info - Shane Walker

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, May 31, 2010
Retirement Announced 1/31/2013

Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.

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 Shane Walker looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Very High
Coat Low
Size/Height Low
Feet High

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.  Shane Walker has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Justin Moyer
2 Pamelan Treadwell
3 Dert Priebe
4 Antonio Hutchinson
5 Peren Troy
6 Julie Patton
7 Bill Meyer
8 Deborie Mejorado
9 Jamiel Leavens
10 Jennifer Oneil
11 Nany Painter
12 Greg Alexander
13 Joandy Classen
14 Nathia Barks
15 Kimberly Carson
16 Jony Bewely
17 Jene Moak
18 Alles Vickers
19 Coby Rodriguez
20 Den Towler
21 Herb Bowe
22 Flozell Tucker
23 Caryn Brumit
24 Stephanie Scott
25 Chuck Donaldson

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
1/5 GWP Specialty 1/5/2023
Last Shot at the Cup LIV 12/30/2022
Sziget Festival 48 12/5/2022 Jolitar Croque Monsieur
November 2022 Irish Wolfhound Nationals 11/7/2022
Wink all breed 9 10/9/2022 Fenland Moana
Greyhound Gambit 15 10/5/2022
Edinburgh Festival 44 10/3/2022 Jolitar Lemon Grass
October 2022 Polish Lowland Sheepdog Nationals 10/2/2022
Sept IG Specialty Show 9/10/2022
Jester Dogs 257th All Breed Show 9/4/2022 Jolitar Sea King


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.