Judge Info - Tammy Cavanaugh

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016
Retirement Announced 5/31/2017

Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias.

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 Tammy Cavanaugh looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Tod Brubaker
2 Bre Strayhorn
3 Rachero Fergus
4 Jos Harter
5 Ron Boening
6 Maret Gentile
7 Parker Hart
8 Ben Marro
9 Joey Finch
10 Holly Pollok
11 Emily Nguyen
12 Art Toles
13 Huntert Dawe
14 Listy Cousar
15 Ros Richart
16 Terri Farnum
17 Eric Pennington
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
Kerry On Regardless 1 2/10/2024
Comet Presents All Breed Bonanza 85 12/8/2023 Lanakila Little Jeanie
GaylanStudio9 All Breed 23-12-07 12/7/2023 Lanakila NobodyDoesItBettr
November 2023 Border Collie Nationals 11/20/2023
Steinhaus Fall Show 40 11/10/2023 Lanakila NobodyDoesItBettr
Stop raising the point schedule 10/10/2023
PixelPups All Breed Party 23-09-23 9/23/2023 Lanakila Friends In Low Places
September 2023 Rottweiler Nationals 9/14/2023
BRK 33 8/26/2023
Neo Specialty 2 8/23/2023


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.