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
True Justice Spring Show 10 3/26/2021 Lanakila Priceless Jewels
March 2021 Wire Fox Terrier Nationals 3/2/2021
February 2021 Dalmatian Nationals 2/15/2021
Edinburgh Festival 12 2/9/2021 LaBarons Birthright
February 2021 Azawakh Nationals 2/1/2021
January 2021 Brussels Griffon Nationals 1/13/2021
January 2021 Manchester Terrier Nationals 1/7/2021
November 2020 Miniature Bull Terrier Nationals 11/11/2020
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 11 11/4/2020 Lanakila TheWorldIsNot Enough
Candlelitt Specialty 9 10/12/2020


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.