Judge Info - Thomas Moore

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, January 31, 2011
Retirement Announced 10/31/2013

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Doesn't show a breed bias at all. 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 Thomas Moore looks for.

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

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.  Thomas Moore has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Keven Dowdle
2 Cliff Irwin
3 Erik Mitchell
4 Hen Kilburn
5 Bradie DiNapoli
6 Terri Farnum
7 Listy Cousar
8 Huntert Dawe
9 Aly Dimaggio
10 Chuck Donaldson
11 Stephanie Scott
12 Jene Moak
13 Kimberly Carson
14 Ben Marro
15 Joandy Classen
16 Maret Gentile
17 Rachero Fergus
18 Bre Strayhorn
19 Tod Brubaker
20 Jos Harter
21 Deborie Mejorado
22 Ron Boening
23 Julie Patton
24 Parker Hart
25 Joey Finch

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
July 2024 Chihuahua Nationals 7/10/2024
English Foxhound Specialty of the Redwoods 32 7/10/2024
July 2024 Dandie Dinmont Terrier Nationals 7/6/2024
Sealyham Bash 3 5/30/2024
Malibu Beach Bash I 4/28/2024 Chonselta Equinox
Cache Creek All-Breed 24-04-27 4/27/2024 Chonselta Equinox
April 2024 Bergamasco Nationals 4/8/2024
Incorgnito 30 3/7/2024
February 2024 Kooikerhondje Nationals 2/26/2024
WP Gordon Setter Classic 2/25/2024

Did you know?
Since its centenary year in 1991, Crufts has officially been recognised as the world's largest and most prestigious dog show by the Guinness Book of Records, with a total of 22,973 dogs being exhibited that year.