Judge Info - Thomas Olson

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, June 30, 2013
Retirement Announced 8/31/2014

Not very political. Low level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Thomas Olson looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Bill Meyer
2 Peren Troy
3 Jamiel Leavens
4 Jennifer Oneil
5 Nany Painter
6 Greg Alexander
7 Nathia Barks
8 Jony Bewely
9 Justin Moyer
10 Alles Vickers
11 Pamelan Treadwell
12 Coby Rodriguez
13 Den Towler
14 Dert Priebe
15 Herb Bowe
16 Flozell Tucker
17 Caryn Brumit
18 Antonio Hutchinson
19 Ster Stockyard
20 Riely Whalen
21 Julie Patton
22 Matt Moore
23 Deborie Mejorado
24 June Dixon
25 Edna Dixon

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
Finn All Breed 20 7/11/2024 The King That Might
GaylanStudio7 All-Breed 24-05-12 5/12/2024 BarStar Thinkin Bout Me
WP Pembroke Welsh Corgi Classic 2/25/2024
February 2024 Portuguese Podengo Nationals 2/24/2024
Incorgnito 11 1/24/2024
November 2023 Estrela Mountain Dog Nationals 11/14/2023
Rex Rover 53 11/5/2023 Solcintra Timonium Core
South Florida 107 10/24/2023
Virginia Beach 10/11 All-Breed Show 10/11/2023 Solcintra Stilgar
Vintage Show 53 10/9/2023 Solcintra Timonium Core


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.