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
November 2019 Bernese Mountain Dog Nationals 11/5/2019
November 2019 Afghan Hound Nationals 11/4/2019
Ig 9/26 9/26/2019
September 2019 Welsh Terrier Nationals 9/24/2019
August 2019 Whippet Nationals 8/26/2019
August 2019 Bullmastiff Nationals 8/3/2019
June 2019 Manchester Toy Terrier Nationals 6/23/2019
Corgo 24 6/23/2019
CMD Show Off 9 4/17/2019
Westie Tamiami 3 4/15/2019


The Kennel Club (UK) system, which is also used by the Australian National Kennel Council[1] and in other countries, is considered the most difficult to earn a title under.