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
July 2020 Keeshond Nationals 7/17/2020
July 2020 Miniature Bull Terrier Nationals 7/11/2020
Legends of Logres 20 6/26/2020 KDH Black Lightning
Collie Show World 15 6/15/2020
April 2020 Miniature Schnauzer Nationals 4/17/2020
K9 Kapers 12 4/14/2020 Snowfell First In Line
Krieghund Winter Show 29 2/7/2020 KDH Jackpot
January 2020 Miniature Schnauzer Nationals 1/17/2020
All Breeds Spectacular 88 1/9/2020 RAs stand at my side
December 2019 Spanish Water Dog Nationals 12/27/2019


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.