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.
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.
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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.
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|
|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|
|CMD Show Off 9||4/17/2019|
|Westie Tamiami 3||4/15/2019|