Judge Info - Travis Hunter

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Retirement Announced 11/30/2007

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not very political. Moderate 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 Travis Hunter looks for.

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

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.  Travis Hunter has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Edna Dixon
2 Jay McHaney
3 June Dixon
4 Matt Moore
5 Jessa McKinnley
6 John Rome
7 Beah McEwen
8 Katy Murrell
9 Riely Whalen
10 Ster Stockyard
11 Caryn Brumit
12 Flozell Tucker
13 Herb Bowe
14 Norma Young
15 Dan Adams
16 Den Towler
17 Coby Rodriguez
18 Alles Vickers
19 Jony Bewely
20 Nathia Barks
21 Jeff Wehlan
22 Greg Alexander
23 Willie Cundiff
24 Bob Coke
25 Debbie Merrill

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
Racs All Breed 7 3/4/2021 Wundaboys Bare With
GaylanStudio9 2021-01-15 Show 1/15/2021 Matts The Home Boss
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 28 12/4/2020 Pendragons Talfryn
Steinhaus Fall Show 27 12/2/2020 RAs white blossom
GaylanStudio8 2020-10-07 All Breed Show 10/7/2020 Czarina Silver-Tongued Lawyer
KDH All Breed 231 9/14/2020 Intrinsic Gray Dually
Cane Corso Wonders 1 6/20/2020
GaylanStudio6 2020-05-13 All Breed Show 5/13/2020 KDH Midnight Ice
BB Frenchies 4 5/7/2020
Walk in the Fen 14 4/8/2020 VB Mysterious Ailment

Did you know?
Additional points may be awarded to the Best of Winners, or a class dog that goes Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Sex, again depending on the number of dogs competing