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.

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 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
November 2022 Japanese Chin Nationals 11/25/2022
November 2022 Field Spaniel Nationals 11/16/2022
October 2022 Argentine Dogo Nationals 10/19/2022
Plus Fall Show 25 10/16/2022 BarStar TooMarvelousForWords
Shepherd Showdown 4 9/29/2022
LC GWP SPECTACULAR 73 9/13/2022
GaylanStudio6 All Breed 22-08-15 8/15/2022 Rhoslyn Moonlight Snow
July 2022 Keeshond Nationals 7/17/2022
Smooth Fox Terrier Show 9 6/8/2022
Comet Presents All Breed Bonanza 16 6/4/2022 Fingerprint 426 Hemi


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.