Judge Info - William Jones

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016
Retirement Announced 7/31/2017

Not very political. Low level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.


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 William Jones looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Low
Size/Height Low
Feet Very 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.  William Jones has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Aimeene Good
2 Marc Buchhelt
3 Kennis Greiner
4 Ster Coaxum
5 Robert Pouk
6 Jean Infante
7 Debbie Merrill
8 Rogane Tuller
9 Terry Galloway
10 Bob Coke
11 Willie Cundiff
12 Stew Kellermen
13 Jeff Wehlan
14 Duane Rawley
15 Marisa Feagin
16 Dan Adams
17 Norma Young
18 Katy Murrell
19 Beah McEwen
20 John Rome
21 Jessa McKinnley
22 Emma Moss
23 Kristen Schindewolf
24 Jay McHaney
25 Logan Ray

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
December 2023 Saluki Nationals 12/1/2023
MVK all breed 26 11/1/2023 Darkwinter Murder Watch
GaylanStudio2 All Breed 23-10-25 10/25/2023 IchaIcha Thrown Tantrum
GaylanStudio4 All Breed 23-10-24 10/24/2023 IchaIcha Serious Chance
October 2023 Affenpinscher Nationals 10/13/2023
September 2023 Welsh Terrier Nationals 9/24/2023
September 2023 German Spitz Nationals 9/14/2023
TKC3 9/10/2023 Lanakila TheFutures SoBright
August 2023 N.S.D.T.R. Nationals 8/16/2023
August 2023 Bouvier des Flandres Nationals 8/6/2023

Did you know?
In the United Kingdom, the international championship show Crufts was first held in 1891.