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
February 2020 Cairn Terrier Nationals 2/16/2020
Sweetbrier Valentine Special 2/14/2020 Lanakila The Masked Singer
SColours 412 1/14/2020
GaylanStudio 2019-12-29 All-Breed Show 12/29/2019 Lanakila Above The Law
GaylanStudio 2019-12-24 All-Breed Show 12/24/2019 Whisper Pine Only a Whisper
GaylanStudio 2019-12-19 All-Breed Show 12/19/2019 BarStar Hello Is It Me
Affenpinscher Mixer 9 12/6/2019
Keeshonds Down Under 90 12/4/2019
October Whippet 15 10/22/2019
Companions All Breed 12th October 10/12/2019 BLK American Bells

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.