Judge Info - William Carr

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016
Retirement Announced 9/30/2017

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 William Carr looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Doug Mavroulis
2 Patrick Sayforth
3 Ellen Schroeder
4 Rusty Walter
5 Geor Board
6 Mike Schneider
7 Martha Woodson
8 Kelly LaFoy
9 Angela Fletcher
10 Sam Tacker
11 Marry Anne Bryant
12 Reberol Pattison
13 David Scott
14 Kim Coleman
15 Clan Melby
16 George Anderson
17 Joey Allen
18 Sylvia Tejeda
19 Bruce Creel
20 Alejam Zapien
21 Kate Dalton
22 Shael Parramore
23 Annee Lino
24 Chrise Elleberee
25 Jana Mezies

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
September 2020 American Foxhound Nationals 9/23/2020
KDH All Breed 230 9/13/2020 BarStar Born In The USA
August 2020 Spanish Water Dog Nationals 8/27/2020
GaylanStudio6 200817 WFT Specialty 8/17/2020
August 2020 Brittany Nationals 8/17/2020
German Spitz 11 6/20/2020
Springtime Sammies 14 6/9/2020
June 2020 Belgian Tervuren Nationals 6/8/2020
Collie 2 5/27/2020
BC Bash II 5/27/2020


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.