Judge Info - Amanda Nava

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, April 30, 2012
Retirement Announced 5/31/2016

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. 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 Amanda Nava looks for.

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

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.  Amanda Nava has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Duane Rawley
2 Marisa Feagin
3 Stew Kellermen
4 Terry Galloway
5 Rogane Tuller
6 Robert Pouk
7 Aimeene Good
8 Emma Moss
9 Kristen Schindewolf
10 Marc Buchhelt
11 Kennis Greiner
12 Ster Coaxum
13 Logan Ray
14 Jean Infante
15 Debbie Merrill
16 Bob Coke
17 John Urick
18 Willie Cundiff
19 Jeff Wehlan
20 Roby Hawks
21 George Cruce
22 All Mederos
23 Stephew Deering
24 Dan Adams
25 Aarthom Rapier

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
Toy Poodle Parade 174 6/14/2019
June 2019 Toy Poodle Nationals 6/9/2019
Tamiami All Breed 4 6/2/2019 KDH Street Jammer
Southern Indiana Bloodhound Specialty 5.18 5/18/2019
PointyHead 282 4/28/2019
April 2019 Puli Nationals 4/19/2019
Tidbets Tibetan Party 18 4/18/2019
CMD Show Off 7 4/14/2019
April 2019 Otterhound Nationals 4/8/2019
April 2019 Bulldog Nationals 4/2/2019


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.