Judge Info - Bennie Wilkins

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, November 30, 2009
Retirement Announced 11/30/2012

Not political at all. Low level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.


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 Bennie Wilkins looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Joandy Classen
2 Kimberly Carson
3 Jene Moak
4 Stephanie Scott
5 Chuck Donaldson
6 Aly Dimaggio
7 Deborie Mejorado
8 Julie Patton
9 Antonio Hutchinson
10 Dert Priebe
11 Pamelan Treadwell
12 Justin Moyer
13 Keven Dowdle
14 Cliff Irwin
15 Erik Mitchell
16 Hen Kilburn
17 Bradie DiNapoli
18 Terri Farnum
19 Listy Cousar
20 Huntert Dawe
21 Peren Troy
22 Bill Meyer
23 Jamiel Leavens
24 Jennifer Oneil
25 Ben Marro

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
Keeshonds On Show 7 9/20/2019
Breacan Summer Show 7 9/13/2019 Matts Got The Look
Coloratta Premier All Breed Show 9/12/2019 Matts Got The Look
Seasar All Breed 65 8/28/2019 Sarah*s Kermit
Corgo 64 8/17/2019
August 2019 Italian Greyhound Nationals 8/14/2019
August 2019 English Cocker Spaniel Nationals 8/5/2019
July 2019 Kooikerhondje Nationals 7/26/2019
Toy Poodle Parade 175 6/17/2019
June 2019 Irish Setter Nationals 6/14/2019

Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.