Judge Info - Brandon Buckner

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 07, 2009
Retirement Announced 4/30/2009

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Relatively high 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 Brandon Buckner looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Low
Gait High
Top Neck and Back Very 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.  Brandon Buckner has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Edna Dixon
2 Jay McHaney
3 June Dixon
4 Jessa McKinnley
5 John Rome
6 Matt Moore
7 Beah McEwen
8 Katy Murrell
9 Riely Whalen
10 Ster Stockyard
11 Norma Young
12 Caryn Brumit
13 Flozell Tucker
14 Herb Bowe
15 Dan Adams
16 Den Towler
17 Coby Rodriguez
18 Alles Vickers
19 Jony Bewely
20 Jeff Wehlan
21 Willie Cundiff
22 Nathia Barks
23 Bob Coke
24 Greg Alexander
25 Debbie Merrill

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
October 2018 Toy Poodle Nationals 10/9/2018
Berry Best GSPs 4 9/21/2018
GSD Show 10 9/20/2018
Manchester Mania 16 9/14/2018
Maltese July 3 7/24/2018
SilknT 100 7/1/2018
Poodle Passion 11 6/22/2018
SilknT 82 4/5/2018
Goldens Forever 2 2/23/2018
Ice Wine WFT Show 2/17/2018


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.