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
DP 816 8/16/2019
August 2019 Bulldog Nationals 8/2/2019
Treun Summer Show 15 7/13/2019 NLS Winter Trail
June 2019 Belgian Laekenois Nationals 6/27/2019
June Whippet Show 15 6/21/2019
Splashing Show Off 6 4/29/2019
Harsh Beauty 100 4/26/2019 KDH Ice Cream
Crush All Breed 138 4/13/2019 Rough Edges Heavens Only Star
Tidbets Tibetan Party 8 4/6/2019
Winchester Road 3/28/2019


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.