Judge Info - Bryan Walston

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, June 04, 2003
Retirement Announced 12/31/2007

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Relatively high level of breed bias.

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 Bryan Walston looks for.

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

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.  Bryan Walston has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Edna Dixon
2 Jay McHaney
3 June Dixon
4 Matt Moore
5 Jessa McKinnley
6 John Rome
7 Beah McEwen
8 Katy Murrell
9 Riely Whalen
10 Ster Stockyard
11 Caryn Brumit
12 Flozell Tucker
13 Herb Bowe
14 Norma Young
15 Dan Adams
16 Den Towler
17 Coby Rodriguez
18 Alles Vickers
19 Jony Bewely
20 Nathia Barks
21 Jeff Wehlan
22 Greg Alexander
23 Willie Cundiff
24 Bob Coke
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
June 2019 German Shepherd Dog Nationals 6/15/2019
Tamiami Papillon 6 6/6/2019
April 2019 Samoyed Nationals 4/20/2019
KDH All Breed 30 4/19/2019 Kissangels Good Girls
CMD Show Off 3 4/5/2019
On The Borders Specialty 3/30/2019
March 2019 Swedish Vallhund Nationals 3/25/2019
Bully Boys Outing 3 3/15/2019
Japanese Chin Tamiami 2 3/13/2019
Lenten Bullie Angels 3/6/2019


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.