Judge Info - Deborah Walker

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, June 30, 2013
Retirement Announced 4/30/2015

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

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Kelly LaFoy
2 Rusty Walter
3 Ellen Schroeder
4 Patrick Sayforth
5 Kim Coleman
6 Clan Melby
7 Doug Mavroulis
8 George Anderson
9 Geor Board
10 Mike Schneider
11 Alejam Zapien
12 Kate Dalton
13 Martha Woodson
14 Angela Fletcher
15 Annee Lino
16 Chrise Elleberee
17 Sam Tacker
18 Aarthom Rapier
19 Marry Anne Bryant
20 Stephew Deering
21 All Mederos
22 George Cruce
23 Roby Hawks
24 Reberol Pattison
25 David Scott

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 Whippet Show 9 6/15/2019
June 2019 Irish Wolfhound Nationals 6/7/2019
Zinga 90 4/18/2019 Halcyon Dub
Iceridge April 2nd All Breed Show 4/2/2019 Glitter Castle Deliverance
Whippet Like Devo 3 3/18/2019
Tidbets Tibetan Specialty 5 2/24/2019
Sandman Number 14 1/14/2019
KDH All Breed 12 1/7/2019 Breslin Cannon
Cheers All Breed 16 12/26/2018
November 2018 Bearded Collie Nationals 11/20/2018


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.