Judge Info - Edward Thomas

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, May 31, 2015
Retirement Announced 1/31/2016

Not very political. Doesn't show a breed bias at all.

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 Edward Thomas looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Chric Hoover
2 Bob Golub
3 Kristen Gowin
4 Adrian Campbell
5 Chry Krell
6 Judy Clarkson
7 Kath Hazlett
8 Dianne Carter
9 Aarry Schmit
10 Carolyn Beerer
11 Abby Stewart
12 Bart Alderette
13 Mark Jetter
14 Nata Deming
15 Evan Kown
16 Veronica Sheidt
17 Thom Kogut
18 Yvette Glover
19 Valera Ortiz
20 Caraces Rowen
21 Hun Sargeant
22 Sana Rasnick
23 Scott Ramsey
24 Claire McAllister
25 Mick Sherrer

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
Spirit By Beyoncé For Siberian Huskies 7/19/2019
July 2019 Miniature Schnauzer Nationals 7/17/2019
July 2019 Great Pyrenees Nationals 7/12/2019
Frijsland 81 7/11/2019 Niobe Killer Queen
July 2019 Sealyham Terrier Nationals 7/7/2019
TNT 143rd All Breed Show 6/27/2019 Seasar Maximinus Thrax
Briard 6-4 6/21/2019
June 2019 Smooth Fox Terrier Nationals 6/6/2019
May 2019 Belgian Malinois Nationals 5/18/2019
Bossi Rossi 4/27/2019


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.