Judge Info - JT Howden

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Retirement Announced 10/31/2007

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. 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 JT Howden looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Peren Troy
2 Bill Meyer
3 Jamiel Leavens
4 Jennifer Oneil
5 Nany Painter
6 Greg Alexander
7 Justin Moyer
8 Pamelan Treadwell
9 Dert Priebe
10 Nathia Barks
11 Jony Bewely
12 Alles Vickers
13 Coby Rodriguez
14 Den Towler
15 Antonio Hutchinson
16 Herb Bowe
17 Flozell Tucker
18 Caryn Brumit
19 Julie Patton
20 Ster Stockyard
21 Deborie Mejorado
22 Riely Whalen
23 Matt Moore
24 June Dixon
25 Edna Dixon

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
May You Be Happy 5/16/2019 KDH Street Jammer
Fun 4/28/2019
Opportune Moment 69 4/23/2019 KDH South Street
PointyHead 279 4/8/2019
April Fool`s Collies 4/1/2019
Time To Shine Again 13 3/18/2019
March 2019 Brussels Griffon Nationals 3/13/2019
February 2019 Brittany Nationals 2/17/2019
Love Whippets 12 2/16/2019
Czardas 71 2/1/2019 Windgate Black Whisper


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.