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.


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
SWD September 2019 Party 9/5/2019
September 2019 Pumi Nationals 9/1/2019
GaylanStudio 2019-08-30 All Breed Show 8/30/2019 KDH Frosty Paws
Steinhaus Summer Show 7 7/10/2019 KDH Jack Frost
Borzoi Days 15 6/22/2019
Maltese 6-4 6/21/2019
June 2019 Newfoundland Nationals 6/18/2019
June 2019 Polish Lowland Sheepdog Nationals 6/2/2019
June 2019 English Foxhound Nationals 6/1/2019
May You Be Happy 5/16/2019 KDH Street Jammer

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.