Judge Info - James Link

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Retirement Announced 11/30/2008

Not political at all. 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 James Link looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Rogane Tuller
2 Terry Galloway
3 Stew Kellermen
4 Robert Pouk
5 Duane Rawley
6 Aimeene Good
7 Marisa Feagin
8 Marc Buchhelt
9 Kennis Greiner
10 Ster Coaxum
11 Jean Infante
12 Debbie Merrill
13 Bob Coke
14 Willie Cundiff
15 Jeff Wehlan
16 Emma Moss
17 Kristen Schindewolf
18 Dan Adams
19 Logan Ray
20 Norma Young
21 John Urick
22 Katy Murrell
23 Beah McEwen
24 John Rome
25 Roby Hawks

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
August 2019 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 8/7/2019
Golden 131 7/14/2019
Keeshonds Down Under 33 7/9/2019
July 2019 Toy Poodle Nationals 7/9/2019
Maltese 6-7 6/24/2019
June 2019 Pug Nationals 6/21/2019
Beyoncé:Homecoming For Keeshonds 2 6/18/2019
Bombyx Bash 104 5/26/2019
SColours 303 5/20/2019
Kerry Kollection 70 4/29/2019


Did you know?
The two largest American dog shows after Westminster are the National Dog Show (which is televised on Thanksgiving Day by NBC, usually after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.