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
October 2019 Schipperke Nationals 10/16/2019
Clwyds Oct 2 All Breed Extravaganza 10/2/2019 Glitter Lost in Paris
September 2019 Sussex Spaniel Nationals 9/27/2019
Beltane Celebration 93 9/19/2019 Shandton2 Spice Girl
Whats Your Name 9/8/2019 Glitter Lost in Paris
Whirlaway Binanza 8/30/2019
PointyHead 309 8/30/2019
August 2019 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 8/7/2019
Golden 131 7/14/2019
Keeshonds Down Under 33 7/9/2019


Did you know?
At least two wins must be a set of three or more points ("majors"), under two different judges; at least one additional win under a third judge is also required.