Judge Info - Judy Weaver

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, December 31, 2016
Retirement Announced 2/28/2017

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. 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 Judy Weaver looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jay McHaney
2 Jessa McKinnley
3 John Rome
4 Beah McEwen
5 Katy Murrell
6 Edna Dixon
7 Norma Young
8 Dan Adams
9 June Dixon
10 Matt Moore
11 Jeff Wehlan
12 Willie Cundiff
13 Riely Whalen
14 Bob Coke
15 Ster Stockyard
16 Debbie Merrill
17 Caryn Brumit
18 Flozell Tucker
19 Herb Bowe
20 Jean Infante
21 Den Towler
22 Coby Rodriguez
23 Alles Vickers
24 Ster Coaxum
25 Jony Bewely

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
Hang Fire 129 3/6/2018
SatinSilk 42 2/22/2018
Torino Specialty 2/20/2018
Toy Poodle Parade 41 2/12/2018
Australis Keeshond Specialty 1 2/5/2018
Just kizmet mudi speciality 1/7/2018
Nifty Norfolk Christmas 12/25/2017
Dandy Aussie Special 71 12/3/2017
Idol Worship Show 1 11/15/2017 VB Brienne of Tarth
Newfoundland Specials 5 11/5/2017

Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.