Judge Info - Kelvin Walton

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 30, 2012
Retirement Announced 7/31/2012

Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.

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 Kelvin Walton looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Bob Golub
2 Dianne Carter
3 Chric Hoover
4 Kristen Gowin
5 Abby Stewart
6 Adrian Campbell
7 Nata Deming
8 Evan Kown
9 Chry Krell
10 Judy Clarkson
11 Kath Hazlett
12 Thom Kogut
13 Yvette Glover
14 Aarry Schmit
15 Caraces Rowen
16 Carolyn Beerer
17 Sana Rasnick
18 Scott Ramsey
19 Bart Alderette
20 Mark Jetter
21 Veronica Sheidt
22 Claire McAllister
23 Mick Sherrer
24 Chrica Donnellan
25 Valera Ortiz

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
December 11th ES Show 12/11/2018
Artesia December 3rd All Breed Show 12/3/2018 KDH Stepin Out
November 2018 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 11/7/2018
Alchemee Mix It Up 1 10/30/2018
October 2018 Newfoundland Nationals 10/18/2018
Fall In the Air 2 9/12/2018
SilknT 132 9/8/2018
Golden 16 9/6/2018
September Ibizan Fun 2 9/2/2018
Golden 7 8/27/2018


Did you know?
The second obedience title is a CDX, or "Companion Dog Excellent", which is earned through competition in the Open obedience class.