Judge Info - Kerrie Orval

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 04, 2005
Retirement Announced 10/31/2007

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Low level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Kerrie Orval looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Very High
Coat High
Size/Height Low
Feet Normal

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.  Kerrie Orval has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Keven Dowdle
2 Aly Dimaggio
3 Chuck Donaldson
4 Stephanie Scott
5 Cliff Irwin
6 Erik Mitchell
7 Hen Kilburn
8 Jene Moak
9 Bradie DiNapoli
10 Kimberly Carson
11 Joandy Classen
12 Terri Farnum
13 Listy Cousar
14 Huntert Dawe
15 Ben Marro
16 Deborie Mejorado
17 Maret Gentile
18 Julie Patton
19 Rachero Fergus
20 Bre Strayhorn
21 Antonio Hutchinson
22 Tod Brubaker
23 Dert Priebe
24 Pamelan Treadwell
25 Justin Moyer

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
November 2018 Brussels Griffon Nationals 11/13/2018
November 2018 Papillon Nationals 11/11/2018
GaylanStudio September 25th All Breed 9/25/2018 GLXYs Pot O Gold
September 2018 Gordon Setter Nationals 9/21/2018
Sweetbrier Summer Show 23 9/3/2018 ESAN Gigabyte
Halcyon Pointer 33 8/21/2018
Sukai debut 8/5/2018 GLXYs Fly Away
The Siblings Retirement Series 3 6/12/2018
Pharaoh Hound April 12th Specialty 4/12/2018
SilknT 80 3/28/2018


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.