Judge Info - Keven Ta

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, December 31, 2007
Retirement Announced 7/31/2009

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate 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 Keven Ta looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Martha Woodson
2 Mike Schneider
3 Geor Board
4 Angela Fletcher
5 Sam Tacker
6 Marry Anne Bryant
7 Doug Mavroulis
8 Reberol Pattison
9 David Scott
10 Patrick Sayforth
11 Joey Allen
12 Sylvia Tejeda
13 Ellen Schroeder
14 Rusty Walter
15 Kelly LaFoy
16 Bruce Creel
17 Shael Parramore
18 Jana Mezies
19 Chri Faison
20 Roxanne Leatherwood
21 Joe Kensing
22 Mandy Parcus
23 Billip Soltero
24 Kim Coleman
25 Clan Melby

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
Heavenly Challenge 3 6/11/2018
Scottish Jig 21 6/10/2018
Halcyon Borzoi 23 5/4/2018
Glenfield 46 4/22/2018
Washington Sheltie Show 4/20/2018
Cane Corso Special Show 21 3/21/2018
Porter Porties One 3/15/2018
Wire Fox Terrier Specialty February 25th 2/25/2018
Las Vegas Desert Sun Show 67 2/20/2018
Glittering 69 1/5/2018


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.