Judge Info - Kurt Harvin

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, July 31, 2008
Retirement Announced 1/31/2010

Not very political. 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 Kurt Harvin looks for.

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

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

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
Decoys All Breed 2 8/15/2019 KDH Frosty Paws
August 2019 Boston Terrier Nationals 8/4/2019
ST 7-8 7/8/2019
June 2019 Kerry Blue Terrier Nationals 6/5/2019
KDH All Breed 43 5/28/2019 Rough Edges Heavens Only Star
April 2019 Norwegian Elkhound Nationals 4/27/2019
SColours 292 4/25/2019
Whippet Wonder 10 4/3/2019
April Fool 4/1/2019
March 2019 Portuguese Podengo Nationals 3/24/2019


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.