Judge Info - Maria Braun

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, November 30, 2009
Retirement Announced 8/31/2010

Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. 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 Maria Braun looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Ros Richart
2 Eric Pennington
3 Art Toles
4 Emily Nguyen
5 Holly Pollok
6 Joey Finch
7 Parker Hart
8 Ron Boening
9 Jos Harter
10 Tod Brubaker
11 Bre Strayhorn
12 Rachero Fergus
13 Maret Gentile
14 Ben Marro
15 Huntert Dawe
16 Listy Cousar
17 Terri Farnum
18 Bradie DiNapoli
19 Hen Kilburn
20 Erik Mitchell
21 Cliff Irwin
22 Keven Dowdle
23 Aly Dimaggio
24 Chuck Donaldson
25 Stephanie Scott

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
First Winters Day 12/1/2018 GLXYs Quiet Vengeance
Korthals 77 11/21/2018
Southern Indiana Collie Spec 11.18 11/18/2018
Frenchies Unite 2 11/15/2018
Halcyon BMD Show 11/2/2018
Antipodes Sheltie Show 54 10/30/2018
October 2018 Tibetan Terrier Nationals 10/25/2018
SatinSilk 86 10/16/2018
IT Fall Special 4 10/15/2018
Gymea 176 10/14/2018


Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.