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
Glenfield 104 6/10/2019 GLXYs Double Crossed
May 2019 Siberian Husky Nationals 5/16/2019
Spring Whippets 1 5/14/2019
April 2019 Belgian Malinois Nationals 4/18/2019
Nata All Breed 7 4/15/2019 GLXYs Sugar Cookie
March 2019 Tibetan Terrier Nationals 3/25/2019
speedy 136 3/19/2019
Spinone Italiano March 5th 3/5/2019
Golden 56 3/4/2019
Clwyds March 3 All Breed Show 3/3/2019 GLXYs Sweet Sister


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.