Judge Info - Maria Hopkins

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016
Retirement Announced 3/31/2017

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 Maria Hopkins looks for.

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

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 Hopkins has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Deborie Mejorado
2 Julie Patton
3 Antonio Hutchinson
4 Dert Priebe
5 Pamelan Treadwell
6 Justin Moyer
7 Joandy Classen
8 Kimberly Carson
9 Jene Moak
10 Stephanie Scott
11 Chuck Donaldson
12 Aly Dimaggio
13 Peren Troy
14 Bill Meyer
15 Jamiel Leavens
16 Jennifer Oneil
17 Keven Dowdle
18 Cliff Irwin
19 Nany Painter
20 Erik Mitchell
21 Hen Kilburn
22 Bradie DiNapoli
23 Greg Alexander
24 Terri Farnum
25 Nathia Barks

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
Anatolian November V 11/8/2018
Kavkaz Show Off 6 11/3/2018
Halcyon Bichon Show 11/2/2018
The Great Pumpkin 10/28/2018
SColours 221 10/1/2018
Cwtch Springer Party 10/1/2018
Rivertown Crawdad Fest All Breed 10 8/4/2018 KDH Fire Fox
GaylanStudio July 18th All Breed 7/18/2018 KDH Fire Fox
Flag Day Birthday 6/14/2018
Highland Games 86 6/6/2018 Rough Edges Slow Down Easy


Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.