Judge Info - Maria Mitchell

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Retirement Announced 7/31/2011

Not political at all. 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 Mitchell looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jennifer Oneil
2 Jamiel Leavens
3 Nany Painter
4 Bill Meyer
5 Peren Troy
6 Greg Alexander
7 Nathia Barks
8 Jony Bewely
9 Alles Vickers
10 Coby Rodriguez
11 Den Towler
12 Herb Bowe
13 Flozell Tucker
14 Caryn Brumit
15 Ster Stockyard
16 Riely Whalen
17 Justin Moyer
18 Pamelan Treadwell
19 Dert Priebe
20 Matt Moore
21 June Dixon
22 Antonio Hutchinson
23 Julie Patton
24 Edna Dixon
25 Deborie Mejorado

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
PointyHead 246 2/13/2019
January 2019 Great Pyrenees Nationals 1/12/2019
Strikers December 3rd All Breed Show 2018 12/3/2018 Breslin Jacoby
Kerry Kollection 54 11/18/2018
November 2018 Schipperke Nationals 11/16/2018
November 2018 Bergamasco Nationals 11/8/2018
Southern Indiana GBGV Specialty 10.18 10/18/2018
October 2018 Leonberger Nationals 10/11/2018
Iceridge September 29th All Breed Show 9/29/2018 Halcyon Sirocco
GaylanStudio September 10th All Breed 9/10/2018 JD Luke Skywalker


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.