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
Kianya March 23rd All Breed Show 3/23/2019 JD Rhythm of the Rain
Afghan Affair 1 3/14/2019
Dancing to the Shows lllll 3/3/2019
TNT 132nd All Breed Show 3/1/2019 JD Tia
Tidbets Tibetan Specialty 6 2/27/2019
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


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.