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
PointyHead 81 12/15/2017
West Coast Lab Show 11/20/2017
Toy Poodle Parade 21 11/1/2017
Toy Poodle Parade 1 8/18/2017
Mr Kister Has Retired Sussex Specialty 8/18/2017
Winning Is Fun 6/20/2017 Rough Edges Sweet Talk
Happy Birthday DG Sheltie Show 5/24/2017
Eastern Dobes 8 5/20/2017
Rough and Tumble V 5/15/2017
Who-ho-hoo Will Win May 5/8/2017


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.