Judge Info - Matthew Phillips
Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Retirement Announced 3/31/2018
Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.
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 Matthew Phillips looks for.
|Top Neck and Back||Low|
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. Matthew Phillips has been known to prefer the following handlers.
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|
|May 2019 American Cocker Spaniel Nationals||5/21/2019|
|Antipodes Sheltie Show 64||5/18/2019|
|April 2019 Anatolian Shepherd Nationals||4/18/2019|
|GaylanStudio 2019-02-26 All Breed Show||2/26/2019||Kilhey Coronet May Queen|
|Strikers February 17th All Breed Show||2/17/2019||Rocky Of Yorks (19)|
|Houndsome Beagle Bash IV||1/24/2019|
|Grays Winter Show 10||1/4/2019||Richard Of Yorks (18)|
|January 2019 Bloodhound Nationals||1/2/2019|
|Aussie Anniversary 20||12/29/2018|