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.

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 Matthew Phillips looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jene Moak
2 Stephanie Scott
3 Chuck Donaldson
4 Aly Dimaggio
5 Kimberly Carson
6 Joandy Classen
7 Keven Dowdle
8 Cliff Irwin
9 Erik Mitchell
10 Deborie Mejorado
11 Hen Kilburn
12 Julie Patton
13 Bradie DiNapoli
14 Antonio Hutchinson
15 Terri Farnum
16 Dert Priebe
17 Listy Cousar
18 Pamelan Treadwell
19 Huntert Dawe
20 Justin Moyer
21 Ben Marro
22 Maret Gentile
23 Rachero Fergus
24 Bre Strayhorn
25 Peren Troy

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
Circuit Summer Show 2 7/19/2019 Sir Ronald Of Yorks (19)
KDH All Breed 56 7/8/2019 Sir Ronald Of Yorks (19)
IW 6-1 6/18/2019
Iceridge May 25th All Breed Show 5/25/2019 Lady May Of Yorks (19)
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


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.