Judge Info - Paul Caraway

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, June 05, 2003
Retirement Announced 1/31/2009

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias.


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 Paul Caraway looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back High
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.  Paul Caraway has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
Toy Poodle Parade 196 9/10/2019
Mists of Avalon 4 8/30/2019 BarStar MyLvinYurNevaGonaGetIt
BeezNeez Bulldog Specialty 19 8/27/2019
BROWN SKIN GIRL By Beyoncé For Shetland Sheepdogs 8/10/2019
Ibizans In August 7 8/9/2019
Breacan Summer Show 5 6/28/2019 BarStar Tupelo Honey Dondaig
Foxfire All Breed Show 8 6/26/2019 BarStar Tupelo Honey Dondaig
Golden 117 5/11/2019
SatinSilk 100 4/15/2019 Wynstone Gameboy
April 2019 Standard Poodle Nationals 4/12/2019

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.