Judge Info - Paul Dougherty

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 07, 2009
Retirement Announced 10/31/2009

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Low 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 Dougherty looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Rogane Tuller
2 Terry Galloway
3 Robert Pouk
4 Stew Kellermen
5 Aimeene Good
6 Duane Rawley
7 Marisa Feagin
8 Marc Buchhelt
9 Kennis Greiner
10 Ster Coaxum
11 Jean Infante
12 Debbie Merrill
13 Bob Coke
14 Willie Cundiff
15 Jeff Wehlan
16 Emma Moss
17 Kristen Schindewolf
18 Dan Adams
19 Norma Young
20 Logan Ray
21 Katy Murrell
22 John Urick
23 Beah McEwen
24 John Rome
25 Jessa McKinnley

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
Clwyds July 8 ACS Specialty 7/8/2019
GaylanStudio 2019-06-02 All Breed Show 6/2/2019 GLXYs Bonnie Parker
Toy Poodle Parade 161 4/29/2019
April 2019 Schipperke Nationals 4/16/2019
Fun and Sun 2 4/7/2019
March 2019 Ibizan Hound Nationals 3/17/2019
Do it for the Brits 100 2/5/2019
Southwest 52 1/23/2019 GLXYs Gone Girl
Goodbye all 5 1/10/2019 GLXYs Perfect Teacher
Seasar All Breed 10 1/1/2019 ESAN Royal Witch

Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.