Judge Info - Raymond Valdez

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, December 31, 2009
Retirement Announced 2/28/2011

Not very political. 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 Raymond Valdez looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Very High
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat Low
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.  Raymond Valdez has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Emily Nguyen
2 Art Toles
3 Holly Pollok
4 Joey Finch
5 Ros Richart
6 Eric Pennington
7 Parker Hart
8 Ron Boening
9 Jos Harter
10 Tod Brubaker
11 Bre Strayhorn
12 Rachero Fergus
13 Maret Gentile
14 Ben Marro
15 Huntert Dawe
16 Listy Cousar
17 Terri Farnum
18 Bradie DiNapoli
19 Hen Kilburn
20 Erik Mitchell
21 Cliff Irwin
22 Keven Dowdle
23 Aly Dimaggio
24 Chuck Donaldson
25 Stephanie Scott

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
KDH All Breed 88 9/11/2019 Lanakila I Fought The Law
Halcyon Pointer 73 9/4/2019
September 2019 Bloodhound Nationals 9/2/2019
September 2019 Weimaraner Specialty 9/1/2019
August 2019 Ibizan Hound Nationals 8/17/2019
June 2019 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Nationals 6/15/2019
KDH All Breed 49 6/13/2019 Skyhaven MLHC Rock On
Houndsome Beagle Bash XIII 5/30/2019
May 2019 Vizsla Nationals 5/14/2019
KDH All Breed 32 4/27/2019 Lanakila NeverTellMeTheOdds


The Kennel Club (UK) system, which is also used by the Australian National Kennel Council[1] and in other countries, is considered the most difficult to earn a title under.