Judge Info - Richard Wilson

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, February 29, 2016
Retirement Announced 2/28/2017

Not very political. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Richard Wilson looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat High
Size/Height Very Low
Feet Normal

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.  Richard Wilson has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Dianne Carter
2 Abby Stewart
3 Bob Golub
4 Nata Deming
5 Evan Kown
6 Chric Hoover
7 Kristen Gowin
8 Thom Kogut
9 Adrian Campbell
10 Yvette Glover
11 Caraces Rowen
12 Chry Krell
13 Sana Rasnick
14 Scott Ramsey
15 Judy Clarkson
16 Kath Hazlett
17 Aarry Schmit
18 Claire McAllister
19 Mick Sherrer
20 Carolyn Beerer
21 Bart Alderette
22 Chrica Donnellan
23 Mark Jetter
24 Veronica Sheidt
25 Janis Coakley

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
Seasar All Breed 50 7/10/2019 KDH Coal
July 2019 English Cocker Spaniel Nationals 7/5/2019
Border T Party 97 7/2/2019
Keeshonds Down Under 31 6/27/2019
Cairn Ceilidh 24 6/25/2019
Spring Whippets 9 5/22/2019
West Rich 41 5/15/2019
April 2019 A.S.T. Nationals 4/12/2019
Tidbets Tibetan Party 11 4/11/2019
SW Pretty Pups 4/10/2019 KDH South Street


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.