Judge Info - Robert Conway

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Retirement Announced 4/30/2018

Not political at all. 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 Robert Conway looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jay McHaney
2 Edna Dixon
3 Jessa McKinnley
4 John Rome
5 Beah McEwen
6 Katy Murrell
7 Norma Young
8 June Dixon
9 Matt Moore
10 Dan Adams
11 Riely Whalen
12 Jeff Wehlan
13 Ster Stockyard
14 Willie Cundiff
15 Caryn Brumit
16 Bob Coke
17 Flozell Tucker
18 Herb Bowe
19 Debbie Merrill
20 Den Towler
21 Coby Rodriguez
22 Alles Vickers
23 Jean Infante
24 Jony Bewely
25 Nathia Barks

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
May 2018 Bearded Collie Nationals 5/20/2018
May 2018 Puli Nationals 5/19/2018
May 2018 Newfoundland Nationals 5/18/2018
May 2018 Miniature Schnauzer Nationals 5/17/2018
Czardas 47 5/16/2018 ESAN Royal Dandy
Clwyds Mid May All Breed Show 5/15/2018 ESAN Royal Elizabeth
May 2018 Estrela Mountain Dog Nationals 5/14/2018
Glittering 100 5/13/2018
May 2018 Canaan Dog Nationals 5/12/2018
Dream Team Spring Show 2 5/11/2018 DenKees Viscount Sutherland


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.