Judge Info - Thomas Moore

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, January 31, 2011
Retirement Announced 10/31/2013

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Doesn't show a breed bias at all. 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 Thomas Moore looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Keven Dowdle
2 Cliff Irwin
3 Erik Mitchell
4 Hen Kilburn
5 Bradie DiNapoli
6 Terri Farnum
7 Listy Cousar
8 Huntert Dawe
9 Aly Dimaggio
10 Chuck Donaldson
11 Stephanie Scott
12 Jene Moak
13 Kimberly Carson
14 Ben Marro
15 Joandy Classen
16 Maret Gentile
17 Rachero Fergus
18 Bre Strayhorn
19 Tod Brubaker
20 Jos Harter
21 Deborie Mejorado
22 Ron Boening
23 Julie Patton
24 Parker Hart
25 Joey Finch

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
Canine Ceilidh 120 10/16/2018 Seasar Flaming Star
ES 6 9/29/2018
White Birch Staffie Show 15 9/3/2018
BadDog Basenji Bash VI 8/30/2018
Scottish Jig 37 7/3/2018
Foxhaber All Breed 2 6/22/2018 Seasar Star Struck
Dobie Doings 05 6/9/2018
Bring Out The Pyrs 7 6/2/2018
Blues Chessie Special 1 6/1/2018
May Frolic III 5/25/2018


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.