Judge Info - Thomas Olson

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, June 30, 2013
Retirement Announced 8/31/2014

Not very political. Low 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 Thomas Olson looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Bill Meyer
2 Peren Troy
3 Jamiel Leavens
4 Jennifer Oneil
5 Nany Painter
6 Greg Alexander
7 Nathia Barks
8 Jony Bewely
9 Justin Moyer
10 Alles Vickers
11 Pamelan Treadwell
12 Coby Rodriguez
13 Den Towler
14 Dert Priebe
15 Herb Bowe
16 Flozell Tucker
17 Caryn Brumit
18 Antonio Hutchinson
19 Ster Stockyard
20 Riely Whalen
21 Julie Patton
22 Matt Moore
23 Deborie Mejorado
24 June Dixon
25 Edna Dixon

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
Mustardville Brat Fest All Breed 17 8/17/2018 GLXYs Golden Eagle
Opportune Moment 62 8/16/2018 Halcyon Xina
August 2018 Affenpinscher Nationals 8/13/2018
Border T Party 83 8/5/2018
Pharaoh Hound July 23rd Specialty 7/23/2018
Zinga 66 7/14/2018
Bombyx Bash 66 6/4/2018
Whos On Top All Breed 2 5/5/2018 NLS Moon Angel
Scottish Jig 4 4/17/2018
SilknT 84 4/7/2018


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.