Judge Info - Travis Hunter

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Retirement Announced 11/30/2007

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not very political. Moderate 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 Travis Hunter looks for.

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

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

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
PointyHead 288 5/20/2019
Willows Whippet Show 18 4/13/2019
German Spitz Club 38 3/27/2019
Nefarious 10 2/27/2019
Field Spaniel Show Off 3 2/15/2019
Kilhey 103 2/4/2019
January 2019 German Pinscher Nationals 1/4/2019
January 2019 Rat Terrier Nationals 1/3/2019
December 2018 Shetland Sheepdog Nationals 12/4/2018
November 2018 Dachshund Nationals 11/9/2018


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.