Judge Info - Aileen Ley

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, October 31, 2010
Retirement Announced 10/31/2012

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.

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 Aileen Ley looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter High
Hindquarter High
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat High
Size/Height High
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.  Aileen Ley 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 Aly Dimaggio
7 Chuck Donaldson
8 Stephanie Scott
9 Terri Farnum
10 Listy Cousar
11 Jene Moak
12 Huntert Dawe
13 Kimberly Carson
14 Joandy Classen
15 Ben Marro
16 Maret Gentile
17 Rachero Fergus
18 Bre Strayhorn
19 Deborie Mejorado
20 Tod Brubaker
21 Julie Patton
22 Antonio Hutchinson
23 Jos Harter
24 Ron Boening
25 Dert Priebe

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
August 2019 Silky Terrier Nationals 8/19/2019
Whippets In August 7 8/9/2019
July 2019 Field Spaniel Nationals 7/16/2019
Dobe Lovers 12 7/10/2019
KDH All Breed 57 7/9/2019 Glitter Delivered from Taku
July 2019 Bloodhound Nationals 7/2/2019
Silky Terrier 19-3 6/24/2019
Cairn Ceilidh 20 6/14/2019
May 2019 Chesapeake Bay Retriever Nationals 5/4/2019
AST Blizzard Bonanza 3 3/15/2019


The Kennel Club (UK) system, which is also used by the Australian National Kennel Council[1] and in other countries, is considered the most difficult to earn a title under.