Judge Info - Alexander Crossland

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, January 31, 2015
Retirement Announced 1/31/2017

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

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Low
Gait High
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Low
Size/Height 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.  Alexander Crossland 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 Huntert Dawe
12 Jene Moak
13 Kimberly Carson
14 Joandy Classen
15 Ben Marro
16 Maret Gentile
17 Rachero Fergus
18 Bre Strayhorn
19 Tod Brubaker
20 Deborie Mejorado
21 Julie Patton
22 Jos Harter
23 Ron Boening
24 Antonio Hutchinson
25 Parker Hart

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
December 2017 Dalmatian Nationals 12/15/2017
December 2017 Labrador Retriever Nationals 12/13/2017
December 2017 Australian Terrier Nationals 12/11/2017
December 2017 Glen of Imaal Terrier Nationals 12/10/2017
Baileys Toy Poodle 1 11/19/2017
Creating Chaos Azawakh Specialty 11/10/2017
Border T Party 52 10/10/2017
Bullie To You 8/18/2017
February 2017 Tibetan Terrier Nationals 2/25/2017
February 2017 C.K.C.S. Nationals 2/23/2017


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.