Judge Info - Andrew Nicholson

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016
Retirement Announced 9/30/2017

Not very political. Low level of breed bias.

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 Andrew Nicholson looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Justin Moyer
2 Pamelan Treadwell
3 Dert Priebe
4 Antonio Hutchinson
5 Julie Patton
6 Deborie Mejorado
7 Peren Troy
8 Bill Meyer
9 Jamiel Leavens
10 Jennifer Oneil
11 Nany Painter
12 Joandy Classen
13 Kimberly Carson
14 Jene Moak
15 Greg Alexander
16 Nathia Barks
17 Stephanie Scott
18 Chuck Donaldson
19 Aly Dimaggio
20 Jony Bewely
21 Alles Vickers
22 Coby Rodriguez
23 Den Towler
24 Herb Bowe
25 Flozell Tucker

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 Basenji Specialty 8/30/2019
Dobe Lovers 26 8/25/2019
August 2019 Weimaraner Specialty 8/24/2019
August 2019 Shiba Inu Nationals 8/22/2019
August 2019 Pomeranian Nationals 8/18/2019
BeezNeez Bulldog Specialty 12 8/16/2019
Dog Lovers 7/30/2019 Breslin Gethin
July 2019 Schipperke Nationals 7/16/2019
TBT Fifth Show 6/22/2019
IW 6-3 6/20/2019


Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.