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
Toy Poodle Parade 168 5/17/2019
May 2019 Bergamasco Nationals 5/8/2019
May 2019 Australian Kelpie Nationals 5/4/2019
Steinhaus Spring Show 7 4/28/2019 Breslin Lamoro
Antipodes Sheltie Show 59 4/25/2019
PointyHead 249 2/16/2019
Wyndhaven January 17th All Breed Show 1/17/2019 Woodwinds Ouiji
Stonehill December 6th All Breed Show 12/6/2018 Breslin Jacoby
Pharaoh Hound December 1st Specialty 12/1/2018
Mustardville Brat Fest All Breed 23 11/17/2018 Breslin Elisaveta


Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.