Judge Info - Andy Astor

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, June 05, 2005
Retirement Announced 7/31/2008

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. 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 Andy Astor looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Patrick Sayforth
2 Ellen Schroeder
3 Rusty Walter
4 Doug Mavroulis
5 Kelly LaFoy
6 Geor Board
7 Mike Schneider
8 Martha Woodson
9 Angela Fletcher
10 Sam Tacker
11 Marry Anne Bryant
12 Kim Coleman
13 Clan Melby
14 George Anderson
15 Reberol Pattison
16 David Scott
17 Joey Allen
18 Sylvia Tejeda
19 Alejam Zapien
20 Kate Dalton
21 Annee Lino
22 Bruce Creel
23 Chrise Elleberee
24 Aarthom Rapier
25 Shael Parramore

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
September 2018 Kuvasz Nationals 9/22/2018
Clwyds Sept 14 All Breed Show 9/14/2018 GLXYs Knight and Day
Summerwind September 1st All Breed Show 9/1/2018 GLXYs Knight and Day
Do it for the Brits 76 8/30/2018
Gymea 157 8/28/2018
TriStar July 12th All Breed Show 7/12/2018 ESAN Star Rain
Pointyhead 161 7/10/2018
Italian greyhound summer 2 6/28/2018
SColours 155 6/3/2018
Halcyon Borzoi 33 5/30/2018


Did you know?
The first obedience title is a CD, or "Companion Dog", which is earned through competition in the Novice obedience class.