Judge Info - Anthony Lara

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, December 31, 2015

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate 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 Anthony Lara looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 George Anderson
2 Alejam Zapien
3 Kate Dalton
4 Clan Melby
5 Kim Coleman
6 Annee Lino
7 Chrise Elleberee
8 Aarthom Rapier
9 Stephew Deering
10 All Mederos
11 George Cruce
12 Roby Hawks
13 John Urick
14 Kelly LaFoy
15 Logan Ray
16 Rusty Walter
17 Ellen Schroeder
18 Patrick Sayforth
19 Kristen Schindewolf
20 Emma Moss
21 Doug Mavroulis
22 Geor Board
23 Mike Schneider
24 Martha Woodson
25 Marisa Feagin

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
speedy 3 4/27/2017 Aztecs Big Man
April 2017 Saint Bernard Nationals 4/26/2017
Dreisaiah PBGV Specialty 4/25/2017
April 2017 Harrier Nationals 4/24/2017
Halcyon JRT Show 8 4/23/2017
Saucy Akitas 7 4/22/2017
April 2017 Portuguese Water Dog Nationals 4/20/2017
April Ibizan Hound 4 4/19/2017
Collie Club Show One 4/18/2017
An Extra Norfolk Terrier Show 3 4/17/2017


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.