Judge Info - Anthony Lara

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, December 31, 2015
Retirement Announced 11/30/2017

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
July Whippet Show 5 7/9/2019
June 2019 Clumber Spaniel Nationals 6/22/2019
Nefarious 15 5/17/2019
Beltane Celebration 82 4/23/2019 Ailfryd of Pendragon
Kerry Kollection 68 4/8/2019
Caulfeilds April Fools All Breed Show 4/1/2019 Seasar Rock Star
Willowcreek March 24th All Breed Show 3/24/2019 Seasar Rock Star
March 2019 Standard Schnauzer Nationals 3/17/2019
March 2019 Norwich Terrier Nationals 3/10/2019
March 2019 Chow Chow Nationals 3/10/2019


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.