Judge Info - Barbara Hall

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, March 31, 2016
Retirement Announced 6/30/2016

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. 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 Barbara Hall looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jay McHaney
2 Edna Dixon
3 Jessa McKinnley
4 John Rome
5 Beah McEwen
6 Katy Murrell
7 June Dixon
8 Matt Moore
9 Norma Young
10 Riely Whalen
11 Dan Adams
12 Ster Stockyard
13 Caryn Brumit
14 Flozell Tucker
15 Herb Bowe
16 Jeff Wehlan
17 Willie Cundiff
18 Den Towler
19 Bob Coke
20 Coby Rodriguez
21 Alles Vickers
22 Jony Bewely
23 Debbie Merrill
24 Nathia Barks
25 Jean Infante

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
HuntersHill 121 11/8/2018
Kilhey 88 11/5/2018
Halcyon Autumn Show 4 10/22/2018 Arons New York Melody
October 2018 English Setter Nationals 10/19/2018
Halcyon Beau 10/9/2018
Kianya September 29th All Breed Show 9/29/2018 Kohl NowAllTheyBringIsRage
WFT September 10th Secialty 9/10/2018
HuntersHill 105 9/10/2018
Heavenly Let’s Finish Zoi 7/27/2018
Love Continues 2 7/9/2018


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.