Judge Info - Brandon Gagnon

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Retirement Announced 10/31/2017

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. 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 Brandon Gagnon looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Riely Whalen
2 Ster Stockyard
3 Matt Moore
4 Caryn Brumit
5 Flozell Tucker
6 Herb Bowe
7 June Dixon
8 Den Towler
9 Coby Rodriguez
10 Alles Vickers
11 Jony Bewely
12 Nathia Barks
13 Greg Alexander
14 Edna Dixon
15 Jay McHaney
16 Nany Painter
17 Jennifer Oneil
18 Jessa McKinnley
19 John Rome
20 Beah McEwen
21 Katy Murrell
22 Jamiel Leavens
23 Bill Meyer
24 Peren Troy
25 Norma Young

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
SatinSilk 95 1/15/2019 Andy*s Seek N Yee Shall Find
Gymea 202 1/8/2019
Jester Dogs 136th All Breed Show 12/29/2018 Seasar Captivating
December Whippet 16 12/24/2018
Iceridge December 7th All Breed Show 12/7/2018 ESAN Keep Going
Portie Party 9 12/3/2018
Italian Cane Corso Show 16 11/16/2018
Antipodes Sheltie Show 55 11/8/2018
October 2018 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 10/7/2018
speedy 114 9/27/2018


The Kennel Club (UK) system, which is also used by the Australian National Kennel Council[1] and in other countries, is considered the most difficult to earn a title under.