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
RAT TERRIER SPECIALTY IX 9/14/2019
Tammo Take Me Home 9/13/2019
Keeshond Show 14 9/7/2019
September 2019 Pembroke Welsh Corgi Nationals 9/5/2019
Canine Ceilidh 133 8/15/2019 Emily*s Chocolate Explosion
ESAN Cane Corso Cup 8 8/8/2019
TT Time 3 7/23/2019
Whippet July Show 2 7/21/2019
Park Avenue Memorial Specialty 7/17/2019
TNT 144th All Breed Show 7/6/2019 Seasar Night Song


Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.