Judge Info - Brian Oatman

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 07, 2003
Retirement Announced 1/31/2009

Not very political. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Brian Oatman looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Low
Size/Height Low
Feet Low

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.  Brian Oatman has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Huntert Dawe
2 Listy Cousar
3 Terri Farnum
4 Bradie DiNapoli
5 Ben Marro
6 Hen Kilburn
7 Maret Gentile
8 Erik Mitchell
9 Cliff Irwin
10 Rachero Fergus
11 Keven Dowdle
12 Bre Strayhorn
13 Tod Brubaker
14 Jos Harter
15 Ron Boening
16 Parker Hart
17 Joey Finch
18 Aly Dimaggio
19 Holly Pollok
20 Chuck Donaldson
21 Stephanie Scott
22 Emily Nguyen
23 Jene Moak
24 Art Toles
25 Kimberly Carson

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
June 2019 Irish Water Spaniel Nationals 6/11/2019
Tidbets Tibetan Party 24 5/7/2019
Nata All Breed 3 4/9/2019 Kui Aciclovir
Texas Independence All Breed 3/2/2019 Sweetbrier Cashmere
Estrela Mountain Dog Show 3 2/9/2019
Pie in The Sky R 2/6/2019
Goodbye all 8 1/11/2019 LilGyp I Prefer Diamonds
ASTs Kickoff to Christmas 12/7/2018
In Memory of Viktor 11/14/2018
October 2018 Scottish Deerhound Nationals 10/16/2018


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.