Judge Info - Carlos Spann

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, November 30, 2015
Retirement Announced 2/29/2016

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. 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 Carlos Spann looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Katy Murrell
2 Beah McEwen
3 John Rome
4 Jessa McKinnley
5 Norma Young
6 Dan Adams
7 Jay McHaney
8 Jeff Wehlan
9 Willie Cundiff
10 Bob Coke
11 Debbie Merrill
12 Edna Dixon
13 Jean Infante
14 Ster Coaxum
15 Kennis Greiner
16 Marc Buchhelt
17 June Dixon
18 Aimeene Good
19 Matt Moore
20 Robert Pouk
21 Riely Whalen
22 Ster Stockyard
23 Caryn Brumit
24 Flozell Tucker
25 Herb Bowe

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
October 2018 Standard Poodle Nationals 10/12/2018
Bombyx Bash 93 10/3/2018
Aussie Autumn Leaves 10/3/2018
Zeus Specialty August 11 8/11/2018
Ballroom Dance With Me 2 7/18/2018 Seasar Force of Nature
Rossetts June 15 ACS Specialty 6/15/2018
Shaylynnes May Show 5/19/2018 Seasar Gravity Force
May Magic 5/5/2018
Smooth Fox Terrier Specialty May 3rd 5/3/2018
April Fool`s Easter ES Show 4/1/2018


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.