Judge Info - Charles Britton

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, August 31, 2015
Retirement Announced 12/31/2016

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not political at all. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Charles Britton looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Very 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.  Charles Britton has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Kelly Glenn
2 Elaine Stinson
3 Janis Lopez
4 Brian Coke
5 Terrance Stuttsman
6 Bremy Scheffer
7 Hun Sargeant
8 Valera Ortiz
9 Lucinda Hunter
10 Veronica Sheidt
11 Mark Jetter
12 Bart Alderette
13 Carolyn Beerer
14 Aarry Schmit
15 Kath Hazlett
16 Judy Clarkson
17 Chry Krell
18 Adrian Campbell
19 Kristen Gowin
20 Chric Hoover
21 Bob Golub
22 Dianne Carter
23 Abby Stewart
24 Nata Deming
25 Evan Kown

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
WFT November 5th Secialty 11/5/2018
In Memory of Jessie All Breed 17 10/25/2018 Dukes Glo
speedy 119 10/16/2018
October 2018 Smooth Fox Terrier Nationals 10/6/2018
Clay Creek BC Bash 2 10/2/2018
September Ibizan Fun 4 9/4/2018
PointyHead 176 8/7/2018
HuntersHill 92 8/7/2018
All Breeds Spectacular 5 8/5/2018 Halcyon Brunhilda
Home Again AB 7/24/2018 Right of Kings at IronGate


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.