Judge Info - Constance Lopez

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, November 30, 2014
Retirement Announced 12/31/2014

Not political at all. Low 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 Constance Lopez looks for.

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

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

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
January 2019 German Spitz Nationals 1/14/2019
January 2019 Sealyham Terrier Nationals 1/7/2019
Puli Party No. Eleven 1/4/2019
AbleBaker 113 11/27/2018 Equity*s Black Tie Affair
Willow Away 2 11/15/2018
Remembrance Day 2018 11/11/2018
Sum of Its Parts 10/25/2018 ESAN Milky Way
GermanPinscher Specialty 10.6 10/6/2018
Willowcreek September 27th All Breed Show 9/27/2018 Equity*s Cruel to You
Indiana Scotties Specialty 9.22 9/22/2018


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.