Judge Info - Earl Feinstein

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Retirement Announced 2/29/2012

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. 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 Earl Feinstein looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Low
Gait High
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Low
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.  Earl Feinstein has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
August 2019 Jack Russell Terrier Nationals 8/3/2019
Whippet July Show 7 7/27/2019
Rivacres Summer Show 7/25/2019 KDH Bumble Bee
7/21 IG 7/21/2019
KDH All Breed 64 7/20/2019 KDH Jumping Jack
Cairn Ceilidh 22 6/20/2019
TNT 142nd All Breed Show 6/15/2019 KDH Street Jammer
June 2019 W.P.G. Nationals 6/15/2019
Clwyds June 17 All Breed Show 6/7/2019 KDH Street Jammer
June 2019 Saluki Nationals 6/1/2019


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.