Judge Info - Elizabeth Looney

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, February 28, 2011
Retirement Announced 2/28/2013

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Not very political. Relatively high 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 Elizabeth Looney looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jos Harter
2 Ron Boening
3 Tod Brubaker
4 Parker Hart
5 Joey Finch
6 Holly Pollok
7 Bre Strayhorn
8 Rachero Fergus
9 Emily Nguyen
10 Art Toles
11 Maret Gentile
12 Ros Richart
13 Ben Marro
14 Eric Pennington
15 Huntert Dawe
16 Listy Cousar
17 Terri Farnum
18 Bradie DiNapoli
19 Hen Kilburn
20 Erik Mitchell
21 Cliff Irwin
22 Keven Dowdle
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
PointyHead 305 7/10/2019
Maltese 7-10 7/10/2019
Pyrenean Shepherd Lovers 1 6/23/2019
Brussels Bounce 50 6/18/2019
June 2019 Bernese Mountain Dog Nationals 6/5/2019
GoldRivers All Breed Extravaganza 5/27/2019 Ballroom Candace
May 2019 Pug Nationals 5/21/2019
Rossetts May 20 All Breed Show 5/20/2019 BarStar Sword of Pendragon
May 2019 Samoyed Nationals 5/20/2019
May 1 IG Specialty Show 5/1/2019


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.