Judge Info - Eric Fontenot

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, December 31, 2011
Retirement Announced 7/31/2013

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 Eric Fontenot looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Deborie Mejorado
2 Julie Patton
3 Joandy Classen
4 Antonio Hutchinson
5 Kimberly Carson
6 Jene Moak
7 Dert Priebe
8 Pamelan Treadwell
9 Justin Moyer
10 Stephanie Scott
11 Chuck Donaldson
12 Aly Dimaggio
13 Keven Dowdle
14 Peren Troy
15 Cliff Irwin
16 Bill Meyer
17 Erik Mitchell
18 Hen Kilburn
19 Jamiel Leavens
20 Bradie DiNapoli
21 Jennifer Oneil
22 Nany Painter
23 Terri Farnum
24 Listy Cousar
25 Huntert Dawe

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
Canine Ceilidh 137 10/14/2019 Myatt Magnum
October 2019 Australian Kelpie Nationals 10/4/2019
Kiroja Mini Masters 12 10/4/2019
Keeshonds On Show 2 9/14/2019
MOOD 4 EVA By Beyoncé For Golden Retrievers 8/27/2019
8/15 IG 8/15/2019
July 2019 C.K.C.S. Nationals 7/23/2019
July 2019 Alaskan Klee Kai Nationals 7/19/2019
All Breeds Spectacular 30 7/17/2019 MHs Crusader
July 2019 Chihuahua Nationals 7/10/2019


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.