Judge Info - Frank Gonzalez

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 07, 2009
Retirement Announced 2/29/2012

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low level of breed bias.


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 Frank Gonzalez looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Very High
Hindquarter High
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Low
Size/Height Low
Feet Normal

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.  Frank Gonzalez has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jean Infante
2 Debbie Merrill
3 Bob Coke
4 Ster Coaxum
5 Willie Cundiff
6 Kennis Greiner
7 Marc Buchhelt
8 Jeff Wehlan
9 Aimeene Good
10 Dan Adams
11 Robert Pouk
12 Norma Young
13 Rogane Tuller
14 Terry Galloway
15 Katy Murrell
16 Beah McEwen
17 John Rome
18 Jessa McKinnley
19 Stew Kellermen
20 Duane Rawley
21 Marisa Feagin
22 Jay McHaney
23 Edna Dixon
24 Emma Moss
25 Kristen Schindewolf

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
Whippet Wonder 1 3/23/2019
Kavkaz Way To Go 5 3/15/2019
February 2019 Bichon Frise Nationals 2/24/2019
If Specialty z 2/23/2019
Valentines be mine 2/8/2019 BH Rest 4 The Weary
Clwyds Jan 24th All Breed Show 1/24/2019 Flarora Talking Head TwoRivers
GaylanStudio 2019-01-21 All Breed Show 1/21/2019 Seiriol Time To Dance
West Rich 12 1/1/2019
Cheers All Breed 15 12/25/2018
Rossetts Dec 21 All Breed Show 12/21/2018 Arienas Rock N Roll

Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.