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.

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 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
*WS* Sled Dog Showcase-May 2019 5/22/2019
Clwyds May 10 All Breed Show 5/10/2019 Seiriol 5000 Miles
Corgo 2 4/29/2019
Happy Hour 14 4/28/2019
AbleBaker 124 4/25/2019 Arienas Rocking Roan
Halcyon Greyhound 23 4/21/2019
April 2019 Silky Terrier Nationals 4/19/2019
April 19th Collie Show 4/19/2019
March 2019 Borzoi Nationals 3/26/2019
Whippet Wonder 1 3/23/2019


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.