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
Airdale Terrier September 9th Special 9/9/2018
PointyHead 175 8/2/2018
Wire Fox Terrier Specialty July 24th 7/24/2018
Angus Summer is here 6/21/2018 Arienas Hot Toddy
May Wolfhound Specialty 2 5/16/2018
Hang Fire 141 4/9/2018
HuntersHill 55 3/9/2018
Antipodes Sheltie Show 14 2/20/2018
PointyHead 74 11/21/2017
Samoyeds Down Under 21 11/19/2017


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.