Judge Info - Gary Rivera

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Retirement Announced 6/30/2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Moderate 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 Gary Rivera looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Reberol Pattison
2 David Scott
3 Marry Anne Bryant
4 Joey Allen
5 Sylvia Tejeda
6 Sam Tacker
7 Angela Fletcher
8 Martha Woodson
9 Bruce Creel
10 Mike Schneider
11 Geor Board
12 Shael Parramore
13 Jana Mezies
14 Chri Faison
15 Doug Mavroulis
16 Roxanne Leatherwood
17 Joe Kensing
18 Mandy Parcus
19 Billip Soltero
20 Patrick Sayforth
21 Pamarba Lhoam
22 Ellen Schroeder
23 Nicole Hunger
24 Rusty Walter
25 Giulice Lipton

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
Why He Did It 5/19/2018 BarStar Lil Black Teddy
May Frolic I 5/16/2018
Eyanril Kooikerhondje Show 2 5/16/2018
Grey Ghost 182 5/15/2018
April 5th Samoyed Show 4/5/2018
White Fluff 224 3/22/2018
March 10th WFT Show 3/10/2018
MidSummer Cattle Dog Show 2/27/2018
Wire Fox Terrier Specialty February 19th 2/19/2018
Wire Fox Terrier Specialty February 6th 2/6/2018


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.