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
Blitzstan National 2/5/2019
February 2019 Polish Lowland Sheepdog Nationals 2/2/2019
Mustardville Brat Fest All Breed 25 1/17/2019 Whatthe Skittle
January 2019 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Nationals 1/15/2019
January 2019 A.S.T. Nationals 1/12/2019
December Whippet 13 12/21/2018
speedy 121 11/3/2018
Strikers October 30th All Breed Show 10/30/2018 Kohl Drowning In A Digital Sea
October 2018 Pekingese Nationals 10/22/2018
October 2018 Caucasian Mountain Dog Nationals 10/9/2018


Did you know?
The third obedience title is a UD, or "Utility Dog", which is earned through competition in the Utility obedience class