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
October 2019 American Eskimo Dog Nationals 10/5/2019
Ibizan October 5 10/5/2019
Kiroja Mini Masters 8 9/28/2019
HunterHill 178 9/24/2019 Matts Spotted Gum
September 2019 S.B.T. Nationals 9/7/2019
Korthals 111 8/19/2019 Andy*s Keeping Up Appearances
Breacan Summer Show 6 7/23/2019 Andy*s Good Idea
Under the Southern Cross 6 7/13/2019 Andy*s Good Idea
July Whippet Show 7 7/11/2019
July Whippet Show 1 7/5/2019


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.