Judge Info - Gary Thompson

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, April 30, 2009
Retirement Announced 6/30/2010

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Thompson looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Aarthom Rapier
2 Chrise Elleberee
3 Annee Lino
4 Stephew Deering
5 All Mederos
6 George Cruce
7 Roby Hawks
8 Kate Dalton
9 Alejam Zapien
10 John Urick
11 Logan Ray
12 George Anderson
13 Clan Melby
14 Kristen Schindewolf
15 Emma Moss
16 Kim Coleman
17 Kelly LaFoy
18 Marisa Feagin
19 Rusty Walter
20 Duane Rawley
21 Ellen Schroeder
22 Stew Kellermen
23 Patrick Sayforth
24 Terry Galloway
25 Rogane Tuller

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
All Breeds Talk Of The Town 9/6/2019 Lisra Rhinestone Cowboy
August 2019 American Cocker Spaniel Nationals 8/21/2019
Border T Party 107 8/20/2019
August 2019 Dachshund Nationals 8/9/2019
August 2019 Miniature Pinscher Nationals 8/2/2019
KIlhey 129 7/29/2019
Spirit By Beyoncé For Samoyeds 7/19/2019
The Saints 6/8/2019
Zinga 91 5/20/2019 Seasar Night Force
PYOC May 1 5/1/2019


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.