Judge Info - Germogen Dominique

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 04, 2005
Retirement Announced 6/30/2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Germogen Dominique looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Patrick Sayforth
2 Ellen Schroeder
3 Rusty Walter
4 Doug Mavroulis
5 Kelly LaFoy
6 Geor Board
7 Mike Schneider
8 Martha Woodson
9 Angela Fletcher
10 Sam Tacker
11 Marry Anne Bryant
12 Kim Coleman
13 Clan Melby
14 George Anderson
15 Reberol Pattison
16 David Scott
17 Joey Allen
18 Sylvia Tejeda
19 Alejam Zapien
20 Kate Dalton
21 Annee Lino
22 Bruce Creel
23 Chrise Elleberee
24 Aarthom Rapier
25 Shael Parramore

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
June 2019 I.R.W.S. Nationals 6/18/2019
Borzoi Days 11 6/17/2019
April 2019 W.H.W.T. Nationals 4/21/2019
April 2019 Argentine Dogo Nationals 4/19/2019
Tidbets Tibetan Party 12 4/12/2019
March Mad Bullies 2 3/27/2019
March 2019 Skye Terrier Nationals 3/15/2019
Alchemy 81 1/24/2019 Lanakila RawDeal
At the Cross All Breed 29 12/18/2018 Lanakila Perfectionist
Glenfield 93 11/25/2018 Lanakila ThForceIsStrngWthThs1


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.