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
October 2018 Norwegian Buhund Nationals 10/23/2018
Shiba Fun 3 10/4/2018
Romanian Cane Corsi 16 9/16/2018
whippet show 3 9/15/2018
GaylanStudio September 11th All Breed 9/11/2018 Lanakila QuestForPerfection
September 2018 Saluki Nationals 9/1/2018
Nifty Norfolks 27 7/29/2018
Kleenex 7/20 7/20/2018
Glenfield 68 7/6/2018
Glenfield 66 7/3/2018


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.