Judge Info - Gerry Salazar

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, November 30, 2017
Retirement Announced 2/28/2018

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed. 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 Gerry Salazar looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Nany Painter
2 Jennifer Oneil
3 Jamiel Leavens
4 Greg Alexander
5 Nathia Barks
6 Bill Meyer
7 Peren Troy
8 Jony Bewely
9 Alles Vickers
10 Coby Rodriguez
11 Den Towler
12 Herb Bowe
13 Flozell Tucker
14 Caryn Brumit
15 Ster Stockyard
16 Riely Whalen
17 Matt Moore
18 June Dixon
19 Justin Moyer
20 Pamelan Treadwell
21 Dert Priebe
22 Edna Dixon
23 Antonio Hutchinson
24 Jay McHaney
25 Julie Patton

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
Oct 21 FCR Show 10/21/2018
Strikers October 10th All Breed Show 10/10/2018 Tarren First Date
October 2018 Rat Terrier Nationals 10/3/2018
Berry Best Brittanys 2 9/18/2018
Harsh Beauty 75 9/16/2018 Tarren First Date
SilknT 131 9/7/2018
Gymea 158 8/29/2018
Rossetts Aug 22 All Breed Show 8/22/2018 GLXYs Snowbound
PointyHead 146 6/6/2018
Wicked Whippets1 5/21/2018


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.