Judge Info - Graeme Vance

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, June 05, 2005
Retirement Announced 6/30/2012

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. 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 Graeme Vance looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Low
Size/Height Very High
Feet High

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.  Graeme Vance has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Roxanne Leatherwood
2 Joe Kensing
3 Chri Faison
4 Jana Mezies
5 Mandy Parcus
6 Billip Soltero
7 Shael Parramore
8 Pamarba Lhoam
9 Bruce Creel
10 Nicole Hunger
11 Giulice Lipton
12 Janis Coakley
13 Sylvia Tejeda
14 Joey Allen
15 David Scott
16 Chrica Donnellan
17 Reberol Pattison
18 Mick Sherrer
19 Claire McAllister
20 Marry Anne Bryant
21 Sam Tacker
22 Angela Fletcher
23 Scott Ramsey
24 Sana Rasnick
25 Caraces Rowen

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
TNT 119th All Breed Show 10/11/2018 Kianya Thunderstruck
October 2018 Tibetan Mastiff Nationals 10/9/2018
ES 2 9/21/2018
GaylanStudio September 13th All Breed 9/13/2018 Kianya Thunderstruck
Cane Corso Summer Show 8/17/2018
Airdale Terrier Specialty August 2nd 8/2/2018
Wyndhaven July 4th All Breed Show 7/4/2018 HR Schooner Sam
Bring Out Your Kerrys 14 6/6/2018
Hold On Tight All Breed 6/2/2018 Shaylynnes I Can Do Anything
Need Some TLC All Breed 4 5/26/2018 HWK Woodland Fox


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.