Judge Info - Gregg Merrill

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 07, 2003
Retirement Announced 11/30/2007

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias.


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 Gregg Merrill looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Martha Woodson
2 Angela Fletcher
3 Mike Schneider
4 Geor Board
5 Sam Tacker
6 Marry Anne Bryant
7 Doug Mavroulis
8 Reberol Pattison
9 David Scott
10 Joey Allen
11 Sylvia Tejeda
12 Patrick Sayforth
13 Ellen Schroeder
14 Rusty Walter
15 Bruce Creel
16 Kelly LaFoy
17 Shael Parramore
18 Jana Mezies
19 Chri Faison
20 Roxanne Leatherwood
21 Joe Kensing
22 Mandy Parcus
23 Billip Soltero
24 Kim Coleman
25 Pamarba Lhoam

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 Bouvier des Flandres Nationals 6/6/2019
Willowcreek May 28th All Breed Show 5/28/2019 Picardy Leonard
Jester Dogs 149th All Breed Show 5/10/2019 Gypsy Lass At Achill
Dance Off 2a 4/21/2019
Crush All Breed 137 4/12/2019 Just Once at Pond`s
For The Love Of Pumis 27 3/21/2019
Hollow Oak Extravaganza 2 3/15/2019 Halcyon Eyes Higher
Golden 60 3/8/2019
February 2019 American Eskimo Dog Nationals 2/5/2019
Glittering 111 12/27/2018

Did you know?
In multi-breed and all-breed shows, the winners of all breeds within the kennel club's breed Groups then compete for Group placements.