Judge Info - Herb Hagge

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 07, 2003
Retirement Announced 9/30/2010

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Moderate level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen. 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 Herb Hagge looks for.

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

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.  Herb Hagge has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Lucinda Hunter
2 Bremy Scheffer
3 Terrance Stuttsman
4 Janis Lopez
5 Elaine Stinson
6 Kelly Glenn
7 Brian Coke
8 Hun Sargeant
9 Valera Ortiz
10 Veronica Sheidt
11 Mark Jetter
12 Bart Alderette
13 Carolyn Beerer
14 Aarry Schmit
15 Kath Hazlett
16 Judy Clarkson
17 Chry Krell
18 Adrian Campbell
19 Kristen Gowin
20 Chric Hoover
21 Bob Golub
22 Dianne Carter
23 Abby Stewart
24 Nata Deming
25 Evan Kown

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
August 2019 Kooikerhondje Nationals 8/26/2019
Nefarious 38 8/24/2019
August 2019 Standard Schnauzer Nationals 8/17/2019
SilknT 163 7/5/2019
June 2019 Lhasa Apso Nationals 6/24/2019
Fall Leaves 86 6/21/2019 KDH Ice Glitter
Grays Spring Show 12 6/11/2019 KDH Ice Cream
June Whippet Show 4 6/10/2019
June 2019 German Pinscher Nationals 6/4/2019
Bombyx Bash 110 6/2/2019


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.