Judge Info - Herbert Lawson

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Retirement Announced 11/30/2011

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling 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 Herbert Lawson looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back High
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.  Herbert Lawson has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Erik Mitchell
2 Hen Kilburn
3 Cliff Irwin
4 Keven Dowdle
5 Bradie DiNapoli
6 Terri Farnum
7 Listy Cousar
8 Huntert Dawe
9 Aly Dimaggio
10 Chuck Donaldson
11 Stephanie Scott
12 Ben Marro
13 Maret Gentile
14 Jene Moak
15 Rachero Fergus
16 Kimberly Carson
17 Bre Strayhorn
18 Joandy Classen
19 Tod Brubaker
20 Jos Harter
21 Ron Boening
22 Parker Hart
23 Joey Finch
24 Holly Pollok
25 Deborie Mejorado

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 2018 Showdog.com World Cup 8/31/2018 BarStar Othello
Cwtch All Breed 8/24/2018 BarStar Othello
Harsh Beauty 71 8/14/2018 Dondaig Karry K
Frijsland 53 8/8/2018 Oak Knoll Abounding Chaos
Kleenex BC 7/22 7/22/2018
White Birch Staffie Show 4 6/24/2018
HuntersHill 73 6/21/2018
Spotted Invasion 1 6/10/2018
Do it for the Brits 56 5/25/2018
Lisboa 73 5/16/2018


Did you know?
The second obedience title is a CDX, or "Companion Dog Excellent", which is earned through competition in the Open obedience class.