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
AST Spring Equinox 1 3/20/2019
March 2019 Doberman Pinscher Nationals 3/13/2019
March 2019 Toy Poodle Nationals 3/9/2019
For The Love Of Pumis 17 3/5/2019
SilknT 150 2/12/2019 Dondaig Buggatti
Opportune Moment 67 2/11/2019 Dondaig Balocco
February 2019 South African Boerboel Nationals 2/3/2019
Korthals 87 1/2/2019
No More Politics All Breed 12/7/2018 Dondaig Bar O Let
Stealing Home 65 11/8/2018 Dondaig Bar O Let


Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.