Judge Info - Jess Ratliff

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, March 31, 2012
Retirement Announced 8/31/2012

Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. 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 Jess Ratliff looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Peren Troy
2 Bill Meyer
3 Jamiel Leavens
4 Jennifer Oneil
5 Nany Painter
6 Greg Alexander
7 Justin Moyer
8 Nathia Barks
9 Pamelan Treadwell
10 Dert Priebe
11 Jony Bewely
12 Alles Vickers
13 Coby Rodriguez
14 Den Towler
15 Antonio Hutchinson
16 Herb Bowe
17 Flozell Tucker
18 Caryn Brumit
19 Ster Stockyard
20 Julie Patton
21 Riely Whalen
22 Deborie Mejorado
23 Matt Moore
24 June Dixon
25 Edna Dixon

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
Bonanza Sheltie Specialty 9/23/2019
September 2019 W.H.W.T. Nationals 9/21/2019
Jidokey All Breed Show 17 9/6/2019 Seasar Hidden Treasure
Halcyon Pointer 71 8/26/2019
KDH All Breed 68 8/3/2019 Seasar Black Jack
BarStar Salute to Tervs 3 7/28/2019
Spirit By Beyoncé For Obedience For All Dogs 7/20/2019
July 2019 Portuguese Water Dog Nationals 7/20/2019
AT 6-4 6/23/2019
PointyHead 293 6/3/2019


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.