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
Tibetan Tribute 1 1/24/2019
PointyHead 234 1/23/2019
January 2019 Norwich Terrier Nationals 1/10/2019
Fast Track Pro 06 1/6/2019
January 2019 Wire Fox Terrier Nationals 1/2/2019
May The Best Dog Win 0101 1/1/2019
Spitz Unite 5 11/20/2018
Antipodes Sheltie Show 56 11/12/2018
Zinga 78 9/16/2018
Hailcore Ready for Summer All Breed 4 9/15/2018 BsK Sign Of Three


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.