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
Zinga 78 9/16/2018
Hailcore Ready for Summer All Breed 4 9/15/2018 BsK Sign Of Three
Anatolian NH August XII 8/26/2018
Airdale Terrier Specialty August 20th 8/20/2018
Cheers All Breed 7 8/11/2018
White Fluff 285 8/1/2018
Lisboa 76 6/19/2018
Go Your Own Way Boxer Play Date 5/22/2018
White Fluff 246 5/7/2018
Saluki March 30th Specialty 3/30/2018


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.