Judge Info - Joseph Flanagan

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, January 31, 2013
Retirement Announced 2/28/2013

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Joseph Flanagan looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Nata Deming
2 Evan Kown
3 Abby Stewart
4 Thom Kogut
5 Dianne Carter
6 Yvette Glover
7 Caraces Rowen
8 Sana Rasnick
9 Scott Ramsey
10 Claire McAllister
11 Mick Sherrer
12 Bob Golub
13 Chrica Donnellan
14 Chric Hoover
15 Kristen Gowin
16 Adrian Campbell
17 Janis Coakley
18 Chry Krell
19 Giulice Lipton
20 Judy Clarkson
21 Kath Hazlett
22 Nicole Hunger
23 Pamarba Lhoam
24 Aarry Schmit
25 Carolyn Beerer

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
Middle Of March Collie Show 2018 3/15/2018
Toy Poodle Parade 49 3/10/2018
Golden Extravaganza 204 10/14/2017
Swissies Show Off 41 8/3/2017
Hang Fire 42 7/13/2017
Hang Fire 28 5/5/2017
Whippet Frenzy 1 10/8/2016
March 2013 Mudi Nationals 3/25/2013
March 2013 Australian Shepherd Nationals 3/23/2013
March 2013 Beauceron Nationals 3/18/2013


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.