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
August 2019 Flat-Coated Retriever Nationals 8/25/2019
Decoys All Breed 4 8/20/2019 Seasar Freedom
Jester Dogs 158th All Breed Show 8/3/2019 BlaznHot Fatal Move
Toy Poodle Parade 179 6/27/2019
Stealing Home 85 5/23/2019 Dondaig Skyfall
May 2019 Toy Poodle Nationals 5/9/2019
Antipodes Sheltie Show 61 5/7/2019
Canine Ceilidh 125 4/22/2019 Rough Edges Affectionately
Toy Poodle Parade 158 4/19/2019
April 2019 Saluki Nationals 4/1/2019


Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.