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
Kilhey 72 7/17/2018
Boerboel Special Day 1 7/12/2018
I Found New Land 6/16/2018
Bring Out The Pyrs 18 6/14/2018
Beltane Celebration 64 6/5/2018 Marquetry Phrase Maker
Off With A Bang 1 6/1/2018
Korthals 47 5/25/2018
Middle Of March Collie Show 2018 3/15/2018
Toy Poodle Parade 49 3/10/2018
Golden Extravaganza 204 10/14/2017


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.