Judge Info - Laurence Nielson

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, January 31, 2008
Retirement Announced 12/31/2008

Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. Low level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.

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 Laurence Nielson looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter High
Hindquarter High
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat High
Size/Height Low
Feet Normal

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.  Laurence Nielson has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Emma Moss
2 Kristen Schindewolf
3 Logan Ray
4 John Urick
5 Roby Hawks
6 George Cruce
7 Marisa Feagin
8 All Mederos
9 Stephew Deering
10 Duane Rawley
11 Aarthom Rapier
12 Stew Kellermen
13 Chrise Elleberee
14 Terry Galloway
15 Annee Lino
16 Rogane Tuller
17 Kate Dalton
18 Alejam Zapien
19 Robert Pouk
20 Aimeene Good
21 George Anderson
22 Marc Buchhelt
23 Kennis Greiner
24 Ster Coaxum
25 Clan Melby

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
Thunderroll Skywarn All Breed 4 6/5/2018 Intrinsic Steel Toed Boots
EMD Blast 5/30/2018
PointyHead 134 5/11/2018
SColours 143 5/5/2018
PointyHead 118 4/3/2018
Stargazer Sheltie Show 2 2/16/2018
Hang Fire 112 1/10/2018
Holiday Whippet 4 12/8/2017
Pharaoh Hound October 15 10/15/2017
Anatolian September IV 9/7/2017


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.