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
Korthals 94 1/19/2019
Fast Track Pro 10 1/15/2019
Norwich Party No. 12 1/14/2019
January 2019 Whippet 1 1/5/2019
Angels On Parade 1/1/2019 Bryers Nu Metal Act
December Whippet 21 12/30/2018
December 2018 Australian Kelpie Nationals 12/4/2018
December 2018 English Foxhound Nationals 12/1/2018
Autumn Spectacular All Breed Show 11/13/2018 Pendragons Hringhorni
Tell Me about It 10/10/2018 Ballroom Foxtrot King


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.