Judge Info - Lean Hoeffner

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, June 01, 2003
Retirement Announced 6/30/2008

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low level of breed bias.

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 Lean Hoeffner looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Rogane Tuller
2 Terry Galloway
3 Stew Kellermen
4 Robert Pouk
5 Duane Rawley
6 Aimeene Good
7 Marisa Feagin
8 Marc Buchhelt
9 Kennis Greiner
10 Ster Coaxum
11 Jean Infante
12 Debbie Merrill
13 Bob Coke
14 Willie Cundiff
15 Jeff Wehlan
16 Emma Moss
17 Kristen Schindewolf
18 Dan Adams
19 Logan Ray
20 Norma Young
21 John Urick
22 Katy Murrell
23 Beah McEwen
24 John Rome
25 Roby Hawks

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
October 2018 Bernese Mountain Dog Nationals 10/5/2018
The Bassett Classic 1.0 9/9/2018
Kleenex 8/6 8/6/2018
Scottish Jig 38 7/4/2018
Bring Out The Pyrs 23 6/19/2018
Calling All Kerrys 19 6/17/2018
White Fluff 242 4/29/2018
Kingfisher Casting Stones 2 4/15/2018 New Hopes Midnight Dream
By The Sea Collie Show 4/12/2018
Pharaoh Hound March 18th Specialty 3/18/2018


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.