Judge Info - Linda Sheets

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Retirement Announced 9/30/2012

Not very political. Moderate 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 Linda Sheets looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Low
Gait Very Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Normal
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.  Linda Sheets has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Tod Brubaker
2 Jos Harter
3 Ron Boening
4 Bre Strayhorn
5 Parker Hart
6 Rachero Fergus
7 Joey Finch
8 Holly Pollok
9 Maret Gentile
10 Emily Nguyen
11 Ben Marro
12 Art Toles
13 Ros Richart
14 Eric Pennington
15 Huntert Dawe
16 Listy Cousar
17 Terri Farnum
18 Bradie DiNapoli
19 Hen Kilburn
20 Erik Mitchell
21 Cliff Irwin
22 Keven Dowdle
23 Aly Dimaggio
24 Chuck Donaldson
25 Stephanie Scott

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 2018 Kuvasz Nationals 8/22/2018
AbleBaker 105 8/22/2018
All Breeds Spectacular 4 8/5/2018 Apison Back Seat Driver
SilknT 107 7/13/2018
Hit The Top 3 5/23/2018
April Aussie Specialty 9 4/22/2018
Kleenex 2/2 eng 2/2/2018
New Year Ibizan 4 1/20/2018
Dob World 10 1/10/2018
Grey Ghost 130 11/19/2017


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.