Judge Info - Luke Slocum

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, August 31, 2008
Retirement Announced 10/31/2008

Not very political. Relatively high 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 Luke Slocum looks for.

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

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.  Luke Slocum has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
July 2019 English Springer Spaniel Nationals 7/18/2019
Circuit Summer Show 7/2/2019 BarStar ForWhomTheBelleTolls
May 2019 Neapolitan Mastiff Nationals 5/27/2019
May 2019 Black and Tan Coonhound Nationals 5/24/2019
GaylanStudio 2019-05-23 All Breed Show 5/23/2019 Breslin Pallaton
April 2019 Caucasian Mountain Dog Nationals 4/9/2019
AbleBaker 123 4/8/2019 Picardy Goody Two Shoes
Tidbets Tibetan Party 9 4/7/2019
Whippet Wonder 6 3/29/2019
March 2019 Sealyham Terrier Nationals 3/7/2019


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.