Judge Info - Maria Brandt

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, September 30, 2018
Retirement Announced 10/31/2018

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Maria Brandt looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Hun Sargeant
2 Valera Ortiz
3 Brian Coke
4 Kelly Glenn
5 Veronica Sheidt
6 Elaine Stinson
7 Mark Jetter
8 Bart Alderette
9 Janis Lopez
10 Carolyn Beerer
11 Terrance Stuttsman
12 Aarry Schmit
13 Bremy Scheffer
14 Kath Hazlett
15 Judy Clarkson
16 Chry Krell
17 Lucinda Hunter
18 Adrian Campbell
19 Kristen Gowin
20 Chric Hoover
21 Bob Golub
22 Dianne Carter
23 Abby Stewart
24 Nata Deming
25 Evan Kown

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
All Breeds Spectacular 56 10/11/2019 KDH Black Tide
October Whippet 2 10/9/2019
Lisboa 144 9/24/2019
September 2019 A.S.T. Nationals 9/12/2019
August 2019 Manchester Toy Terrier Nationals 8/23/2019
August 2019 Giant Schnauzer Nationals 8/15/2019
July 2019 Pekingese Nationals 7/22/2019
June Pay It Forward IG Spec 6/7/2019
Golden 112 5/6/2019
SColours 295 4/28/2019


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.