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
Frenchie Fall Fling V 11/29/2018
TNT 123rd All Breed Show 11/28/2018 Bowring Sangarius
November 2018 Norwegian Elkhound Nationals 11/27/2018
November 2018 Dogue de Bordeaux Nationals 11/26/2018
November 2018 Flat-Coated Retriever Nationals 11/25/2018
November 2018 Black and Tan Coonhound Nationals 11/24/2018
November 2018 Manchester Toy Terrier Nationals 11/23/2018
November 2018 Pyrenean Shepherd Nationals 11/22/2018
November 2018 W.H.W.T. Nationals 11/21/2018
November 2018 Curly-Coated Retriever Nationals 11/20/2018


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.