Judge Info - Marion Clark

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, March 31, 2014
Retirement Announced 5/31/2014

Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. Moderate 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 Marion Clark looks for.

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

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.  Marion Clark has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Chrise Elleberee
2 Annee Lino
3 Aarthom Rapier
4 Kate Dalton
5 Alejam Zapien
6 Stephew Deering
7 All Mederos
8 George Cruce
9 Roby Hawks
10 John Urick
11 George Anderson
12 Logan Ray
13 Clan Melby
14 Kim Coleman
15 Kristen Schindewolf
16 Emma Moss
17 Kelly LaFoy
18 Rusty Walter
19 Ellen Schroeder
20 Marisa Feagin
21 Patrick Sayforth
22 Duane Rawley
23 Stew Kellermen
24 Terry Galloway
25 Rogane Tuller

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
Wyndhaven October 9th All Breed Show 10/9/2018 Triomphe the Dream Starts Here
Shiba Fun 4 10/8/2018
Toy Poodle Parade 100 9/12/2018
Caucasian MD Specialty 8/28/2018
PointyHead 182 8/24/2018
Ablebaker 96 8/1/2018
NB 27 7/27/2018
Brussels Bounce 73 7/20/2018
Calibres Summer Blast 7/9/2018 KDH Fire Fox
Summer MTT Frolic V 6/3/2018


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.