Judge Info - Mark Sayers

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, June 08, 2003
Retirement Announced 5/31/2008

Not very political. Low 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 Mark Sayers looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Chrica Donnellan
2 Janis Coakley
3 Mick Sherrer
4 Claire McAllister
5 Giulice Lipton
6 Nicole Hunger
7 Pamarba Lhoam
8 Scott Ramsey
9 Sana Rasnick
10 Billip Soltero
11 Caraces Rowen
12 Yvette Glover
13 Mandy Parcus
14 Thom Kogut
15 Joe Kensing
16 Roxanne Leatherwood
17 Chri Faison
18 Jana Mezies
19 Evan Kown
20 Nata Deming
21 Shael Parramore
22 Abby Stewart
23 Bruce Creel
24 Dianne Carter
25 Sylvia Tejeda

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
March 2019 Scottish Deerhound Nationals 3/16/2019
Zinga 88 3/15/2019 Montianas Sand Dune
Bully Bash Number 1 3/7/2019
February 2019 Papillon Nationals 2/11/2019
February 2019 Miniature Bull Terrier Nationals 2/11/2019
Love Whippets 4 2/8/2019
Clwyds Jan 26 ACS Specialty 1/26/2019
January 2019 Briard Nationals 1/6/2019
January 2019 Lagotto Romagnolo Nationals 1/3/2019
Steinhaus Fall Show 13 12/14/2018 GLXYs Pot O Gold


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.