Judge Info - Martin Lee

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, February 29, 2016
Retirement Announced 4/30/2018

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Relatively high 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 Martin Lee looks for.

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

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

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
January 2019 Golden Retriever Nationals 1/17/2019
AirMid 63 1/16/2019 Lanakila BrandNewMan
January 2019 Giant Schnauzer Nationals 1/15/2019
Glittering 113 12/29/2018
December 2018 Welsh Terrier Nationals 12/24/2018
December 2018 Chinese Shar-Pei Nationals 12/21/2018
December 2018 Silky Terrier Nationals 12/19/2018
December 2018 Anatolian Shepherd Nationals 12/18/2018
December 2018 German Shepherd Dog Nationals 12/15/2018
December 2018 Labrador Retriever Nationals 12/13/2018


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.