Judge Info - Martin Lee

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, February 29, 2016

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
May 2017 Pyrenean Shepherd Nationals 5/22/2017
EMD 5-21 5/21/2017
May 2017 Border Collie Nationals 5/20/2017
May 2017 Bedlington Terrier Nationals 5/19/2017
Swissies Show Off 29 5/18/2017
Afghans On Show in May V2 5/17/2017
SilknT 33 5/16/2017 Kissangels Start Right Here
JRT Spring Fling 3 5/15/2017
Mystic Wand 2 5/14/2017
May 2017 Brussels Griffon Nationals 5/13/2017


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.