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
Havana Sheltie Show 12/17/2017
December 2017 G.S.M.D. Nationals 12/16/2017
SDKC 1 12/15/2017 Kissangels BakingChallenge
December 2017 Rottweiler Nationals 12/14/2017
Grey Ghost 142 12/13/2017
speedy 28 12/12/2017
Grey Ghost 141 12/11/2017
Toy Poodle Parade 30 12/10/2017
Christmas Countdown ACS Show 12/10/2017
December 2017 Tibetan Mastiff Nationals 12/9/2017


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.