Judge Info - Mickey Bysshe

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 04, 2005
Retirement Announced 1/31/2010

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. 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 Mickey Bysshe looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Keven Dowdle
2 Cliff Irwin
3 Erik Mitchell
4 Hen Kilburn
5 Aly Dimaggio
6 Chuck Donaldson
7 Stephanie Scott
8 Bradie DiNapoli
9 Jene Moak
10 Terri Farnum
11 Kimberly Carson
12 Listy Cousar
13 Huntert Dawe
14 Joandy Classen
15 Ben Marro
16 Maret Gentile
17 Rachero Fergus
18 Deborie Mejorado
19 Bre Strayhorn
20 Julie Patton
21 Tod Brubaker
22 Antonio Hutchinson
23 Jos Harter
24 Dert Priebe
25 Pamelan Treadwell

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
Briard 6-3 6/20/2019
SColours 316 6/14/2019
PointyHead 289 5/21/2019
May 2019 Bloodhound Nationals 5/2/2019
Stealing Home 82 4/25/2019 KDH South Street
Dance Off 2af 4/22/2019
April 10th Collie Show 4/10/2019
Tidbets Tibetan Party 10 4/8/2019
Estrelas Show Off 8 3/23/2019
stafford Extravaganza12 3/19/2019


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.