Judge Info - Modesto Clem

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, September 30, 2007
Retirement Announced 6/30/2008

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Modesto Clem looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Normal
Size/Height Very Low
Feet Normal

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.  Modesto Clem has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Kelly LaFoy
2 Rusty Walter
3 Ellen Schroeder
4 Patrick Sayforth
5 Kim Coleman
6 Clan Melby
7 George Anderson
8 Doug Mavroulis
9 Alejam Zapien
10 Kate Dalton
11 Geor Board
12 Mike Schneider
13 Martha Woodson
14 Annee Lino
15 Chrise Elleberee
16 Aarthom Rapier
17 Angela Fletcher
18 Sam Tacker
19 Stephew Deering
20 Marry Anne Bryant
21 All Mederos
22 George Cruce
23 Roby Hawks
24 John Urick
25 Reberol Pattison

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
July 2019 Papillon Nationals 7/11/2019
July 2019 Old English Sheepdog Nationals 7/2/2019
Cairn Ceilidh 25 6/27/2019
speedy 147 6/23/2019
Halcyon Cavalier 53 6/19/2019
June 2019 A.S.T. Nationals 6/12/2019
June 2019 Australian Terrier Nationals 6/11/2019
May 2019 Mudi Nationals 5/25/2019
May 2019 Shiba Inu Nationals 5/22/2019
May 2019 Puli Nationals 5/19/2019


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.