Judge Info - Nancy Gardner

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, July 31, 2009
Retirement Announced 11/30/2009

Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. Moderate 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 Nancy Gardner looks for.

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

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.  Nancy Gardner has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Caraces Rowen
2 Yvette Glover
3 Sana Rasnick
4 Scott Ramsey
5 Thom Kogut
6 Claire McAllister
7 Mick Sherrer
8 Evan Kown
9 Nata Deming
10 Abby Stewart
11 Chrica Donnellan
12 Dianne Carter
13 Janis Coakley
14 Giulice Lipton
15 Nicole Hunger
16 Pamarba Lhoam
17 Bob Golub
18 Billip Soltero
19 Chric Hoover
20 Mandy Parcus
21 Joe Kensing
22 Roxanne Leatherwood
23 Kristen Gowin
24 Chri Faison
25 Jana Mezies

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
BadDog Bring Your Best II 9/20/2018 Jaspers Black Diamond
Shadowrun September 18th All Breed Show 9/18/2018 Shortline - Walk On The Beach
In Love With Cane Corso 5 9/5/2018
speedy 99 9/1/2018
Anatolian NH July XVII 7/30/2018
Alibi July 21st All Breed Show 7/21/2018 Seaspray Lexicon of Love
Todays Giants 5/30/2018
Wicked Whippets 3 5/23/2018
Bring It Again 5/21/2018
Greyhound March 6th Specialty 3/6/2018


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.