Judge Info - Ned Ford

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Retirement Announced 3/31/2018

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. 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 Ned Ford looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Very High
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
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.  Ned Ford has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Bob Golub
2 Chric Hoover
3 Kristen Gowin
4 Dianne Carter
5 Adrian Campbell
6 Abby Stewart
7 Chry Krell
8 Judy Clarkson
9 Kath Hazlett
10 Nata Deming
11 Evan Kown
12 Aarry Schmit
13 Carolyn Beerer
14 Thom Kogut
15 Bart Alderette
16 Yvette Glover
17 Mark Jetter
18 Caraces Rowen
19 Veronica Sheidt
20 Sana Rasnick
21 Scott Ramsey
22 Claire McAllister
23 Mick Sherrer
24 Valera Ortiz
25 Hun Sargeant

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
Silverwind March 18th All Breed Show 3/18/2019 Girofro Attention Seeker
March 2019 Appenzeller Sennenhund Nationals 3/14/2019
Paquin West 6 3/8/2019
Highland Games 94 3/5/2019 Breslin Esterhouse
March 2019 Azawakh Nationals 3/1/2019
Houndsome Beagle Bash V 2/2/2019
PointyHead 238 1/30/2019
German Spitz Club 8 1/25/2019
January 2019 English Setter Nationals 1/19/2019
Halcyon Borzoi 52 1/17/2019


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.