Judge Info - Oscar West

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016
Retirement Announced 2/28/2018

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Moderate 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 Oscar West looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Joandy Classen
2 Deborie Mejorado
3 Kimberly Carson
4 Julie Patton
5 Jene Moak
6 Antonio Hutchinson
7 Stephanie Scott
8 Chuck Donaldson
9 Aly Dimaggio
10 Dert Priebe
11 Pamelan Treadwell
12 Justin Moyer
13 Keven Dowdle
14 Cliff Irwin
15 Erik Mitchell
16 Hen Kilburn
17 Peren Troy
18 Bradie DiNapoli
19 Bill Meyer
20 Jamiel Leavens
21 Terri Farnum
22 Jennifer Oneil
23 Listy Cousar
24 Huntert Dawe
25 Nany Painter

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 Leonberger Nationals 7/11/2019
July 2019 French Bulldog Nationals 7/8/2019
Stonehill May 24th All Breed Show 5/24/2019 JD Duke of Wessex
Heavenly 3 5/21/2019
Leather Or Lace 4/16/2019
Cairn Tamiami 3 4/15/2019
In Memory Of Chili All Breed Show 3/20/2019
GaylanStudio 2019-03-18 All Breed Show 3/18/2019 Oberhaus Lucky Guess
March 2019 English Foxhound Nationals 3/1/2019
February 2019 Showdog.com World Cup 2/28/2019 VikingDog Obsession


Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.