Judge Info - Oscar West

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016

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
August Foxhound 19 8/19/2017
Lower Mainland Sheltie Show 8/18/2017
Dandy Aussie Special 44 8/17/2017
Dandy Aussie Special 43 8/16/2017
August 2017 Dalmatian Nationals 8/15/2017
Dandy Aussie Special 42 8/14/2017
August 2017 Tibetan Spaniel Nationals 8/13/2017
GaylanStudio August 12 All Breed 8/12/2017 Sunny A Ariel Baldwin
Canine Ceilidh 102 8/11/2017 Sunny A Ariel Baldwin
August 2017 Chihuahua Nationals 8/10/2017


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.