Judge Info - Penny Strain

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, October 31, 2011
Retirement Announced 12/31/2011

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low 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 Penny Strain looks for.

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

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

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
Golden 68 3/16/2019
March 2019 Otterhound Nationals 3/8/2019
February 2019 Black Russian Terrier Nationals 2/6/2019
Amy’s Top Dog 8 2/2/2019
Sweetbrier Winter Show 11 1/20/2019 Seasar Magnetic Force
January 2019 Lowchen Nationals 1/12/2019
11th Day of Christmas RAT Specialty 12/23/2018
Kerry Kollection 58 12/12/2018
Draig Fall Show 7 12/2/2018 Seasar Trajan
November 2018 German Wirehaired Pointer Nationals 11/21/2018


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.