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
June 2019 Brittany Nationals 6/17/2019
May 2019 Swedish Vallhund Nationals 5/25/2019
Golden 125 5/24/2019
May 2019 Scottish Terrier Nationals 5/11/2019
April 2019 Leonberger Nationals 4/11/2019
PointyHead 276 4/5/2019
SColours 285 3/24/2019
Poodle Plus Zeta 3/23/2019
ASTs Spring Is On The Way 3/22/2019
Golden 68 3/16/2019


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.