Judge Info - Ronald Brooks

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Retirement Announced 10/31/2015

Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Ronald Brooks looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 All Mederos
2 George Cruce
3 Roby Hawks
4 Stephew Deering
5 John Urick
6 Aarthom Rapier
7 Chrise Elleberee
8 Annee Lino
9 Logan Ray
10 Kate Dalton
11 Alejam Zapien
12 Kristen Schindewolf
13 Emma Moss
14 George Anderson
15 Clan Melby
16 Kim Coleman
17 Marisa Feagin
18 Duane Rawley
19 Stew Kellermen
20 Terry Galloway
21 Rogane Tuller
22 Kelly LaFoy
23 Rusty Walter
24 Ellen Schroeder
25 Robert Pouk

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
I believe in Giants 3 10/10/2018
September 2018 Border Terrier Nationals 9/23/2018
SP Dream Show 18 9/8/2018
Stafford 4 Day Weekend 9/4/2018
Glittering 102 8/26/2018
Nifty Norfolks 35 8/21/2018
Border T Party 84 8/8/2018
Antipodes Sheltie Show 37 6/26/2018
Have Fun This Summer 6/25/2018
PointyHead 149 6/9/2018


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.