Judge Info - Sandra Grooms

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, November 30, 2009
Retirement Announced 10/31/2014

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Doesn't show a breed bias at all.

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 Sandra Grooms looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter Very High
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat High
Size/Height High
Feet Normal

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.  Sandra Grooms has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Sylvia Tejeda
2 Joey Allen
3 Bruce Creel
4 David Scott
5 Reberol Pattison
6 Shael Parramore
7 Marry Anne Bryant
8 Sam Tacker
9 Jana Mezies
10 Chri Faison
11 Roxanne Leatherwood
12 Joe Kensing
13 Angela Fletcher
14 Mandy Parcus
15 Billip Soltero
16 Martha Woodson
17 Mike Schneider
18 Geor Board
19 Pamarba Lhoam
20 Nicole Hunger
21 Giulice Lipton
22 Doug Mavroulis
23 Janis Coakley
24 Patrick Sayforth
25 Chrica Donnellan

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
Manchester Mania 13 9/8/2018
Stonehill September 7th All Breed Show 9/7/2018 Woodwinds Victor
Companions Bullie Garden Party August 2018 8/30/2018
Manchester Mania 7 8/6/2018
Canine Ceilidh 116 7/19/2018 Heavenly New Horizons
Clwyds Canada Day ACS Specialty 7/1/2018
Anatolian NH July I 7/1/2018
Gymea 129 6/2/2018
Zinga 60 5/25/2018
AbleBaker 75 4/21/2018


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.