Judge Info - Sheldon Hansen

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Retirement Announced 3/31/2011

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not political at all. Relatively high 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 Sheldon Hansen looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Lucinda Hunter
2 Bremy Scheffer
3 Terrance Stuttsman
4 Janis Lopez
5 Elaine Stinson
6 Kelly Glenn
7 Brian Coke
8 Hun Sargeant
9 Valera Ortiz
10 Veronica Sheidt
11 Mark Jetter
12 Bart Alderette
13 Carolyn Beerer
14 Aarry Schmit
15 Kath Hazlett
16 Judy Clarkson
17 Chry Krell
18 Adrian Campbell
19 Kristen Gowin
20 Chric Hoover
21 Bob Golub
22 Dianne Carter
23 Abby Stewart
24 Nata Deming
25 Evan Kown

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
Jester Dogs 124th All Breed Show 9/20/2018 TriStar Ringside Rumour
SilknT 135 9/11/2018
End Of August Whippet 4 8/30/2018
Kilhey 75 8/13/2018
WFT August 9th Secialty 8/9/2018
Bring Out The Pyrs 25 6/21/2018
Heaven to Borzoi 6/8/2018
Halcyon Pointer 29 6/3/2018
JKizmets Mudi Party 6/1/2018
CKCS Hello Summer C 5/19/2018


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.