Judge Info - Shelley Roberts

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, October 31, 2009
Retirement Announced 3/31/2010

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Low level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.

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 Shelley Roberts looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Very Low
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Very 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.  Shelley Roberts has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
SilknT 159 7/1/2019
Happy hour 16 5/9/2019
Bring On The Borders 1 4/23/2019
March 2019 Kooikerhondje Nationals 3/26/2019
March 2019 Great Pyrenees Nationals 3/12/2019
February 2019 Neapolitan Mastiff Nationals 2/27/2019
Love Whippets 13 2/17/2019
Ig Specialty J 1/24/2019
GaylanStudio 2018-12-29 All Breed 12/29/2018 Kohl All I HaveIsOneLastChance
Vallhunds Only 1 11/26/2018


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.