Judge Info - Susan Sherman

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, August 31, 2014
Retirement Announced 1/31/2015

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 Susan Sherman looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Keven Dowdle
2 Cliff Irwin
3 Erik Mitchell
4 Hen Kilburn
5 Bradie DiNapoli
6 Terri Farnum
7 Listy Cousar
8 Huntert Dawe
9 Aly Dimaggio
10 Chuck Donaldson
11 Stephanie Scott
12 Jene Moak
13 Kimberly Carson
14 Ben Marro
15 Joandy Classen
16 Maret Gentile
17 Rachero Fergus
18 Bre Strayhorn
19 Tod Brubaker
20 Deborie Mejorado
21 Jos Harter
22 Ron Boening
23 Julie Patton
24 Parker Hart
25 Joey Finch

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
January 2019 Norwegian Buhund Nationals 1/23/2019
KDH All Breed 15 1/22/2019 Seasar Keep the Force
Toypoodle 3 1/12/2019
January 2019 Otterhound Nationals 1/8/2019
January 2019 Bergamasco Nationals 1/8/2019
GaylanStudio December 18th All Breed 12/18/2018 Seasar Honeycomb
Strikers November 24th All Breed Show 11/24/2018 Seasar Keep the Force
Antipodes Sheltie Show 57 11/16/2018
November 2018 Komondor Nationals 11/6/2018
Terv Fall Special 3 10/27/2018


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.