Judge Info - Amanda Mclean

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, January 31, 2011

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. 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 Amanda Mclean looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Doug Mavroulis
2 Geor Board
3 Mike Schneider
4 Martha Woodson
5 Patrick Sayforth
6 Angela Fletcher
7 Ellen Schroeder
8 Sam Tacker
9 Rusty Walter
10 Marry Anne Bryant
11 Kelly LaFoy
12 Reberol Pattison
13 David Scott
14 Joey Allen
15 Sylvia Tejeda
16 Kim Coleman
17 Clan Melby
18 Bruce Creel
19 George Anderson
20 Shael Parramore
21 Jana Mezies
22 Chri Faison
23 Roxanne Leatherwood
24 Joe Kensing
25 Mandy Parcus

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
Out of The Blue Invitational 5/30/2015
May 2015 Dogue de Bordeaux Nationals 5/26/2015
Amberline 89 5/22/2015 SU Ammo
Calming Waters English Setter No. 05 5/21/2015
Brason English Setter 3 5/20/2015
May 2015 I.R.W.S. Nationals 5/18/2015
Fenland Festival 122 5/15/2015 Basset Hill Behemoth
May 2015 Italian Greyhound Nationals 5/14/2015
May 2015 Affenpinscher Nationals 5/13/2015
May 2015 Scottish Terrier Nationals 5/11/2015


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