Judge Info - Anthony Lara

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, December 31, 2015
Retirement Announced 11/30/2017

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias.

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 Anthony Lara looks for.

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

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

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
Senkrah birthday bash 10/15/2018 Fieldstar Time Away
October 2018 Pumi Nationals 10/1/2018
Draig Fall Show 5 9/25/2018 NLS Black Snow
Halcyon Pointer 32 8/20/2018
Kingfisher Casting Stones 5 5/22/2018 Apison Jeff Gordon
Zinga 54 5/1/2018
Hang Fire 146 4/17/2018
April Fool`s Easter Sheltie Show 4/1/2018
Norwegian Elkhounds Down Under 26 1/29/2018
PointyHead 95 1/28/2018


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.