Judge Info - Blake Hepler

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Retirement Announced 12/31/2008

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Doesn't show a breed bias at all.

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 Blake Hepler looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Low
Size/Height Very 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.  Blake Hepler 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 Aly Dimaggio
7 Chuck Donaldson
8 Stephanie Scott
9 Terri Farnum
10 Listy Cousar
11 Huntert Dawe
12 Jene Moak
13 Kimberly Carson
14 Joandy Classen
15 Ben Marro
16 Maret Gentile
17 Rachero Fergus
18 Bre Strayhorn
19 Deborie Mejorado
20 Tod Brubaker
21 Julie Patton
22 Jos Harter
23 Antonio Hutchinson
24 Ron Boening
25 Parker Hart

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
Manchester Mania 14 9/9/2018
Kleenex BC 7/30 7/30/2018
Jidokey Height Of Summer Pekingese Specialty 7/25/2018
Puli Party 7/22/2018
Icekist July 14th All Breed Show 7/14/2018 GLXYs Mama Told Me Not To Come
Kilhey 70 7/10/2018
Waggs Yorkie Show 4 6/22/2018
Todays Giants 2 6/20/2018
CKCS Hello Summer D 5/22/2018
speedy 57 4/7/2018


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.