Judge Info - Brandon Gagnon

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Retirement Announced 10/31/2017

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Not very political. Low 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 Brandon Gagnon looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Riely Whalen
2 Ster Stockyard
3 Matt Moore
4 Caryn Brumit
5 Flozell Tucker
6 Herb Bowe
7 June Dixon
8 Den Towler
9 Coby Rodriguez
10 Alles Vickers
11 Jony Bewely
12 Nathia Barks
13 Greg Alexander
14 Edna Dixon
15 Jay McHaney
16 Nany Painter
17 Jennifer Oneil
18 Jessa McKinnley
19 John Rome
20 Beah McEwen
21 Katy Murrell
22 Jamiel Leavens
23 Bill Meyer
24 Peren Troy
25 Norma Young

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
All Things Pretty Collie Show 11/24/2017
November 2017 Border Terrier Nationals 11/23/2017
Texas Two Step 4 11/22/2017
November 2017 American Cocker Spaniel Nationals 11/21/2017
Fund Dog Show 11/20/2017 ESAN Secret Angel
November 2017 Pomeranian Nationals 11/18/2017
Antipodes Sheltie Show 6 11/17/2017
November Great Dane 4 11/16/2017
November 2017 German Shepherd Dog Nationals 11/15/2017
November HNC Show 1 11/14/2017 ESAN Secret Angel


Did you know?
The two largest American dog shows after Westminster are the National Dog Show (which is televised on Thanksgiving Day by NBC, usually after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.