Judge Info - Bruce Bass

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, January 31, 2013
Retirement Announced 2/29/2016

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling 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 Bruce Bass looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Edna Dixon
2 Jay McHaney
3 Jessa McKinnley
4 June Dixon
5 John Rome
6 Beah McEwen
7 Katy Murrell
8 Matt Moore
9 Riely Whalen
10 Ster Stockyard
11 Norma Young
12 Caryn Brumit
13 Dan Adams
14 Flozell Tucker
15 Herb Bowe
16 Den Towler
17 Coby Rodriguez
18 Jeff Wehlan
19 Alles Vickers
20 Jony Bewely
21 Willie Cundiff
22 Bob Coke
23 Nathia Barks
24 Debbie Merrill
25 Greg Alexander

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
Kindred Heart Basenji Bash No. 83 3/25/2016
March 2016 Curly-Coated Retriever Nationals 3/20/2016
Greater NY Setter Specialty XV 3/18/2016
March 2016 Brittany Nationals 3/17/2016
I Just Wanna Scream 3/8/2016 Dondaig Red Dancer
March 2016 German Pinscher Nationals 3/4/2016
March 2016 Bullmastiff Nationals 3/3/2016
March 2016 Bloodhound Nationals 3/2/2016
March 2016 Azawakh Nationals 3/1/2016
February 2016 Neapolitan Mastiff Nationals 2/27/2016


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.