Judge Info - Bruce Bass

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, January 31, 2013

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Moderate level of breed bias.


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
Curlys Friday Night Rocks 2 11/27/2015
November 2015 Saint Bernard Nationals 11/26/2015
GSP Day Out 29 11/20/2015
Tikis Party 1 11/17/2015
November 2015 Appenzeller Sennenhund Nationals 11/14/2015
GSD Fall Booster II 11/12/2015
SureShot Support Your Troops Show 11/11/2015 Morpurgo Red Rock
November 2015 Spinone Italiano Nationals 11/8/2015
November 2015 English Cocker Spaniel Nationals 11/5/2015
XOXO Sammie Spectacular No. 133 11/3/2015

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.