Judge Info - Charles Britton

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, August 31, 2015
Retirement Announced 12/31/2016

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not political at all. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Charles Britton looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Very Low
Size/Height Low
Feet Low

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.  Charles Britton has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Kelly Glenn
2 Elaine Stinson
3 Janis Lopez
4 Brian Coke
5 Terrance Stuttsman
6 Bremy Scheffer
7 Hun Sargeant
8 Valera Ortiz
9 Lucinda Hunter
10 Veronica Sheidt
11 Mark Jetter
12 Bart Alderette
13 Carolyn Beerer
14 Aarry Schmit
15 Kath Hazlett
16 Judy Clarkson
17 Chry Krell
18 Adrian Campbell
19 Kristen Gowin
20 Chric Hoover
21 Bob Golub
22 Dianne Carter
23 Abby Stewart
24 Nata Deming
25 Evan Kown

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
Australian Shepherds On Show 8/5/2019
MY POWER By Beyoncé For Shetland Sheepdogs 8/2/2019
Corgo 47 7/28/2019
Keesies on Parade 45 6/2/2019
Bombyx Bash 109 6/1/2019
BlzBT3 4/18/2019
Lake Itasca All Breed 16 4/13/2019 Marquetry Carry A Rose
April 2019 Shetland Sheepdog Nationals 4/4/2019
KDH All Breed 27 4/3/2019 Marquetry Carry A Rose
April 2019 South African Boerboel Nationals 4/3/2019


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.