Judge Info - Christopher Kerr

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, December 31, 2012
Retirement Announced 9/30/2013

Not political at all. 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 Christopher Kerr looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Julie Patton
2 Deborie Mejorado
3 Antonio Hutchinson
4 Dert Priebe
5 Pamelan Treadwell
6 Justin Moyer
7 Joandy Classen
8 Kimberly Carson
9 Jene Moak
10 Stephanie Scott
11 Chuck Donaldson
12 Peren Troy
13 Aly Dimaggio
14 Bill Meyer
15 Jamiel Leavens
16 Jennifer Oneil
17 Nany Painter
18 Keven Dowdle
19 Cliff Irwin
20 Greg Alexander
21 Erik Mitchell
22 Nathia Barks
23 Hen Kilburn
24 Jony Bewely
25 Alles Vickers

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
October 2013 English Toy Spaniel Nationals 10/24/2013
October 2013 Pekingese Nationals 10/22/2013
QB Dobie Trial 1 10/20/2013
October 2013 English Setter Nationals 10/19/2013
October 2013 English Springer Spaniel Nationals 10/18/2013
October 2013 Cairn Terrier Nationals 10/16/2013
October 2013 Dalmatian Nationals 10/15/2013
October 2013 Appenzeller Sennenhund Nationals 10/14/2013
Celebrating Kelpies 2 10/9/2013
October 2013 Black Russian Terrier Nationals 10/6/2013


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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.
Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.