Judge Info - Daniel Foster

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Relatively high 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 Daniel Foster looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter High
Hindquarter High
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat 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.  Daniel Foster has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Kelly LaFoy
2 Rusty Walter
3 Ellen Schroeder
4 Patrick Sayforth
5 Kim Coleman
6 Clan Melby
7 George Anderson
8 Doug Mavroulis
9 Alejam Zapien
10 Kate Dalton
11 Geor Board
12 Mike Schneider
13 Martha Woodson
14 Annee Lino
15 Chrise Elleberee
16 Angela Fletcher
17 Aarthom Rapier
18 Sam Tacker
19 Marry Anne Bryant
20 Stephew Deering
21 All Mederos
22 George Cruce
23 Roby Hawks
24 John Urick
25 Reberol Pattison

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
July 2014 Flat-Coated Retriever Nationals 7/25/2014
July 2014 Black and Tan Coonhound Nationals 7/24/2014
Aussies Come To Play 7/21/2014
Strikers Aussie Specialty 2 7/20/2014
HNC Summer All Breed 7/19/2014 Icekist On Target
July 2014 Brussels Griffon Nationals 7/13/2014
Fireworks 7/10/2014 Arietta Lights Out
July 2014 American Water Spaniel Nationals 7/4/2014
XOXO Sammie Spectacular No. 128 6/28/2014
June 2014 Norwegian Buhund Nationals 6/23/2014


Did you know?
There are about 900 breeds of sheep in the world.
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.
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.