Judge Info - Daniel Foster

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Retirement Announced 11/30/2014

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
Lisboa 83 8/2/2018
Hang Fire 134 3/23/2018
Kilhey 59 2/18/2018
Chasing Cane Specialty 1 2/9/2018
Anatolian December X 12/22/2017
Calling All Kerrys 11 12/1/2017
Pharaoh Hound November 20th 11/20/2017
Kleenex 11-18 11/18/2017
GD Specialty 1 10/30/2017
Standards on Parade 10/10/2017


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.