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
GS 7-9 7/9/2019
Down Under All Breed 1 7/6/2019 Douvan Blue Moon
Briard 6-11 6/28/2019
June 2019 Gordon Setter Nationals 6/21/2019
May 2019 Alaskan Klee Kai Nationals 5/19/2019
Antipodes Sheltie Show 62 5/10/2019
April 2019 Belgian Laekenois Nationals 4/27/2019
Nifty Norfolks 49 4/22/2019
March 2019 Portuguese Pointer Nationals 3/20/2019
March 2019 Leonberger Nationals 3/11/2019


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.