Judge Info - Emerson Shores

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Retirement Announced 4/30/2008

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. 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 Emerson Shores looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Ben Marro
2 Maret Gentile
3 Rachero Fergus
4 Bre Strayhorn
5 Huntert Dawe
6 Listy Cousar
7 Terri Farnum
8 Tod Brubaker
9 Bradie DiNapoli
10 Jos Harter
11 Ron Boening
12 Hen Kilburn
13 Erik Mitchell
14 Parker Hart
15 Joey Finch
16 Cliff Irwin
17 Holly Pollok
18 Keven Dowdle
19 Emily Nguyen
20 Art Toles
21 Ros Richart
22 Eric Pennington
23 Aly Dimaggio
24 Chuck Donaldson
25 Stephanie Scott

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
Korthals 101 3/17/2019
Tibetan Specialty 12 3/10/2019
KDH All Breed 24 3/9/2019 Willowcreek Esprit
Willows Whippet Show 12 3/2/2019
February 2019 Kooikerhondje Nationals 2/26/2019
Whippet Snow Fun 6 1/27/2019
TJ Winter Show 7 1/25/2019 Willowcreek Merry And Bright
January 2019 Tibetan Mastiff Nationals 1/9/2019
Sweetbrier Fall Show 17 11/26/2018 Rivertown All Class
Kerry Kollection 51 10/25/2018


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.