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.


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
Ozlok Harrier Bash 74 3/19/2018
Ozlok Harrier Bash 70 3/15/2018
Calling All Kerrys 16 3/11/2018
Arctic Tolians 3 2/7/2018
Kleenex 1/28 BC 1/28/2018
January GWP 2 1/25/2018
Glenfield 29 1/22/2018
Toy Poodle Parade 29 12/1/2017
Ozlok Harrier Bash 56 10/17/2017
Norwegian Elkhounds Down Under 11 10/1/2017

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.