Judge Info - Erik Morris

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, May 31, 2010

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Low 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 Erik Morris looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Very Low
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat High
Size/Height Normal
Feet Normal

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.  Erik Morris has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Dianne Carter
2 Bob Golub
3 Abby Stewart
4 Chric Hoover
5 Nata Deming
6 Evan Kown
7 Kristen Gowin
8 Adrian Campbell
9 Thom Kogut
10 Yvette Glover
11 Chry Krell
12 Judy Clarkson
13 Kath Hazlett
14 Caraces Rowen
15 Sana Rasnick
16 Scott Ramsey
17 Aarry Schmit
18 Carolyn Beerer
19 Claire McAllister
20 Mick Sherrer
21 Bart Alderette
22 Mark Jetter
23 Veronica Sheidt
24 Chrica Donnellan
25 Valera Ortiz

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
Barktober GS Irish Setter Specialty 10/7/2015
October 2015 Chesapeake Bay Retriever Nationals 10/4/2015
Airblu 163 10/1/2015 Acropolis of Kilhey
Pointy Party 4 9/28/2015 Kilhey Canny Blitz
September 2015 Chinese Crested Dog Nationals 9/25/2015
September 2015 Bichon Frise Nationals 9/24/2015
Summer Poodle Specialty No. 30 9/19/2015
September 18th Boxer Show 9/18/2015
Viz Whiz 7 9/15/2015
Destined For Greatness 13 9/14/2015 Glitter Smart Storm of HS

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?
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.